Changing Seasons – April

April has been the most dramatic in terms of changes in our forest.  It has been amazing to watch new life spring up.  I always love watching the trees go from bare to buds to full leaves.  With this beautiful spring transformation, I am breaking the “rules” by sharing more than 20 photos.  Some I…

Travel Thursday – Prairie Dog Town @ Devils Tower

My last Travel Thursday post promised a separate post on these cute little guys, the prairie dogs of Devils Tower. On our way out of Devils Tower, we had to stop at prairie dog town. This was quite an unexpected treat. There alongside the road is an entire “town” of prairie dogs. Here they have…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Circle

Although this flower looks like a circle, I like to think it also represents the cycle of life.  As I sit here writing this post, most of the plant life surrounding us has gone dormant.  This is a restful time of year, yet time continues on and eventually flowers like the one above will bloom…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Now

For whatever reason I decided to rearrange the furniture in our small cabin.  With a little over 700 square feet to work with, there are only so many ways to lay out the furniture.  This lead to cleaning out the clutter that has accumulated over the last year.  Two days later the project was complete….

Weekly Photo Challenge – Ornate

For this week’s challenge, I turned to my nature photos.   This particular one was taken on the Mt. LeConte trail in the Great Smoky Mountains on April 1, 2011.  About half way up we were greeted with everything encased in ice & snow.  It was a beautiful sight but a cold hike to the…

Travel Thursday – Highland Trail at Glacier NP

The final part of my Glacier National Park series takes us on The Highland Trail, a beautiful hike along the continental divide.  If you ever have the chance to hike this stunning trail, bring your camera and allow plenty of time because you a will want to stop every few minutes and snap away.  …

Sustainable Sunday – Shrooms!

Mushrooms find their way into most of my recipes.  I simply adore them.  They add such a great flavor to so many dishes I cannot help but utilize them.  I put them in my salads, homemade pizza, pasta, vegetable dishes, eggs, sandwiches and much more.   Often when hiking in our woods I bring my…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Connected

For the past few months I have been battling many of these every time I go out to hike.  They are everywhere.  As I walk along minding my own business, bam, my face, chest, arms &/or legs are entangled.  There is no escaping them.  My best estimate on an average day is at least 10….

Weekly Photo Challenge – From Every Angle

The challenge:  “This week, photograph a stationary subject from three different angles.” I have passed this tree many times while hiking our trails.  Each time I stop and admire the plant wrapping itself around this small tree in order to obtain more light.  Nature is awesome!  While playing around with different angles, I noticed the…