On Saturday at mid-morning we spotted this Coopers hawk tidying up a bit on a broken old Cottonwood branch. He looked like he has had a bit of a rough time lately with his feathers looking downright scruffy. After a half hour or so of preening his feathers were back in fine order and he was off again hunting in nearby woods.
A monochrome afternoon on monochrome late November day. The air had a bit of chill and the sky full of cloud yet not threatening in any way.
Peeking between trees for a wonderful views.
A few inches of snow still on the ground from a recent storm letting you know real winter is only a storm away.
Big views across terraces where the earth demonstrates it is indeed alive.
A beautiful afternoon despite the flatness of the sky.
A quiet late autumn afternoon with sun going down and moon already up.
Wishing you a bit of quiet and solitude this weekend.
Infinite possibilites as Cottonwood leaves swirl in the breeze with Cottonwood seeds. A visual demonstration of the circle of life.
Silence is golden or in this case black and white as afternoon became early evening in the Pelican Valley of Yellowstone National park.
The long view from the Norris Hot Springs area looking out towards the Gallatin Mountain range.
Facing into the ever changing wind as steam heads our way at Biscuit Basin.
A Bison enjoying some open space around Black Sand basin.
Hot water pouring into the Firehole rive as steam clouds the lodgepole forest behind at Midway Geyser Basin.
Sitting, waiting and watching the earth doing it’s thing on a cloudy October day.
The mud volcano bubbles and the colors tell a story. Getting a first hand glimpse of the processes that make this planet help bring geology alive.
Looking into dragon mouth springs for the dragon to appear.
As the skies clear the clouds whizz by and earth and sky seemingly become one.