Yesterday was probably the nicest day we will have in a while around here if the weather people are correct (and they seldom are, so hard to tell–we might be back up to 80 degrees next week!).
I decided about 1:00 that I would head down to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and take some photos. I went to the usual places–Lower Derby Lake, a walk around Lake Ladora, and a quick look around Lake Mary. I saw lots of waterfowl, a Bald Eagle, a Northern Harrier, three Mountain Bluebirds, and beautiful skies over the mountains.
The most amazing thing is one that I captured in a very blurry photo. As I drove over the crest of a hill on the Wildlife Drive, a Bison was sitting by the road with a Magpie on its back. Of course I wasn’t ready for that. I grabbed my camera, slowed the car down and took a couple of shots. The one I managed to get of the Magpie on the Bison’s back is quite blurry, but it’s probably the only time I will ever have an opportunity to take that picture. Luckily, it’s not so blurry in my mind!
I am grateful that I saw this amazing little scene, and I’m grateful I can still see it in my mind. I’m also thankful that I can share it, blurry as it is, for whoever sees this.