Sunday, July 5, 2015

A day in the mountains!

We spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning in the Uintas at a friends cabin - starting out very warm on Saturday and then raining and cooling off quite a bit in the evening and early morning hours on Sunday. It was so wonderful to have rain that many of us sat out on the deck under an umbrella and ate dinner despite getting water down our backs!
Before the rain I found some wildflowers to photograph hiding in the sun-shade of the undergrowth, and then the rainstorm produced a very neat diffuse view followed by a rainbow of colors in the sky.
This morning a young grouse watched us warily and then the Sandhill Cranes appeared on our way out of the canyon.
Arriving home, I played hide-and-seek with a male Bullock's Oriole on the feeder!

Wild flowers!

View before the rain

View during the rain

Rainbow of colors!

Young grouse.

Sandhill Cranes

Peek-a-boo with the Bullock's Oriole

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