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

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Majestic Mountains, Cools Streams and Shortbread Cookies~

One of my favorite colours has been sage green and when I view the sage brush in the west, I am always , made happy;)

Majestic mountains seems to rise from all directions on our travels, one more beautiful, or as beautiful as the last and next~

Sadly many thousands of acres have died due to insects and disease~

Gentle streams, cold, cold... seemed to arrive and leave us many places along the drive this day~

Many of the ranchers out west are so accustomed to their surroundings, that they admit, sometimes they take the beauty foregranted~

Our first Buffalo/Bison encounter was along a stream in Yellowstone and along the roadway~

This curious Raven was walking around our car as we took a break, looking for a handout.  We were reluctant to hand it anything and then after throwing a shortbread to the dog, which she decided she did not want, the Raven flew in to take over.  It was hilarious watching it first pick up the first piece and then work it around to collect the second half before flying away...we later learned that we were not to feed them, yet, I had not meant to at all. There was to be one more encounter of same, before we learned this message~

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  1. Beautiful scenery and what about that, the Bison, it is no.1.

  2. You have some great landscape shots there Mary - and there are no humans in your images. I just listened on the radio today about how European Bison are making a comeback in Poland and Czechoslovakia after they were wiped out by hunting over thousands of years - a sad story but good news now.

  3. such beautiful country. the mountains and colorful grasses and skies... lovely!

  4. A series of beautiful captures.

  5. Oh WOW! Such soaring majestic shots - so spectacular! And that bison is cute too.

  6. WONDERFUL this wild Nature...!!!!
    I'd like to put on my boots & walk along the river....GORGEOUS!!!!

    I do love your sensational pics of the big Buffalo; he is truly a strong, impressive animal....beautiful black; even the brilliant eyes!!!!!


    ciao ciao elvira


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