Saturday, October 26, 2019

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Vacation - August 30 to September 10, 2019

We planned and made reservations over a year in advance for our bucket list vacation to the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The thermal features and wildlife of Yellowstone and the high mountains of Grand Teton were amazing! Our arrival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming was delayed by 2 days because of weather at our layover location in Dallas, Texas. This reduced our time in Grand Teton. Our national park lodging for Yellowstone was the Old Faithful Inn and the Canyon Lodge.

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Early morning view of steaming thermal features along the 
Geyser Hill Trail, a short walk from the Old Faithful Inn.

Eruption of Castle Geyser

Trudy along the Geyser Hill Trail. The temperature in the early
mornings was in the mid to high 40's.

The colors of the hot water in the thermal pools spanned the entire 

Old Faithful

Note the feathers on the bill of this Raven. They extend over
the nares to filter the air the bird breathes in, especially while 

Grand Prismatic spring

Firehole Falls, along the Firehole Canyon Drive

Terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs

View of Main Terraces, Mammoth Hot Springs

Terraces of Canary Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs

North Entrance Road

Yellowstone is where the buffalo roam ,,, hundreds of these
massive creatures! This one was in Lamar Valley.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ... was
indeed GRAND! This is the view from
Lockout Point of Lower Falls.

We experienced occasional bison-jams, 
when the bison walk the roads, causing
cars to stop.

View from Artist Point of Lower Falls.

Trudy along the Inspiration Point Trail.

Another view from Artist Point.

I walked down the steep trail to the brink of the Lower Falls.
(This is the last image of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.)

Tower Falls

These large boulders along the Yellowstone River Overlook
Trail are glacial erratics.


Along the South Entrance Road

The lack foothills bordering these tall Teton Mountain Range
make them appear all the more ginormous!

Aspens at Jackson Lake
Grand Teton National Park

Bison in Hayden Valley

On our last day, we finally saw moose!
Schwabachers Landing Trail

Teton Landscape 1

Teton Landscape 2

Monday, October 14, 2019

August 2019

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Sunrise over Renfro Lake, St. Marks Refuge

Patridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)
St. Marks Refuge, east Surf Road

Morning dew on pine needles

Grass seedhead

Bear-grass/AdamsNeedle (Yucca filamentosa)

Yelloweyed Grass (Xyris sp)

Bonnethead Shark, Mashes Sands

Female Anhinga - Wakulla Springs

Alligator - Whirligig Beetles, Wakulla Springs

Suwannee Cooters, Wakulla Springs

Dancing On The Water
Pied-billed Grebe, Wakulla Springs

White Ibis, Wakulla Springs

Male Anhinga, Wakulla Springs

Common Gallinule, Wakulla Springs

Water Magic
Wakulla Springs

Early Morning, Fiddlers Point

Pine Cone in shallow waters of Otter Lake
St. Marks Refuge

American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum)

Dragonfly on my chest

Primrose (Oenothera sp)

Primrose and Katydid

Landsnail (seldom seen by me)
Ochlockonee Bay Bike Trail

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (dead)

View from Fiddlers Point

Salt Marsh Sunrise - Bottoms Road
St. Marks Refuge

I'm a Cloud Watcher
View from Fiddlers Point

Morning Glory, Roho Road

Morning Twilight Panorama, Mashes Sands

A Morning Moment
Mashes Sands

Godfreys Gayfeather (Liatris provincialis)
Otter Lake Road, St. Marks Refuge

Dickerson Bay Sunrise

Glorious Sunrise 1, Mashes Sands

Glorious Sunrise 2, Mashes Sands

Sopchoppy River
Myron B. Hodge City Park

Blad Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Male Flowers

Leaves of Redbud Tree
Otter Lake, St. Marks Refuge


Blad Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Wakulla Springs

Gulf Sunrise, Gulfshore Blvd

Lynx Spider on Dogfennel (Eupatorium sp)

Horsemint/Spotted Beabalm (Monarda-punctata)