An early (and short) trip to Yellowstone

An early (and short) trip to Yellowstone

We really hadn't planned on making a trip to Yellowstone until the east gate opened, but Easter Sunday was glorious with Monday predicted to be just as nice. Yellowstone is huge - and going around Yellowstone takes even more time even despite the higher speed limits. Knowing that the drive would be a long one, we called to make a reservation and packed. We were out the door and on the road at 2:00 in the afternoon. All along the drive, things were greening up nicely. There was an osprey on a … Read more...

Great Blue Heron Rookery

Great Blue Heron Rookery

  18 April 2014 Today was a glorious spring day here in the Cody area - Mom's apple tree sprouted leaves, and there are leaves starting to peek out all over town. Lawns are greening up rapidly. Today Yellowstone opened, but we opted out since the weather there was dreary and drizzly - plus the boardwalks in most of the Upper Geyser Basin were closed due to 3 or 4 carcasses that would likely bring in the bears. So this afternoon, we headed north to Bridger to look for an old … Read more...

Room to Breathe – Bridger View

Room to Breathe – Bridger View

This weekend I thought I'd share a bit of a drive we took the other day - we stopped at the Heron rookery by the road between Bridger and Belfry Montana. You should be able to click on the photo and have it come up larger - though it's not available as a print at this point (it can be if you're interested). Field Journaling notes and more photos to come. Happy Easter!   … Read more...

MOVING SALE!

MOVING SALE!

Well, not your normal moving sale, though. You see, we had a plan to keep track of the items we needed, and which could stay in storage. We had the best laid plans...and you know how that goes. This week we dug into storage and FOUND the rest of the boxes of binders!!! (and the crowd cheers) To celebrate, we've marked them down to just $10.00 each. Perfect for a travel journal, making your own summer smash book, or just to document the everyday with lots of embellishments or just … Read more...

Room to Breathe – Red Butte

Room to Breathe – Red Butte

Finally, after all these years, software has allowed me to process this image as I envisioned it upon capture. Taken back in the summer of 2010, I had been waiting for light to shine on Red Butte, just north of Cody, Wyoming in a way that really highlighted its geologic beauty. A thunderstorm had recently passed through, and the clouds had just started to break up enough to allow the light to filter through the moist air, leaving rays highlighting the scene. And it captured the bonus of a bird, … Read more...

Field Notes to Field Journal – part two

Field Notes to Field Journal – part two

Here's the final entry for my field journal. I took more time to get the words down, decided to put it in an InDesign file I could add to over time (have a couple more entries prior to this one). But the final format is the same as other projects I do right now - using pocket pages cut to size so they fit in my Field Journal Notebooks. And I had two more photos to add, so for this I included a 4x6 insert between the two pages: Field Journal Sunday 6 April 2014 Mike and I took a drive … Read more...

Field Notes to Field Journal – part one

Field Notes to Field Journal – part one

Now that we have a few trips under our belt in this area, the process of keeping a field journal is starting to take shape for me. Since most of the trips have been short jaunts, I've not taken many field notes, but rather, type them out on my ipad as soon as possible after arriving back home. I'm also downloading and processing photos in the evenings as well. So now it's down to starting the actual journal. I hope to have a few pages to share here soon. Some of the trips I've already shared … Read more...

Room to Breathe – Sylvan Lake

Room to Breathe – Sylvan Lake

Not everyone who visits Yellowstone gets to see this gem of a lake. It's reserved for those who enter or exit the park through the East Gate. People in Cody know it well, though. Sylvan Lake rarely sees crowds and has a couple of pullouts with picnic tables that make it an idea spot to stop and find some room to breathe. Glacier Lilies grow here in spring and the occasional bull bison visits as well. When driving in to see the thermal features of the park, I rarely stop, but some mornings, like … Read more...

Today’s Outing 2 Apr 2014

Today’s Outing 2 Apr 2014

Despite waking to a surprising 8" of snow on the ground here in town, we still ventured out to look at a few houses on this gray day. Guess who we saw: And actually, we saw three pairs of Sandhill Cranes in this field and another one (possibly two, due to the car roof blocking the view) flying overhead. They were a bit far for the reach of the lens I brought with me, but it's good to know they're here. Not all will nest in this area, but one pair has been found nesting not far from this spot … Read more...

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