Saturday, July 16, 2011

Our Front Yard

This is a view of our RV and yard here at Lathrop State Park.

When I go inside and look out that large front window, this is my view of Martin Lake first thing in the morning.

There are lots of other things to see, as well. When we first parked the rig and saw this big hole, we wondered if it belonged to a badger or a coyote.

When I asked some of the folks in the Visitor Center, Karen told me at their place, they usually find rabbits living in holes like this. And we sure have a lot of cotton tail rabbits in our yard. They are small and so cute.

That is, until they start looking at our tomato plant as a source of breakfast.

The rabbits are still here, but unfortunately, the tomato died. And it wasn't the fault of the bunnies. We aren't sure if we over watered it, under watered it, or left it in the sun and wind too often. But it shriveled up and died.

We put out a hummingbird feeder and now we get to watch these beautiful birds all day. I have to fill it every two days.

The sky is often very pretty late in the evening.

Because of the smoke from forest fires in New Mexico and southern Colorado, our sunrises have been dramatic many mornings.

I may have posted a picture of this Bullocks Oriole before.

This buck Mule Deer spent most of one day browsing and sleeping in our yard.

From the bird songs we hear around us, I believe this is a Meadowlark.


  1. Looks like a lovely spot to be staying at. Hope your knee is doing well.

  2. I love your pictures! That hole looks like you might find Alice in there. :)

  3. Lovely. I'm looking forward to the days of just sitting and photographing a brand new place surrounded by nature.

  4. Yep, we're definitely going to stop there the next time we go through Colorado. Glad you have such lovely things to see while you recuperate.

  5. Isn't great that we can change our back yard whenever we wish....