Tag Archive | Yellowstone

Vacation Photo Week Day 6

The Grand Tetons, Father’s Day Weekend 2011.  That’s right we were there in June and there was still snow in the mountains.  That year we left Rapid City and went to Jackson Hole, WY so we could see the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.

On the Murder of the Buffalo Calf 

I was deeply saddened to hear about the murder of the buffalo calf in Yellowstone.  These beautiful animals have quickly become one of my favorite animals.  And as someone who has witness herds of them roam the prariers in both SD and WY I have seen their beauty and majastery in person.  I have even looked one in the eye.  These creatures are one of the many things that makes America Beautiful and killing one is killing part of America’s beauty.  And one last thought: what kind of person would take something like a buffalo calf away from its family and natural envirment?  These animals were built to withstand the cold and snow. 

   
 
(Photos taken 2012 Custer State Park, SD)

Southern Belle Favorite Things: This Country

july 2014

In the spirit of Independence Day tomorrow my favorite thing is my country, the great USA.  I love a lot of things about this country.  I love that we have places like the Outer Banks, Disney World, and the Blacks Hills and that we can travel to them.  I love that we have National Parks like Yellowstone, the Badlands, and the Smokey Mountains.  I love that we have shows like Castle, Criminal Minds, and Duck Dynasty.  I love that we have Mickey Mouse.  I love that we have a history even if it’s not all good.  I love that we have movies like Gone With The Wind, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, and Sleeping Beauty.  I love that we have the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music, and NASCAR.    I love that we are free.  I am thankful for the brave men and woman who help protect this great nation.  I could go on and on with the things I love about this country but I will stop there.  I am proud to be an American and I will show my love for country tomorrow.  Happy 4th of July to all my readers.  Thank you for reading.

Southern Belle Contemplates: National Parks

As someone who has felt the wind on her check at the Wright Brothers Memorial.  Who has seen the beauty of the Grand Tetons.  Who has watched in awe as Old Faithful erupted at Yellowstone.  Who has looked into the carved eyes of Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Jefferson at Mount Rushmore.  Who has driven into the depths of the Badlands.  Who has spent a lazy summer day in the Great Smokey Mountains.  It saddens me deeply that these great treasures we know as our National Parks and Memorials are closed right now and others cannot take in their beauty too.

 

MtRushmore