Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Grand Finale!!

Yesterday was the last Farmers Market. Now I have to start buying my produce from the grocery store again. And yes, I'm whining!! I stalked up on everything that would keep for awhile. I bought extra winter squash, onions, etc. I also put some roasted chili's in the freezer for Green Chili this winter. I usually do that earlier but for some reason I just didn't get around to it. I think I have enough to last though.
You have been very patient with me in posting the last leg of our drive. With not being able to connect to the Internet last week slowed me down. I did get a lot done around here though.
This is Long's Peak again. If you look closely you can see the clouds at the top. As we drove into Estes Park we saw Elk along the side of the road. Of course we had to stop and take pictures and watch them.
These two were locking horns and making lots of noise.

Doesn't he look proud standing there?
They kept going behind the trees so it was hard to take a picture. As angry as they seemed I sure wasn't going to get any closer.

I hope you enjoyed watching the Elk as much as we did. I wish you could all have been there with us.


Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Why, I haven't seen elk in ages! Thanks for showing me.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Gosh Ive never seen an elk in real life. They look pretty scary. I wouldnt fancy a poke off one of their antlers!!! It must have been a lovely trip with all the wonderful views you have shown us. Mr K sees the odd deer when he is driving late at night, but they are very rare to see, so to be that close to the elk and be able to take a photo is amazing. Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pictures X

Cherdecor said...

I would love to see one of those beside the road. I would get so excited! These are amazing pictures!

melissa said...

The pictures of the elk are beeauuutiful. I love animals and nature so much. We always get such joy out of seeing the deer running around everywhere when we go to Monterey. Gorgeous.

Sorry the Farmer's Market is over!

Alison said...

Such lovely photos and an elk too, eeek they look huge!
love Alison x

FancyHorse said...

I've never seen an elk, what an awesome sight that must have been!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I too never seen an Elk!
Wow! They are are big animals!
Again, lovely Judy... Thanks for sharing it with us!
Debbie Moss


Kim's Treasures said...

Very cool! My dd and her bf went to Estes Park this summer and only saw a chipmunk, lol!

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Hi Judy,
I wish I could've been there with you seeing the mountains in the clouds and the beautiful elk too, what lovely creatures.

I am with you, I love the Farmer's Market and really miss them when I have to go to the grocery store. Luckily, we do have an organic store in town... but it's still not the same, of course! Green chili sure sounds good, hope you share that recipe... yum!

Happy night

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I'm amazed, right out there in traffic! I've seen a few small deer, but never big elk like that!

Mamma Lalla said...

The Elk is so beautiful!! That is one animal that we do not have in Africa. I saw my first elk when I was in London.
Thanks for sharing.