Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Final Evening in Yellowstone

This was to be our final evening in Yellowstone and everywhere we went, we seemed to produce a new friend in a Raven, what truly clever characters they are too!
One of the things that made me giggle every time, was the way the would hop toward you in thinking you were their new best/lost friend.  This particular Raven set up on the bleachers awaiting Old Faithful to go off , along side of me for the longest time, I truly thought that I just might have a bird hitching a ride home with me;)

Ever since I was a small child back in Oregon, I have adored fir trees, and pinecones.  Here on Tingsgrove, I have planted quite a few over the course of our 30 years of living here~

As I have said in an earlier post, there are many wildflowers in the west and if you seek to ID them by way of the state that you saw them in, that does not mean you are going to find them on that list. They were still so beautiful to us and yet I have been told various times before, one day, we must visit in the spring and early summer, for the fields are ablaze in wildflowers~

Early morning sprinkle captured on the leaves of delicate fronds in nature~

When I first saw these ducks, I was so excited, for I could tell they were a species that I had not seen before, or at least not for a very long time, if ever.  Then, my excitment was quickly dashed, as they did their very best to swim further from me and my camera.
I could not even ID them in my bird guide, but I must say, they were lovely anyway~
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  1. Hi Mary. You have some great shots of the rave, really capturing the glossiness of the feathers and that fearsome bill. Lovely shot of the river dashing down through the trees too. Did you look at Goldeneye in your field guide?

  2. A formidable Raven, oh, I really don't think so. It is number one in my charts. You must have a new camera lens, tell me, please?

  3. Hi Mary,
    Sorry not to be so present on your blog ;-) Too busy with life ;-)
    Your beautiful birds that you got not ID are goldeneye, as Phil said, you do not have goldeney in your bird guide ;-) Beautiful pictures of the raven, and nice post ;-)

  4. Thank you Phil and Chris....Goldeneyes, they are Goldeneyes. I appreciate your help with this.

  5. Fantastic shots! What a huge waterfall!! How great your pictures are! :)


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