On our way to Yellowstone, we decided to jump off the main road and take a jaunt through the Wyoming Countryside. I am so glad we did. We found Brooks Lake, and it was amazing. There was still snow on the ground (since it was June and we were in the mountains), the air was crisp and cool, and the water was pretty calm. With the mountains behind the lake, the scenery was absolutely amazing. I had to share this photo, and I hope you all enjoy!
Brooks Lake Wyoming
Yellowstone (for those of you who are not familiar) is absolutely full of wildlife. Mountain Goats, Bison, Elk, Bear, Wolves, Coyotes, and Eagles are just a few of the numerous species that one can see during a trip. While walking through Upper Geyser Basin (the area immediately surrounding the Old Faithful Inn), we saw our only Yellowstone Bluebird. The colors of the bird were amazing, especially in such an area. It lighted on this apparently dying conifer, and the contrast between the orange needles and the hue of the bird had me scrambling for my camera. I was just glad it stayed there long enough for me to get the picture. Hope you all enjoy!
This road was in a valley through the hills in Wyoming near Devil’s Tower. Struck me as amusing, watching it meander here and there, through and around the trees. Reminded me of life, and how we can meander here and there, around and through things, but we all end up getting to our destination. Somehow, and usually a little bit dustier….
On our trip to South Dakota, we ventured over into Wyoming and stopped off at Devil’s Tower. For those of you who have not been there, it is completely different from the rest of the surroundings, spiking up from the landscape as though pushed up from somewhere deep within the earth. From a great distance, it appears as a stump from a tree, and as one gets closer to it, turns into an immense tower of stone. There are trails all around the tower, allowing visitors to travel around the entire tower to take in the nature from every side and angle. Some people even venture out to climb the rocks, ascending and descending like so many ants, dwarfed by the gigantic tower. I hope you all enjoy!
Devil’s Tower, Wyoming