Wyoming Critters

I’m joining Viewing Nature with Eileen for Saturday Critters today. The following critters were roaming and flying about Yellowstone and Cody, Wyoming.

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Outside the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming.

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The Buffalo/Bison are allowed to make their own crossings regardless of the double yellow lines.

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This gives you some perspective on how large they are.

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A herd of elk far away on a hillside. I’m fully zoomed on this one.

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One closer up and saying goodbye to us as we exit Yellowstone National Park.

I’ll be sharing more of my Bison photos for ABC Wednesday since we will be on the letter B this coming week.

Thank you Eileen for hosting Saturday Critters and for always taking the time to leave comments. You really are amazing!

Today is starting a bit gloomy in the Seattle area with a cloud cover and no sunshine peeking through. It’s a quiet weekend around this old house which is always good. What’s happening in your neck of the woods?

Photo-A-Day Challenge ~ June 1-7

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I’m joining in with Kati’s Little Corner of the World Photo-A-Day Challenge. If you click on the graphic above you can see how to join in, too.

1. Leaf

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2. Favorite Color

june photo challenge 018I don’t have a favorite color as much as favorite color combinations. I’ve always loved pink and green. I also really love muted shades of purple with green.

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I’m also a sucker for blue and white, especially blue and white dishes.

3. Weather

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4. On the Wall

Dan's March 006The rustic walls in our son’s shop and one of my favorite paintings in our home…

june photo challenge 020A friend of Dear’s painted this and gifted it to him before Dear and I were married.

5. Sunglasses

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june photo challenge 009I can’t believe I’m posting this close up of my wrinkles sunglasses on my face.

6. Dot

june photo challenge 014I had a hard time finding dots around the house. I did find some dots in my bathroom and then I walked by these at the grocery store and couldn’t resist…

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And one more dot photo…

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7. Water

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That was fun. Thank you Kati for hosting this photo challenge.

Fridays Fave 5

It’s time for recaping the week and sharing some of our favorites. Visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story to join on in…

 

1. and 2. Today is our last day of Women’s Bible Study Fall session. I really enjoyed shopping at Homegoods this week and finding some little treats for the ladies at my table. The autumn mugs were in the clearance aisle and were marked down to $2.99. And while I was shopping I nabbed this fun fold up tin server for myself that was on clearance at $11.00. I like the charcoal grey and the design on it. The fact that it folds up for easier storage is great, too.

3. On Willow and my walks we’ve been treated to some new birds this week that we haven’t seen up close before on our walks. I had to really zoom in to catch this Road Runner but I was thrilled to see it. Beep beep!

 

The Hawk was another treat and I almost caught him flying away…oops, just not quick enough with the camera. We saw lots of deer again this week and this butterfly stayed put long enough for me to capture a shot.

4. I mentioned Bible Study. It’s been really great studying about God’s Transforming Grace this fall. I’ve learned a lot and I hope the Holy Spirit will imprint what I’ve learned on my heart.

5. Did I mention before that I’m flying home to the Seattle area for Thanksgiving next Tuesday?? Oh I have, well let me mention it again here. I’m so looking forward to spending time home with my family over the holidays. My packing list is getting long…

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and demanding a ransom for me to access them. I’m slowly cleaning up many of my posts where PB have added ugly black and grey boxes where my photos used to be. So frustrating!

The Butterfly

 

I was so happy that a butterfly stayed still long enough on my walk yesterday with Willow so that I could get a photograph. This is my first butterfly shot. I’d love to be able to get closer to one to get a clearer shot sometime. I had to zoom in fearing it would flutter away if I got too close. Dear tells me this is a Swallowtail butterfly, smarty pants!

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.