above the ridge

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While the weather posed no threat the clouds just seemed to grow and grow as the day went on.

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And although the landscape was brilliant the combination of earth and sky called out to be seen as one. The ridge-line and sky combined to become the one that they already are.

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Above the ridge,

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the ridge the clouds call home.

finding color

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The clouds weighed on the earth like a weight on this October day yet colors sprang forth to brighten the landscape.

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Just a bit of snow lingers around the thermal features on Firehole drive although the next round is on its way.

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Finding color on a cloudy day where color abounds.

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Sights and sounds

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The golden glow of the Aspens in the morning light.
Two chickadees singing a-dee-dee-dee with a nuthatch honking as the leaves rustle in the breeze.
The crows gurgling and woodpeckers pecking in the distance.
Sights and sounds of the forest on a morning hike.

When Clouds Move

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The October clouds just seem to move faster, get bigger and always seem just  a bit darker. A time between the bluebird skies of summer and the socked-in days of winter. A little of each yet nothing like either.

October clouds reflected in the Lamar Valley.

 

Happy Friday and a good weekend to all.