Mt. Moran Turnout on Teton Park Road

Final morning in the park … and FINALLY had clouds for a change!  The Balsamroot flowers were coming on strong … a perfect foreground for a sun-speckled morning!

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Pilgrim Creek Area in B&W

This cloudy morning brought to you by …. a hiatus in grizzly activity!  This exact location was packed with wildlife photogs the entire week we were in the Grand Tetons (first full week of June).  399, a local grizzly famous across the planet for surviving 24+ winters in the Yellowstone basin and for bearing multiple sets […]

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Mount Moran

Mount Moran from Oxbow Bend. “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”  ~John Muir  

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Hope Springs Eternal

Just a few miles north of Flagg Canyon we saw this!  See my previous post for the contrast.  Spring, popping through but not yet completely overtaking the snow.  Just inside the Yellowstone south entrance, much snow still remained in early June after a 700+ inch winter of snowfall!

Circle of Life – Flagg Canyon

North of Grand Teton National Park, just shy of the Yellowstone National Park south entrance, is  Flagg Canyon Trail.  It’s a beautiful trail that runs north to YNP along a fabulous river canyon overlook.  Last year this area was part of thousands of acres that fell victim to a forest fire.  One year later, the contrast […]

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Old Patriarch Tree

This old friend continues to stand through thick and thin, brutal winters and of course a lightening strike or two.  Old Patriarch is well deserving of the half mile walk through brushy terrain before sunrise.

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Winter Enthusiasm

Winter, often gray if not blue figuratively, is in it’s prime.  While taking a walk through the park just after the new year, I saw this tree.  It has undoubtedly withstood many winters; some mild, some threatening.   Rarely do we have a sustainably threatening winter here in the deep south.  That said, we have […]

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Dogwood in B&W

Project 365 – Day 102 I’m still loving the dogwoods while they last.  Their blooms will not be with us much longer, but for now, they rock!  They are like a cherished family member or friend  you only see once a year.  While together, you seek to maximize your visit and build lasting memories. Fuji […]

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Wisteria Lane

Project 365 – Day 100 Wisteria is another one of my spring southern favorites.  It grows on a vine, typically in trees or along fences.  It can be invasive, but nite quite as overtaking as kudzu and much prettier.  This group grows is along a random tree line and overgrowth area near our home.  I […]

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Spring Transition

Project 365 – Day 98 Fuji X100s, 23mm f/2.0, 1/210 sec @ f/2.8, ISO800

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Dogwoods and Redbuds

Project 365 – Day 97 The quintessential sign of spring for me is the arrival of blooming dogwood and redbud trees.  These are indigenous to much of the south, and the Tennessee countryside where I grew was full of them.  I cannot remember a spring when they were not both prevalent and hearty.  Once they […]

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Spring Continues to Deliver

Project 365 – Day 96 Fuji X-T1, 35mm f/1.4, 1/160 @ f/5.6, ISO400

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