Our first full day back in the mountains, I took a little walk around our home. Adjusting to the change of altitude from sea level to nearly 10,00 feet is not as easy as it was several years ago.
But one doesn't have to go far to enjoy the beauty.
We have been trying for years to re cultivate the native wildflowers in our yard. Many, including this Mountain Aster are doing well.
From the lot next door the variety of flowers was amazing.
In fact, we were surrounded by wildflowers.
Having put out the hummingbird feeders. This aggressive male decided decided to claim the one closest as his own, and expended a lot of energy flying from his "guard tree" to keep competitors away.
This house wren though appeared unperturbed -
Even when a Colorado bluebird came to visit.
Nothing fazes this chipmunk - who can always find enough to eat this time of year.