The Dragon Wagon

The Dragon Wagon
The landscaping changes often.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Valley of Fire 2010

On our way home from Yellowstone and the Tetons, we stopped at Valley of Fire State Park north-east of Las Vegas.

Looks like a skull to me...

Fall in Jackson Hole 2010

After Yellowstone we went down to Jackson Hole and the Tetons for a couple of days.  The fall color appeared to be at about its peak.

These old barns along Mormon Row have got to be one of the most photographed spots in the world!

Canids in Yellowstone

One of our top hopes while in Yellowstone was to see some wolves in the wild.  On that we had very marginal success.  We did see coyotes frequently and they were much easier to photograph.  We'll just have to go back and try again!

The only wolf we saw was running across a hillside at quite a distance.  These are the only pictures (heavily cropped) we were able to get.

The coyotes we watched seemed to be having a lot of success in their hunting.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Yellowstone's Waterfalls

Yellowstone has many of Barbara's favorite objects, waterfalls!

Upper Yellowstone Falls.

Lower Yellowstone Falls.

Cascades along the Yellowstone River.

Tower Falls.

Firehole Falls.

We saw several trout try to leap up Firehole Falls!

Yellowstone Fall Color

We had come to Yellowstone primarily to see the animals, but we were hoping to see some fall color.  We were lucky to find many reminders of the season.

The Bison of Yellowstone

The American Bison has done very well in Yellowstone, and in various areas within the park are very numerous.

They even seem to rule the roads.

This one was taking a dust bath.

They also make a handy meeting place!