Greetings from the very colorful forest
We all know with fall comes colors, animals come out from hiding from the heat and we await the first snow. I heard today from someone who checks the Farmers Almanac that here in the Trinidad area the first snow is expected November 10th. That’s so very exciting. But in the meantime here are some colorful pictures as well as some animals:
Now the other day on my way into town I saw this –
Yes it is turkey mating season. Yes those are all turkeys, male and female, hanging around. A turkey orgy I believe was about to ensue so I snapped my photo and moved on down the road. I wouldn’t want to interrupt nor be accused of taking turkey porn photos!
I would like to share some history about the Spanish Peaks. The Ute Indians name these two mountains Huajatolla meaning two breasts or breasts of the earth. The west peak is 13, 626 feet and the east peak is 12,683 feet. They are part of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
They were an important landmark on the Santa Fe Trail. The mountains can be seen as far north as Colorado Springs (133 miles), as far west as Alamosa (85 miles), points south to Raton, New Mexico (65 miles), and points east of Trinidad (up to 15 miles).
And as I bid you a wonderful day from our forest to yours…..