My favorite views were of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. We had beautiful weather and the landscape was saturated with color and texture. The hike to Inspiration Point and Hidden Falls was an effort but the serenity of our surroundings invited us to resting points along the climb. The cruise on Jenny Lake was not … “Grand Tetons”
Busloads of foreign visitors, mostly from Asian countries, poured into the scenic turnouts to breathe in the beauty of this land. Most of their photos include selfies, complete with parasols, to document that they were here. Families also came in abundant numbers to instill in their children a love of preserved geography. Lack of cell … “Yellowstone”
On a hot day at Mammoth Hot Springs in northern Yellowstone, the rugged landscape sparkled with gem-like beauty in the bright sunshine. Walking through the lower terraces on the crowded boardwalks took its toll on my energy. The upper terraces were even busier with guests so we moved on after photographing this area.
The beauty of Artists Paintpots at Yellowstone captivated me. The deep colors and rich textures in the features of this landscape were new to my eyes. Much of the geography is rugged and forbidding but this area had a sense of gentleness despite the danger of hydrothermal activity.
The texture of travel comes from the people you meet and exposure to the culture of the places you visit. The roots of the old West continue to nourish the lifestyle of today’s people. Ranchers continue to manage their herds, farmers fight to tame the land into productivity. Western hospitality lives up to its reputation. … “A Sense of History”
This formation arose out of the earth and sparked many legends among the native American population. There was a request in recent years to re-name the monument “Bear Lodge” but only an act of Congress or a Presidential Proclamation can change the name of a national monument. It inspired me to portray the innocent-in-daylight structure … “Devil’s Tower”
I was more impressed by the sculptures on the mountain than I expected. Creating art on such a large scale and with such careful thought is almost incomprehensible to me. I developed a deep respect for the artist and the workers who accomplished such a feat and appreciate that it has been preserved for me … “Mt Rushmore”
The Badlands were stark in their beauty and intimidating in their accessibility. Storms move quickly through leaving beautiful colors behind.