Sunday, April 29, 2012
Interestingly just down the road I saw another cow moose traversing the opposite hill. A little too far for good pictures but watched her settle down in a short willow draw and commence doing breakfast.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
I had a couple of hours to kill yesterday afternoon so up Horse Creek I went and was nearly home when I came across several mule Deer accompanied by several Magpies. After yesterdays post of the Raven I thought this was perfect to post the Ravens cousin[scientifically]The Black Billed Magpie. Another of the Wests iconic images and interesting character.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A very important evergreen in the Rocky mountain west. Named for the use by the indians who used this tree for the small diameter straight growing trunks that made up their tepees or know as Lodge poles. These trees have serration's cones that mean the cones open with heat such as in a forest fire releasing their seed that then germinate on burned soil regrowing a forest. The year after the fires of "88" in Yellowstone the land was covered in new growth of Lodgepoles. today these trees are quite tall with their extraordinary growth.