Snowprints

A few days ago we received our second dusting of snow for the season.  I loved observing the various footprints on the walking trail that morning, and trying to guess what they were.

Prancing deer?

Tiny things:

Bunnies:

Turkey

Others:

 

 

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All Eyes On Me

The walking path I usually take each morning and evening is very close to our home.  It’s a good way to observe the changing colors in the Big Horn Mountains.  The cattle always seem interested in me, and I often greet them on my way by.

All eyes on me!

 

 

Back in the Saddle

Following a painful bike wreck earlier in the summer, I was still eager to get back on my bike while we were in Jackson Hole.  It was terrifying at first, but I loved riding through the National Park with Chris and Sarah.

It was a great day to ride along the lake.

What can be better than mountains, water, kids and bikes on a pleasant summer day?

Mountain Eclipse

Chris and Sarah watched the eclipse from Cascade Canyon in the Tetons.  They had quite a different experience from ours, but equally thrilling.  They found a great spot to watch the whole process.

The totality was great to view from the mountain.  They said when it cooled off the mosquitoes came out for a few minutes!

They didn’t have a colander to use, but the lid of a salt shaker worked quite well.

They used a welder’s glass to get some interesting photos.

One of the crazy things that happened that day on the mountain was that Sarah watched a snake catch a trout and eat it!  I had no idea that was possible.

 

 

 

Railway Tunnels

One of the most interesting things about our mountain bike ride in Spain was the many tunnels we saw along the way.

There were many various types of tunnels.

This one was scary because it was nearly pitch dark in places, and other bikers were going past me quickly.

Some areas had beautiful rocky overhangs like this one.

Obviously, I stopped often to take photos of tunnels.

This was the original railway line for the mines, and I’m so glad they turned it into a wonderful bike trail.

I will definitely ride this bike trail again, if I ever get to go back again, hopefully with Paul next time.

Bike Ride in Spain

One of our favorite activities in Spain was the bike ride we took in the mountains.  The Senda del Oso runs 25 miles on an old mining rail line through the mountains above Oviedo.  There are several tunnels, which I’ll feature in a later post.  We had a wonderful day on rental bikes, and thoroughly enjoyed the views along the way.  These are some of the many granaries we saw along the way.

The countryside was beautiful and we had great weather all day!

We came across this small church with an interesting cemetery behind it.

We stopped for lunch in a small village and found the food to be delicious.

Chris and Sarah each bought a frozen fruit bar.

Then we headed on up the path nearly to the end, when we had to return to get the rental bikes turned in.

More granaries along the way.

I’ll show more scenes from the bike ride on the next blog post.