Photos and text copyright Romping and Rolling in the Rockies 2009-2017.

All photographs and text within this blog are copyrighted.

You may not copy or repost any photos or text without specific permission from the author of this blog. When in doubt, please ask.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Silhouette Sunday

This silhouette tells the story of our summer. The "monsoon" arrived in May, and it has stayed. Almost every afternoon (and sometimes in the morning), the thunderclouds form out over the mountains.
By evening, they often have migrated to the eastern horizon, like in this photo. They glow orange or pink as the sun sets to the west.
Two evenings ago, I saw sky scene like this emerging to the east. Shyla and I hurried toward a good vantage point, with Shyla on leash. Thank goodness she was on leash because we almost walked straight into the local mother moose who has a new calf.

The mama moose was immediately very stressed out by our presence. I stopped in my tracks, backing away, and then turned around to go home. No silhouette photos that evening. A protective mother moose is not to be taken lightly!

But, I had a few silhouette photos that I hadn't shared yet from more than a week ago. Those slightly older photos make up this post.
Happy Silhouette Sunday!


  1. Absolutely stunning! I love your silhouette photos!

  2. So beautiful. Yes Momma Moose do not understand "I just want to get a beautiful photo".

  3. Those are gorgeous photos!

  4. How cool that you are likely going to be able to get some great moose shots this summer! Eventually... And awesome, colorful and intense silhouettes!

  5. So beautiful. WE love the sillouette photos too. And we LOVE our July Calander page. You live in sucha wonderful place.

  6. We never tire of your awesome photos - these silhouettes are amazing!!!

    Have a good week.

  7. It looks a bit like Shyla's standing on a bear....

  8. Crikey ...... I'm so glad Shyla was on leash!! Those cloud pictures are so beautiful.

  9. What beautiful photos, and I'm glad you're safe--you're right about a moose and her calf... Don't ask me how I found that out by accident!

    I hope you've had a good weekend!

  10. Better safe then sorry and these shots are totally gorgeous!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. I Love all your photos Shyla.

    Aroo to you,

  12. Those are just amazin'!!!!! I loves the Silhouettes ~ Shyla and R are just pawfect for them!
    Ruby ♥

  13. Superb, I cannot find words to describe every one today. My treasured hard back Thesaurus offered these... magnificent, impressive, sumptuous, and my pick, imposing. So glad you are both safe.

  14. That mother moose is scary! I'm glad she didn't attack.

    As usual, great pictures. :)

  15. Glad you spotted the moose and had Shyla on lead!

  16. Such a beautiful sky!! Good thing Shyla was close, and on a leash.

  17. Beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Wow! Fantastic. Aren't you scared being on the edge?
    Lily & Edward

  19. Nope, best to not mess with those mama mooses!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  20. We just love,, love,, love looking at your beautiful photos!!!
    They are so gorgeous. You capture the moment,,,, and even though we are far away-- it seems as if we are there.


If you are a Blogger registered user, you can skip the step asking you to verify that you are not a spammer. For posts older than 5 days, I have comment moderation turned on.

Thanks for your comments!!!!!