Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Farewell Big Sky

Shot taken on the way to the swimming pool.... my usual stop after working

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Day Off

 These canyon photos are taken from lookout spots along the North Rim
Although weather forecast called for thunderstorms/hail, we went to Yellowstone anyway and had a great time.  Luckily I had been there in September with John and kind of knew my way around.  We were gone all day and saw some of the many highlights.  It was jam packed with tourists. We also saw lone buffalo a couple elk, and a 300 pound bear only 10 INCHES from the side of a very small road.  Jody quickly rolled up the windows!!!  Weather did turn nasty, but only when we were 5 minutes from home.  (Pea sized hail and lots of rain.)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Working in Big Sky, MT. (temporarily)

One of my daily duties includes making four of these trays of gigantic brownies, cutting them, and wrapping them individually with saran wrap.  Today I also learned how to make sandwiches and wrap them in saran wrap.  Tomorrow I'll try to post a picture of another duty.  (It won't be the dishwasher one.... that we'll save for last!!!)  Weather has been great with occasional rain showers in the late afternoon.  I have yet to wear a sweatshirt. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Echo Rock Trail - Mirror Lake State Park, WI

International Crane Foundation - Wisconsin

Hint:  Click to enlarge some of the smaller photos. 

 The property had numerous trails, but since it was 90 out we only hiked a little.
 The figures in the middle of this photo are actually fake people, but from a distance it looked like a real group of scientists!!! 
 Another picture of a scientist banding a crane... pretty realistic, no??
 We saw 15 different varieties of cranes.  The docent was a college intern and very well informed.  Tour was 2 hours long!!!
 mural at ICF

Another fake person.  This one represents a Chinese scientist who is trying to protect cranes in her country.  The ICF is a non profit group that has it's headquarters in WI, only an hour north of us.  We were both impressed with the work they do to save cranes worldwide from extinction.  The grounds were beautiful, tour was very informative, and we bought a year long membership.  We hope to return in the fall.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

More Rotary Garden Photos - Wisconsin

Rotary Botanical Park - Janesville, WI

Only an hour from Madison, this was a gorgeous site.  We spent a good hour and a half just meandering.... and noticed that everyone else was doing the same.  Very peaceful.