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Friday, June 13, 2014

See Beautiful

I love the See Beautiful blog hop, hosted by our friend Sugar. I love the beauty of our natural world and of seeing my dogs romp happily in it.
In the past month, we jumped straight from snow storms into summertime, with a brief sojourn in the desert thrown in the middle.

In the mountains, summer is to be savored because it is so short. It is a season when the wildlife are abundant and very active, like our bears marking the trees as they look for mates.

Babies are being born and going out on their own. This bear cub is about 17 months old now. She will probably stay in this area for her lifetime, because that's what female bears do. I am loving watching her grow up.
All sorts of flowers are blossoming. It is impossible to be out in the meadows and forests without noticing a new beauty.
Chokecherry blossoms
One of my favorites is blooming in the boggy meadows, the Shooting Star flower. It's so wet here that the Shooting Stars are going wild.
It is so beautiful to be outside without shivering and to relax on a peak with the sun keeping us warm.
We visited the desert in the past month, enjoying its other-worldly beauty.
And R's cute tricks on the red rock.
Before I'd ever visited a desert, I never imagined that it would be a place of such beauty.
I imagined a hot, dusty, and ugly place. I was so wrong.
So, we celebrating Seeing Beautiful along with our blogging friends. I think that living in the moment and "seeing beautiful" is a state of mind that is worth nurturing.



  1. love your duo. :) the shooting stars are very neat, too!

  2. I am so blown away by and inspired by your photography!

  3. And indeed it is beautiful. Love the duo running together.

  4. That first photo is awesome - the duo is always so amazingly in sync :)

  5. Beautiful photos but we really like that first one of your Dynamic Duo!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. OMD!! Ma is sooooo in loves with those bears!!! She could watch them all day! I hopes Tiny is doin' well
    Ahhhh, is all Ma says to your most FABulous photos! I loves them all, butts of course I loves Shyla and R the bestest!
    Ruby ♥

  7. Oh my gosh KB-- so much beautiful!

  8. The Shooting Star flowers are gorgeous.What a wonderfully diverse set of beautiful moments. Have a great weekend!

  9. I look forward to your posts every day and you never disappoint.
    Btw, who is that gorgeous bear in the first bear photo? Have you named him? And at what age do the sows start reproducing? You're going to need a name for that little girl if she's sticking around :)

  10. Oh, so many Beautiful photos! I am wondering how you got such great photos of that Beautiful bear!
    *high paws*

  11. Did you guys practice those synchronized steps
    Lily & Edward

  12. That is truly beautiful.

    Anne and Sasha

  13. That is truly beautiful.

    Anne and Sasha

  14. Hi Y'all!

    I don't know which is more beautiful...the amazing mountains in summer with their wildlife or the unique colors of the desert.

    I tried to leave you a message on today's post but the message form wouldn't materialize.

    Hope you're feeling better really quickly,

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  15. Amy, That is "Tiny" in the first bear photos. He is a speciman! As for the little girl - the problem is that they change so fast when they're small that I sometimes stop being able to recognize them. So, I hesitate to name them until they're grown up!

    Sows start reproducing as young as 2 years old but that's only in areas with lots and lots of good food. Around here, I have the impression that they aren't ready until they are 3 or 4. Mountain habitat isn't super calorie rich.

  16. We recently saw a glimpse of your Beautiful state. You guys are very fortunate to experience such precious beauty everyday. Happy Seeing Beauty. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE

  17. Love that you can follow the bears so well. You have to have a book about them.
    Beautiful picture


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