This Week in the Life

This Week in the Life

Today is the start of Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life – and what a week it’s going to be! Here in the greater Yellowstone area, this next weekend is opening weekend for the north and west entrances (the east entrance is still a few weeks away)....
Why is it called Black Pool when it’s blue?

Why is it called Black Pool when it’s blue?

One of the most often asked questions at West Thumb Geyser Basin is, “Why is it called Black Pool when it’s blue?” This NPS photo from 1978 shows how it used to look, which is black. The microbes lining the surface of the crater were said to be a...
Living a well-storied life

Living a well-storied life

Awhile back, I listened to a podcast where the host stumbled onto the secret of living the best stories you can. Scrapbookers and memory keepers already know this. And it’s why I started keeping a field journal of my life along with field notes and morning...
Late March 2017 Phenology Report

Late March 2017 Phenology Report

It’s been a gray, drizzly day today as I write this and the driveway is full of fallen catkins from the neighbor’s aspen trees. Tomorrow has the forecast of snow showers followed by a day of sun and yet another system to move in after that. Daffodils and...