Monday, December 31, 2012

Holiday Trip to Yellowstone

After all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it was time to take some time off and take a trip. We usually take an annual trip to Yellowstone National Park this time of year, and this year was no exception. If you've been to Yellowstone National Park in the summer, it is almost like a different park in the winter. All the grass is covered with a blanket of snow and frost glistens everywhere.

My husband enjoys photography and had quite a day shooting animals and landscapes. Here are are few of my favorites.


Emigrant Peak, just north of the park boundary.


This is an area in the north-east corner of Yellowstone National Park. The creek is Soda Butte Creek on the edge of Round Prairie.


A Little farther upstream of Soda Butte Creek, is this view of Barronette Peak.

This was a 6x6 Bull Elk we saw near Lava Creek.


Big Horn Sheep, just north of the park boundary.




Gray Wolves near Soda Butte in the Lamar Valley. They crossed the highway fairly close to us and it was quite amazing to see such beautiful animals.

That's all for now as we close out another year. Happy New Year to all and see you next year with more crafts and projects!


14 comments:

beccagoose said...

Simply beautiful...thank you for sharing the pictures with a midwesterner aching for a chance to wander.

Sandi said...

wow Linda, what fabulous shots, love the wild life he captured, happy new year to you and yours, hugs

Debbie J said...

Beautiful pictures! Hope you scrap them as they are too good to let go. I was in Colorado years ago and saw wildlife up close, took pics and lost track of them - how I would love to use them on cards. Thanks for the great shots.

Myrna said...

Linda
Amazing photos.
I was so impressed with the wolves being so close. They are such magnificent animals. Of course the elk was pretty impressive too.
Thank you so much for sharing with us. I love these kind of photos.
Myrna

JennyKozar said...

Beautiful pictures! So peaceful.

tndj said...

Beautiful photos. Your husband takes such beautiful pictures. Love them and love it when you put them on here and share them with us. Thanks.

tina said...

Thanks for the great pictures! Happy New Year, Linda. All the best of everything to you and yours in the coming year.

Tina
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Bonnie Garrett said...

Linda, Thank you so much for posting these pictures. Sometimes we only get to see things through the eyes of others and this is one of those times. It must have felt so wonderful to be so close to the animals and the landscape alike. Thanks again. Sammi

wwilloww said...

Now that's the way to spend the new year!!! I love Yellowstone. I was there once years ago and wanted to never leave!!! Thanks for sharing some of the beauty... after hearing the horror stories of snowmobiles and overuse over the years, it is good to see there is still wonder in the area!!!

Anita Holmes said...

Happy New Year to You and your family. Thank you for sharing such amazing pictures. Looking forward to your posts in the New Year!

Mary Ann said...

Happy New Year,beautiful pictures...

Momof4inArlington said...

I have never been, but, I always enjoy Bill's INCREDIBLE photography! Thank you both for sharing your experience and beautiful imagery. I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Marilyn said...

I've been there twice, but always in the summer/early fall. It is an amazing place, but can't even begin to imagine the beauty of winter. Your husband does an amazing job, thank you for taking the time to share these with us! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I always look forward to your posts. These pictures are beautiful !!
Anna N.

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