Fallen Pine Bough & Pinecones – Wordless Wednesday

Old Faithful – Yellowstone National Park

5/21/22 We finally made it to Old Faithful and we were rewarded by an awesome eruption that was 50-100 ft high and last 3 & 1/2 minutes. It was sunny and snowing and about 41°F. Old Faithful video in real time - the tiny flashes of light in the video is sun reflecting off snowflakes … Continue reading Old Faithful – Yellowstone National Park

Fountain Paint Pots – Yellowstone National Park

5/21/22 Yellowstone Day #1: After visiting the West Yellowstone visitor’s center and purchasing Junior Ranger workbooks for $3 each, we opted to head to Old Faithful first. We got distracted and stopped to look at bison across the river… bison across the river we were really pretty far away from the bison we saw this … Continue reading Fountain Paint Pots – Yellowstone National Park

DIY Family Photo Shoot

I finally got my belated Mother’s Day DIY photo shoot! I’m super happy with how the photos turned out so I just had to share them. Here’s a great link with tips for taking your own Family Photos from Simple as That. My additional tips: overcast days make the best lighting for outdoor photoswear clothes … Continue reading DIY Family Photo Shoot

Rainbow Point Campground (Site B20) – West Yellowstone, Montana

We kicked off camping season 2022 with a weekend getaway to Yellowstone National Park! We stayed at Rainbow Point Campground. It is located on the banks of scenic Hebgen Lake, in southwestern Montana in Custer Gallatin National Forest. We had electric hookup, but no water hookup, no sewer hookup, and no dump site at the … Continue reading Rainbow Point Campground (Site B20) – West Yellowstone, Montana

Happy Mother’s Day to Me

Found this 8ft bookshelf at Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store for $70. Found the ladder (which is hinged and folds into a chair) at Deseret Industries thrift store for $40. Finally having a place to put my book collection - priceless! Update 5/12/22: Since setting up our home library with 2 bookcases, the one shown … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to Me

From a Distance

By Bette Midler From a distanceThe world looks blue and greenAnd the snow capped mountains white From a distanceThe ocean meets the streamAnd the eagle takes to flight From a distanceThere is harmonyAnd it echoes through the land It's the voice of hopeIt's the voice of peaceIt's the voice of every man From a distanceWe … Continue reading From a Distance