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Cody Wyoming as a base camp for a Yellowstone Vacation

Cody Wyoming as a base camp for a Yellowstone Vacation

What's it like to head to Yellowstone using Cody, Wyoming, as your base camp? In this post, I'll share some ways to organize your time to see Yellowstone. This post brought to you by Getting settled in Cody Once you decide on your home base, you'll...

Happy National Day of the Cowboy

Happy National Day of the Cowboy

Being a child of the West, I grew up with cowboys as a backdrop to life. That included both the persona and reality. In this post, I want to share a few thoughts on what a cowboy really is, in my opinion. This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you...

After Steamboat – a field journal entry

After Steamboat – a field journal entry

I knew it would happen at some point, and here it is. I'm stuck in a logjam of half-finished posts, notes that need typing up, and photos to process. Summer is here. In this post, you'll find the rest of my field journal entry for 19 July 2020. You can read the first...

Timing for Steamboat Geyser 19 July 2020

Timing for Steamboat Geyser 19 July 2020

Synchronicity. Some moments leave you in awe of the tapestry of life and how timing can come together seamlessly. Catching yesterday's Steamboat Geyser eruption was one of those moments. Here's the entry for my field journal. This post brought to you by [the_ad...

New Bison Photos Available

New Bison Photos Available

Bison are such a familiar sight for me in Yellowstone that I've not taken the time to capture that many images of them. That has changed this year. This post is brought to you by SNOWMOON PHOTOGRAPHY. Use the code JULY10OFF to take 10% off any purchase through the...

What’s August Like in Yellowstone?

What’s August Like in Yellowstone?

What is it like during August in Yellowstone? When is the best time to see Yellowstone? These questions regularly arise when people plan their vacation to Yellowstone. This post is part of a series that covers what it’s like in the park during different months. Today,...

Around here early July 2020

Around here early July 2020

Time for another Around Here post - just things happening, or have recently happened. Summer is such a busy time with so much to do and so many things to see. Love it! This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you follow a link and make a purchase, I...

Life in Grizzly Country: Hiking

Life in Grizzly Country: Hiking

Living here in grizzly country, having bear spray is a given. Understanding how to use it is something most everyone here knows. In this post, I want to share with you some tips and many links to help get you ready to visit the greater Yellowstone area and take some...

House wrens get a second home

House wrens get a second home

We have a couple of bluebird boxes here at the house. One was taken this spring by the Tree Swallows and the other taken by House Wrens. Last Thursday night, raccoons attacked the Tree Swallow nest. I spent much of Friday morning watching the local neighborhood drama...

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

I love this week in Cody. While this year, Cody may celebrate a bit differently, there's still a ton of red, white, and blue - Stars and Stripes around. In this post, I want to share a few photos from over the years. This post brought to you by SnowMoon Photography....

Learning about Geysers

Learning about Geysers

I've recently worked on the geyser notes for Steamboat Geyser this year (it will be one of the newsletter giveaways on Saturday - so sign up at the bottom of the page). Whenever I pull together information people have generously shared, I find myself so full of...

Friday Afternoon on the Northern Range of Yellowstone

Friday Afternoon on the Northern Range of Yellowstone

Last Friday, after finishing the work for the week, I decided to head to the Lamar Valley to relax and see what presented itself for photography. While I love heading to the geyser basins, taking time to just be outside in the wide-open spaces renews me and lets me...