Minus Minus

Up until about a week or so ago our winter had been mild and somewhat dry. Well, all that changed in the drop of a hat as last week was a minus minus week. Minus at night and minus during the day as well. And while it was frigid the good thing about cold compared t heat is that you can bundle up and get out and enjoy the snow and silence that accompanies a frosty day.

While morning temperature were hovering near -20o F, afternoons seemed downright balmy at -80F, and, hey, the sun was peeking through at times. We ventured up a local trail enjoying a gentle uphill which actually had us unzipping our jackets. It was just warm enough to pull out the phone and snap a few pictures and soak in the quiet of a cold cold day.

A distant view as the clouds make way for sunshine that while bright and crisp did not warm our face.

A familiar friend lies across the creek accumulating snow. All in all a wonderful week and this week is forecast to be a minus plus…with snow to boot.

Lost and found

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.

Storm…Meet Sun

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After the snow with the storm just winding down. The best of both worlds out on trail. Sun and storm becoming one. In the hills near Bozeman, MT.


For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

Along Specimen Creek

A late winter ski up Specimen Creek in Yellowstone national Park.

This area was burned by the owl fire in 2007 and a ski up the creek leads you past the burnt zone. A stark yet beautiful area of burnt trees provided contrast on an overcast chilly morning.

Leaving the burnt zone behind there are open meadows and thick lodgepole pine forest which follow the creek slowly onward and upward to the mountains beyond.

A beautiful meadow with mountain views made a nice place to stop and soak it all in.

We were treated to the song of an American Dipper on the return to the car as the sun came out to cap off a wonderful spring day.

Yellowstone National Park.