Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Whoa there – Stop a bit and wait……

Whoa There – Stop a bit and wait…….

My hubby and son went waaaaaay up in the mountains a couple of weeks ago for their annual hunting trip (don’t worry, I won’t be posting any dead stuff or maybe just a little –)

Sometimes they spot Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep and they got lucky on this trip. I have trained them well … remember that camera I bought for hubby for Fathers Day ??– Well when driving up the canyon they came across these guys – really -  they were on the road – I asked hubby – what the heck were they in the road for ??  He said they were licking the salt on the road ,the salt is  used to melt the dangerous icy curves ! They stopped to capture some pictures – because both,  hubby and son knew it would make me happy ! Hubby said he was helping me with my blogging…..

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Males (the ones with the big horns) weigh about 160-250 pounds! They can live from 9-12 years. I just think they are cool.

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I would have taken about a hundred more pictures – but, remember these are men taking photos – so I am pleased to get a few decent ones….LOL !

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I love the last one – they said “ Mmmmmm – you are a little too close – lets scram !”

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hunting 2009 008  Here are just a couple of pictures looking down the canyon – this is the Poudre Canyon in the North part of the State of Colorado – just a hop and skip from my Small Home in the Country !

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Here are the “dead things” They had no luck with the elk or deer but, got super lucky with the fishes !

Hope you enjoyed this Outdoor

Wednesday !

Linking up with Susan :


Hugs ~ Kammy


Lisa said...

beautiful! don't worry...my husband is into dead things too! :)

Dawn said...

Wow, photos and they brought home dinner too. I'd say they did pretty good. The photos are awesome! You trained them well!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They took great pictures. I love to see the woods and all of the animals. So pretty to look at. Glad they caught a lot of fish. Hugs, Marty

Tricia Anne said...

Oh my goodness! Look at how gorgeous those creatures are! Wow and to be that close! :o)

Eileen said...

What sweet guys you have! That is such a loving thing they did for you. It warms my heart! You are Blessed!
'Glad they had a good time and that their efforts paid off in fish at least! And the best prize of all, the photos!
All the best to you,

Lori E said...

They looked like they licked the ice and got their tongues stuck on the road. Lol.
It always amazes me how they run up and down the sides of rock cliffs.

salmagundi said...

Those are amazing pictures! We have big horn sheep in our canyon, also. I have one picture, but it isn't near as good as yours. In college, I spent so much time in Poudre Canyon on 'woodsies'. That was a long time ago - does anyone even know what a 'woodsie' is? It's just sitting around a campfire partying. I don't think college kids have changed all that much in 55 years. Have a great week, and thanks for the Poudre memories. Sally

Darlene said...

Your guys did GREAT...what gorgeous pictures!! BRRRRRR it looks so cold there!!!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW! Those are great photos! What a trip!

Beverly said...

That is amazing to see...nothing like them here in WV

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos! Your husband and son did good! :)

New England Girl said...

Those sheep are amazing. I would love to come across such a sight on an afternoon drive! They're such beautiful animals. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Gorgeous animals!! This is what I enjoy so much about blogging...seeing things I never saw before firsthand. Thanks!! :-)


Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Now that's a great hunting trip. I'll take fish any time. And wonderful pics of the sheep; I've always wanted to see one!

Jane said...

You've trained them well! You live in a beautiful area. Thanks for sharing!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Kammy~ the Bighorn sheep looked so magestic. What beautiful creatures. The photos were incredible,(I'll be checking into getting this camera, thanks for the info).
I was very happy to see that all the Bambi's survived to see another day!! Any plans for sushi with that fish?

Sweet holiday wishes,

Kathy said...

Tell the guys...great shots!!!! been missing you, smiled when you stopped by for a visit!!!! My brother in law hunts and Lives in Alaska, ha would love these shots!!! Hope your having fun decorating for the Holidays, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Marilyn said...

Yum, I would love to have the rainbow trout for dinner!! My dad loved to go up to Chambers Lake and fish with his buddies.

And the big horn sheep...magnificent!! Your guys did good! :)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Gorgeous photos - looks like something in Nat. Geographic! Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Cami! I loved seeing these pics of the sheep AND the fish! Are you in the Rockies??? That must be BEAUTIFUL. This is a fun post!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Sheila :-)

fickleinpink said...

great shots! looks like they had a good time!
have a great week!

Come visit my Wednesday if you have the time!
Life is beautiful!

Jeanne Selep said...

Wow, I was proud of my "big horn sheep photo" from hundreds of feet away. (http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2009/07/outdoor-wednesday-no-5_21.html)
It's amazing to see the animals close up, now I'm not even sure my animal was a bighorn! :)

Bonnie said...

I never had seen Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep. Your husband did a great job. What a great Father's Day gift.

shopannies said...

wow that is so awesome I have friends who go hunting but have never seen the big horn ram before myself

Mary said...

The photos your guys took are just spectacular. They both deserve lots of kisses and a pot roast :-). Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Kammy, you are such a wonderful photographer! What beautiful animals the Big Horn are! And the snow..and the landscape ...what a wonderful time you must have had!
Thank your husband for helping with your blog! :)
The fish are beautiful too. WHAT a catch!!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, I love the big horn sheep. Your hubby and son got some great shots.

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Beautiful! I dont see that in my suburb. :( I have been all over your blog and I just love it! I am married to an outdoor sportsman myself. I understand the "fever" that they get. Also...you score on all of your thrift finds WOW!You're that girl that gets everything before I do! Great for you!