CFFC – Barns and Old Houses

These photos were all taken on Mormon Row in the Tetons. We were lucky to get a beautiful clear day on the first try. On the second it had snowed in the mountains and the clouds were low, but we had to go back and get the iconic Teton barn we missed the first time around. 🙂tetonsrs00000095tetonbarn00000097tetonbarn00000098

Thanks to Cee for another Fun Foto Challenge!

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CB&W Nature: GTNP & YNP

What great timing for this theme! My husband and I just got back from a road trip to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone NP. In the U.S. we are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of a forward thinking decision to conserve these natural spaces for all to respect and enjoy. Every time I visit one of our National Parks I am awed by what I see.

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American bison in Yellowstone NP
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American Bison in Yellowstone NP
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Evening in the Grand Tetons, Jackson Lake
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The Grand Tetons from Schwabacher Landing
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Moose in GTNP
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The Grand Tetons reflected in Jenny Lake
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Fall “color” in GTNP
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Yellowstone wasteland

Go! Plan a visit. Just please remember these are natural spaces with all the inherent dangers. Read the signs. Respect the wildlife. Follow the rules. Above all, don’t be a statistic.


Thanks to Cee for another wonderful installment of her black and white photo challenge. If you would like to participate, click here.

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Beating the Heat – Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

For this week I chose a series of pictures I took when we went to the coast to beat the valley heat. We hiked to Drift Creek Falls, which was still sunny and fairly warm at 72 degrees. (The valley was in the 100s.) It’s close to Lincoln City, but didn’t get the coastal breeze.

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Trail to Drift Creek Falls

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Drift Creek Falls bridge

As we were leaving, with the intention of heading to the beach, we saw the fog rolling over Cascade Head and decided to go there instead. There’s a fairly unknown trail at the top that winds through Douglas fir, spruce and alder. This fine Sunday it was awash in either a strange localized rain or massive dripping from the fog-laden vegetation. And windy! Oh, boy, was it windy. At one point I was hoping the trees would remain standing for the remainder of our hike. Still, it was refreshing. Traipsing through the forest in this wild weather was my favorite part of the day.

 

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Mr. A on Cascade Head Trail

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