Photo outing Friday saw me stay really close to home -- just across Wadsworth to Chatfield State Park. I was hoping for birds -- owls, eagles, herons and such. But on a gorgeous Colorado fall day, there's no need for too specific of a wish list. Just keep an open mind and open eyes, and the beauty will find you.
northern flickers, which I didn't necessarily expect. They didn't typically let me get close enough for a great shot, which was completely expected.
western meadowlark shot ever, which was nice. They were also a little too skittish for me to get as close as I'd like.
American Coots were heading toward open water. Leisurely, but purposefully.
common blanketflower were in bloom. Sort of amazing for mid-October. Like the season's final act.