this guy….. acting all hangry and ready for spring
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – On March 7, a Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist on a radio telemetry flight observed the first grizzly bear of 2023 to emerge from hibernation. The adult bear, estimated at 300-350 pounds, was seen near the remains of a bison carcass in Pelican Valley, in the central-eastern part of the park. Male grizzlies come out of hibernation in early March. Females with cubs emerge in April and early May. When bears emerge from hibernation, they look for food and often feed on elk and bison that died over the winter. Sometimes, bears will react aggressively toward people when feeding on carcasses. All of Yellowstone National Park is bear country.
“most animals show themselves sparingly. the grizzly bear is six to eight hundred pounds of smugness.
it has no need to hide. if it were a person, it would laugh loudly in quiet restaurants,
boastfully wear the wrong clothes for special occasions, and probably play hockey.”
-craig childs, the animal dialogues: uncommon encounters in the wild
credits: national park service, jim peaco, grizzly bear on swan creek flat – photo
on the 100th anniversary
of this incredible peony garden
with 270+ varieties
the beauty goes on and on
leaving it impossible to pick a favorite.
“in june as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
no man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.”
w.e. upjohn peony garden, nichols arboretum, ann arbor, mi, usa – june 2022
” i love places where there are crowds of trees.”
scio woods county preserve, ann arbor, mi, usa
sometimes finding good words is a walk in the park.
“good words are worth much, and cost little.”
gallup park in winter, ann arbor, mi, usa
finding a mushroom village – autumn in sugarbush park
“mushrooms were the roses in the garden of that unseen world,
because the real mushroom plant was underground.
the parts you could see – what most people called a mushroom –
was just a brief apparition. a cloud flower.”
-margaret atwood, the year of the flood
tranquility can be found most everywhere
‘peace is liberty in tranquillity.”
-marcus tullius cicero
perfect day for a waterpark visit
action, sun, squealing
and lots and lots of water
i’m at my best in the lazy river area.
“as a group, we’ve been banned from two water parks, one bar, and a dog-grooming salon.”
-j.a. rock – author
a warm welcome from mother nature
3 sister lakes
a family affair.
3rd sister lake
“In memory of “Daddy” Filbert Roth
Head of Forestry School (UM)
By his Forestry Boys
“nature is a serenade for souls willing to hear.”
Dolph Park, Saginaw Forest, 3 Sister Lakes – Ann Arbor, MI, USA
came across this open door
when walking in the park
so many questions.
“answers are closed rooms; and questions are open doors that invite us in.”
argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – march 2021
last night’s walk in the park
“it is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.
this crisp winter air is full of it.”
argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – february 2021