Friday, August 13, 2021

Horses, beautiful horses plus lovely scenery

 The other day we decided to head up to find Lost Lake, somewhere north of Red Feather Lakes. Ed has a Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer which shows all the topographical details, back roads, GPS stuff and more.  He'll spend a few hours pouring over it picking out a target, then figuring out what route he wants to take. One of his "entertainments". 

Anyway, we made up some sandwiches, grabbed some water bottles, a bag of Fritos and a couple beers and headed out.  Not too far along we came to this herd of horses, real beauties, and even a couple of foals. I did my best to "yodel-trill" them over to the fence line or at least lift their greedy mouths up from the grass and got a few shots.

See the foal looking our way?

They were all different coat colors, but especially striking was a silvery-grey gelding with black stockings, mane and tail. He wouldn't look up so this picture isn't the best but - he was gorgeous!

Almost metallic silvery-grey - handsome fella.

One more shot of the herd headed our way. The rolling hills with the mountains behind made a pretty peaceful setting, I loved it!

What a pretty pasturage, look at that scenery!

As we went along we got into some country that I felt was quintessential Colorado, or at least what I remember it looking like when I was out here as a teenager. Healthy trees with no beetle kill, rolling green spaces and masses of wildflowers.

This was a big operation, several large out buildings out of
the shot to the left. We expect it was a cattle ranch.

Now we're getting into lake country. Elevation is around 8400', temp is perfect, mid-70's. Mama duck swims her brood to the far side of the little lake. The water levels are low at this time of year.

Big boss observes the surroundings.

Lots of disbursed camping around this area.  The dirt roads are quite rutted but people are still driving their rigs to get out here. We were saying they better be using paper plates and plastic utensils, haha.

These are probably all small glacial lakes, they dot the scenery here and there. Here's another one.

On another subject, the folks here in Colorado are so giving with their garden produce. So far, we have received zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, tomatoes, cherry tom's, and cucumbers - all very yummy and much appreciated (we are 40 miles from town!).  Used the zucchini in spaghetti sauce and a veggie stir-fry, tom's in everything, cukes marinated in sweetened red wine & balsamic vinegars and olive oil and one of our favorites - stuffed bell peppers. So, so good.

I told you it is a favorite, along with a nice glass of red.

I guess that's a wrap for now, but thanks for checking in with us.  It's been a bit hazy but not too smoky, thank heavens.  Ciao for now.


  1. Ed and Benno have the same passion of pouring over maps, routes etc. Must be boating related, don't you think? As usual, your plating and I am sure fabulous tasting dinner are outstanding. Beautiful area you visited and perfect temps. Just my liking!

  2. Those disbursed camping areas look awesome but you are right, I hope they are leaving it better than they found it!

    1. The areas we've seen are in good shape, just ashes in the firepit, but no trash - yay. These dirt roads can definitely be a challenge even for a car.