Monday, September 27, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday -- What A Hike!

Each week I participate in Perfect Moment Monday, sponsored by the blog, According to Weebles, "Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect Moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between." And so, here is a Perfect Moment for this week.  

On Saturday, Tom and I took a hike on one of my favorite trails, Independence Rock  -- part of the Colorado National Monument (which is currently being considered to become a National Park through Senator Udall).

What a beautiful morning we choose to go hiking. Wow!

Below you'll see some of the pictures we took along the way (spectacular), but the climax of the hike happened as we were on our way back down the trail. We looked up and saw a big horned sheep  walking up the trail!

He wasn't in a hurry and wasn't at all bothered by us being so close to him. At one point he was less than 20' from us. He only barely ventured off the trail as he walked casually past us.

I've never seen a ram this close. It was amazing...and Perfect!

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Tom and Independence Rock

Me and Independence Rock

Along the way...

Independence Rock At A Distance


Kristin said...

That must have been absolutely amazing seeing the ram up close.

Lori Lavender Luz said...


Fun, too, that you and Tom got to spend the day hiking together amid spectacular scenery.

Makes me want to come visit!

Quiet Dreams said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos.