Scruffy

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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.

Mammoth Monochromes

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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.

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Peeking between trees for a wonderful views.

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A few inches of snow still on the ground from a recent storm letting you know real winter is only a storm away.

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Big views across terraces where the earth demonstrates it is indeed alive.

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A beautiful afternoon despite the flatness of the sky.

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Monochromes From The Park

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The long view from the Norris Hot Springs area looking out towards the Gallatin Mountain range.

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Facing into the ever changing wind as steam heads our way at Biscuit Basin.

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A Bison enjoying some open space around Black Sand basin.

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Hot water pouring into the Firehole rive as steam clouds the lodgepole forest behind at Midway Geyser Basin.

Boil…boil

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Sitting, waiting and watching the earth doing it’s thing on a cloudy October day.

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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.

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Looking into dragon mouth springs for the dragon to appear.

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As the skies clear the clouds whizz by and earth and sky seemingly become one.