We have been in Canon City, CO. for the last three days. I have been painting up the Arkansas River, which is absolutely gorgeous, but nothing good has come of my efforts. Since it wasn't going well I wandered, dejected, over to the Royal Gorge which is a spectacular site. One of the highest suspension bridges in the world, it can curl your toes when you look over the sides. They have a nice animal park on the south side of the bridge so I decided to spend some time sketching them instead. The bull elk are starting to shed their velvet, looking magnificent, but the smell of rotting flesh was something I didn't expect. The photo is not the best but I am doing this "on the run".