Fall is here and it is time to fatten up. This little Chipmunk was spending their afternoon scurrying about finding and then quickly scarfing down small little nibbles along side of the trail. Yellowstone National Park.
Blue Flax floats, or so it seems, and shines like the summer sun warming the fields in the morning light.
Along a quiet road with fresh grass and a subdued sky a bird balances on barbed wire in a place where the wind forever blows.
Last Sunday the wind was blowing hard but that did not deter these little Tree Swallows from spending their day looking for a suitable summer residence and it sure seemed like box 29 was high on their list of desirable homes.
The competition was high and words of caution we flying as freely as these swallows glide through the skies.
A quick resting spot on the roof was in order and acceptable to both shoppers at box 29.
Photographed on a very windy morning at Hutton Lakes NWR, near Laramie WY.
In a land of cold, hot water.
Blue and grey walk hand in hand.
Snow and steam abound.
Contrast therapy soothes the soul.
After a bit of a ski/hike through Biscuit Basin a nice treat awaits by continuing the journey up to mystic falls in Yellowstone National Park.
Two warm pools on a cold winters day seems a good way to welcome the weekend.