Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A morning in the Aspens with Mule Deer.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Brooks Lake Creek flows under the Pinnacles full of snow melt as the sun sets.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

We had a day of rain although only a 1/4 inch it is better than nothing.  Even snow in the mountains.  
This view this morning is from north of Dubois looking across the irrigation sprinklers of the Rocking Chair ranch towards Circle and Arrow Mountains in the Wind River Range

Friday, May 18, 2012

This cow Moose was out in the early morning taking advantage of a beautiful morning after a night with a little rain.  Just enough to wet the ground but some moisture non the less.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

In the high country we rarely get what one could refer to as spring.  About the first of July seemingly winter turns directly to summer.  This year is unusually different with very mild though way too dry "spring"  Aspens are now leafing out and the first signs of newborn life are showing up.  This Canadian Goose pair had little ones just hatched and staying right by moms side.
Mt. Moran in evening dress.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Firehole River has got to be my favorite of all rivers.  I have painted and photographed it for years and have hike its banks for many miles.  It is not named for the Hot Springs that feed it along its whole course but rather for the forest fires that were occurring during the hayden expedition in the 1800's.
This is Ash.  One of the cubs of Grizzly Threeninetynine.  Taken in the Tetons near Pilgrim Creek.  There is great concern for his mom and other sibling as they are missing.  Ash will be hard put to survive without mom this year.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ed Bass accompanied me this morning as we checked out the East Fork NE of Dubois.  We enjoyed watching the sun rise and Mule Deer everywhere.  Several bunches of WhiteTail Deer and a few Pronghorn Antelope.  We ran into 4 Elk on the Bear Creek meadows but they are a lot wilder than the elk in Jackson Hole and were off at first sight of us.  later we watched a lone Cow Elk who also did not stick around for morning conversation.
Accompanied by Ed Bass I found myself up the East Fork NE of Dubois at sunrise.  We watched many Mule Deer, some Pronghorn Antelope and Whitetail Deer and several groups of Elk who spent no time in staying around to visit.  They are certainly wilder on this side of the mountain than the ones in Jackson Hole.
Horse Creek unusually low for this time of year non the less spectacular in the evening light

Thursday, May 10, 2012

There is nothing quite like the power and majesty of a Bull bison.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Early mornings and evenings are an artist and photographers favorite time of day.  this scene will attest to why.  looking towards the Five Pockets of Horse Creek off the bumpy bone hearing trail of a road going into the trailhead north of Dubois, Wyoming.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Evening across the Elk Ranch with Mt Morn serving as the backdrop.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Afternoon fades into evening and these Bison graze unperturbed under the Grand Teton

Saturday, May 5, 2012

It began this morning at first light.  Light rain that became heavier and then turning to snow by the time the sun should have been shining.  One of those kinds of snow with huge flakes falling fast and furious covering the ground.  In twenty mites it was over and the sun even made an appearance.  This Robin found the sun to his liking and refused to abandon his perch even when I walked up to him.

Friday, May 4, 2012

We had visitors and quite a show yesterday noon from the dining room window when this mother Pine Squirrel brought her three kids by.  with wild energy they mimicked every move she made.  Up and down this cottonwood tree and around and through branches and on to the next tree.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Last evening coming home from Jackson we encountered hundreds of elk.  Elk on the hiway.  Elk beside the hiway.  Elk in The Sagebrush.  Elk in the trees.  They were everywhere.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

After such a dry spring it was nice to get a little moisture early this morning receiving about an inch of snow as viewed from outside my studio.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Warm Springs Creek west of Dubois.  flowing through a spruce forest with a fresh snowfall from last night.  Don't forget to bring your fly rod.