Fourth of July Pictures

It has been a busy summer so far, lots of family activities and work projects have called for long hours.  On the fourth of July we headed to my folks house near Red Feather Lakes Colorado for some needed R&R; and for my daughter and mom to finish a 4-H project, her very ambitious quilt!  I took the camera and was able to catch timelapse video and some interesting pictures.  The video is forthcoming, but here are some of my favorite stills.  As always, images can be clicked for a larger perspective!

Their house had three outside lights and each day there were a variety of moths hanging out on the side of the house.  I’ve never seen thing large of a variety in one spot before.

Signoid Prominent Moth (Clostera albosigma)
Signoid Prominent Moth (Clostera albosigma)
Big Poplar Sphinx Moth (Pachysphinx modesta)
Big Poplar Sphinx Moth (Pachysphinx modesta)
Big Poplar Sphinx Moth (Pachysphinx modesta)
Big Poplar Sphinx Moth (Pachysphinx modesta)

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St. Lawrence Tiger Moth (Platarctia parthenos)
St. Lawrence Tiger Moth (Platarctia parthenos)
Fly on Columbine
Fly on Columbine. Colorado’s state flower and state pest! 🙂
Morning Glory Plume moth (Emmelina monodactyla)
Morning Glory Plume moth (Emmelina monodactyla)
Morning Glory Plume moth (Emmelina monodactyla)
Morning Glory Plume moth (Emmelina monodactyla)

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St. Lawrence Tiger Moth (Platarctia parthenos)
St. Lawrence Tiger Moth (Platarctia parthenos)

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Boogie and the Big Poplar Sphinx Moth
Boogie and the Big Poplar Sphinx Moth
St. Lawrence Tiger Moth (Platarctia parthenos)
St. Lawrence Tiger Moth (Platarctia parthenos)
One-eyed Sphinx Moth (Smerinthus cerisyi)
One-eyed Sphinx Moth (Smerinthus cerisyi)

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Green Fly
Green Fly
Small-eyed Sphinx Moth (Paonias myops)
Small-eyed Sphinx Moth (Paonias myops)

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 Angulose Prominent Moth
Angulose Prominent Moth
White Furcula Moth (Furcula borealis)
White Furcula Moth (Furcula borealis)
One-eyed Sphinx Moth (Smerinthus cerisyi)
One-eyed Sphinx Moth (Smerinthus cerisyi)

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Didn’t rain too much, but this storm put off a great rainbow!

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Tooks some photos of the quilting process.  Many will go on Daphne’s presentation and in her record book.

Daphne's first quilt on Grandma's quilting machine
Daphne’s first quilt on Grandma’s quilting machine
Mom's Pin cushion
Mom’s Pin cushion
Mom's fabric all sorted
Mom’s fabric all sorted

My son, my dad, and I took a drive up to Deadman Fire Watch Tower / lookout.

Deadman fire watch tower
Deadman fire watch tower
Rawah Wilderness
Rawah Wilderness from Dead Man fire watch tower
Crystal Lakes and Northern Colorado Front Range
Crystal Lakes and Northern Colorado Front Range from Deadman fire watch tower
Deadman fire watch tower
Deadman fire watch tower
Old Deadman wooden tower base
Old Deadman wooden tower base
Lush green floor in the forest
Lush green floor in the forest
Interesting forest panorama
Interesting forest panorama
Larimer County meadow looking at the Rawah Wilderness
Larimer County meadow looking at the Rawah Wilderness
Deadman Creek valley
Deadman Creek valley
Reflect & Refract
Reflect & Refract
North Fork Cache de Poudre River
North Fork Cache de Poudre RiverJul

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