Thursday, May 10, 2012

Goldilocks View

Exploring Deep Creek Wilderness Management Area for the first time, we followed obscure game trails into the hills. 
From Square Top Mountain, we had a great view of Strawberry Reservoir and the surrounding mountains.  The area is wide open and wild, with very little sign of human impace.
The butterflies were out.  Green ones,
and orange ones, flitting over the first spring flowers. 
Daisy cooled her belly on numerous snow patches remaining in the shade,
and swam in beaver ponds along the north fork of Deep Creek.   We saw deer and elk melting through the aspen,
and hawks, soaring and perching.
Goldilocks would have given the day her stamp of approval.  Just right.

14 comments:

Merri said...

yes, just right! and close to the Strawberry Fields Endurance ride!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

So is Steve writing another book on yet more rough rides. This looks wonderful.

Jo said...

I just love that you share these glorious unspoilt areas with delightful names, with us! I also love darling Daisy cooling her belly in the patches of snow and in the water. Wow to the butterflies. Spring is sure upon you? Have a great weekend. Blessings, Jo

Jo said...

I just love that you share these glorious unspoilt areas with delightful names, with us! I also love darling Daisy cooling her belly in the patches of snow and in the water. Wow to the butterflies. Spring is sure upon you? Have a great weekend. Blessings, Jo

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Had to put an a bit of effort to see the green butterfly. Very nice.

Gaelyn said...

Glad you didn't run into the three bears. Looks delightful.

troutbirder said...

I love these wilderness like settings. Very nice....

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Wonderful pictures.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think hawks are so cool looking...of course, I'm not one of their prey!
The green butterfly is magical!

Pam said...

What a marvelous view of the snow caped mountain range. I see Daisy is in her glory with both snow and water this trail ride.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful ride, Janie.

Diane AZ said...

Looks like Daisy had lots of fun. Gorgeous butterflies and flowers!

roffe said...

The nature and living in nature are a part of my life.
Wonderful photos..

EG CameraGirl said...

The green butterfly is stunning. Daisy must stop to roll in every patch of spring snow and to swim in every puddle. :)

kaye said...

that is certainly a goldilocks view.

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