sorry i keep disappearing, but the weather has been so nice, and i was cooped up for so long, i just can’t focus on poetry at all, i just want to be outside. so instead of any new poems today, here is what i have been up to:
these are the collegiate peaks in central colorado, just north of taylor park reservoir, i believe all those peaks are fourteeners, and this mountain chain is part of the north american continental divide, all watersheds east of these mountains flow into the gulf of mexico, and all watersheds west of these mountains flow to the pacific ocean
i camped a couple of weeks upstream on the taylor river along these ponds. spring thaw was in full swing, and the area was very swampy. the fishing was pretty good
that’s a moose standing in the middle of the bog. i didn’t see any calves, but there may have been one bedded down in the thick brush. this is as close as i will get to a moose while i am on foot. many years ago, i accidently got to close to a moose calf and momma chased me up a tree… lesson learned
about five minutes after i took this photo, a bull elk popped out of the trees up on top of the hill, took one look at that moose, and ran away. kind of wish i had been taking a video
i plan on spending more time up here this summer. but now that my foot is rehabbed and feeling good, i guess i should go find a job =)
happy earth day everybody! i know i’m a day late, but in reality, every day is earth day, and what an awesome place the earth is, wouldn’t you agree?