When I was a youngster living outside Philadelphia - we went "down the shore" so I guess now that I live in Colorado - we go "up the mountains." It's a beautiful day - but still warm, so we decided to do a little birding with altitude.
The next three pictures were taken in a beautiful meadow near a pond. There were hummingbirds and wildflowers everywhere!
We had a nice ride but wanted to get back down Route 24 before the afternoon thunderstorms that have been causing severe mud slides. Route 24 has been closed almost daily. Even a small amount of rain on the Waldo burn scare is causing major flooding. It just started raining and, sure enough, the emergency scroll is again running along the bottom of the TV screen.