In the Park, we spent a couple of hours watching a bull Elk try to keep his 30-some cows from straying off where other eager males lurked. Nancy documented the bull's menacing stance:
Chuck photographed the bull with some of his cows, and captured a silhouette of a lurking male:
We drove up Trail Ridge Road, where the Clark's Nutcrackers flock to every viewpoint to beg peanuts and crackers from the visitors.
And down around Moraine Park, the colors were spectacular.
We found the colors along Elkhorn Creek even more vibrant. Nancy took this close-up of some aspen leaves:
Every bend in the trail brought more gleaming aspen stands into view.
And the cell phone camera came in very handy, when Charley sat down among the golden aspen:
Back at home, we stayed alert to whatever might appear outside our dining room window, like this young female Sharp-shinned Hawk that Nancy was stealthy enough to photograph before it took after a small finch.