The sun breaking through the clouds to reflect on itself on a cold winters day in the upper geyser basin of Yellowstone National Park.
Up the creek and no paddle needed.
Remnants of fall on a winter day bringing feelings of spring. Perhaps it was the color or warm sun above.
A quiet morning.
Staying close to home.
Blooms long gone.
Yet born once more.
In a winter way.
Finding our way along the trail to lost lake and beyond on a winter day with the sun shining strong.
Light filers through the forest and although winter is passing the shadows are still long.
Bison forage and animals silently roam.
Hope you have some time to enjoy outdoors this weekend.
An American Dipper getting the big view before taking the plunge into the icy winter water below. American Dippers forage along the rocky river bottoms of rapidly moving streams of western North America. Diving in and out and running along the bottoms of the river at times to feed on a variety of aquatic invertebrates. In addition to their fascinating foraging behavior American Dippers have quite a song and really can belt out a wonderful tune making a hike along a rushing stream a full on audio-visual delight.
Kingery, H. E. and M. F. Willson (2020). American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.amedip.01
Something close yet far away.
Time long gone or yet to come.
Primal beauty, evolved beauty.