One of my favorite animals is the Mountain Goat so I was pleased to be able to spend some time watching a few feeding down low in Yellowstone National Park one late spring afternoon. Usually we need the spotting scope just to get a glimpse of these guys feeding high up on the steep cliff faces but this day we got lucky and were able to get fairly close. Beautiful animals for sure.
These guys just look like they are up to something. This group of American White Pelicans was hanging out on the banks of the snake river in Grand Teton National Park and photographed as we floated by in our kayaks.
Painted brush are just so cool. They are a companion on my yearly wanderings. In spring they are blooming in the deserts and foothills and they follow me along into the high mountains in the peak of summer. So many colors, the fuzz, and the shape, I just might have to post more as the summer progresses as every new photo becomes an old friend.
This year the spring rains have been generous and brought an abundance of Wild Iris to the high arid grasslands of Northern Colorado. Will the wet summer continue or will things dry out. Only time will tell.