Friday, March 7, 2008

Sunrise at Shoshone Lake with Wapiti



Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
The magic of Yellowstone is endless and unceasing. And the parable of the early bird could not be more fitting as this 5:15 am wake-up call proved to be worth its weight in....gold and worms. I'll never forget this morning, sitting on the rocky shore of the lake, the steam rising, wolves howling in the north at a rapidly descending moon, rutting bull elk bugling in the south with their whale-like fertility song in tribute to the flute-playing Kokopeli. Show me a better symphony.

Nature proves once again that when we show up - when we become present and engaged - her offerings are unfailing and unforgettable.

33 comments:

chanpheng said...

Wow, that's really beautiful!

Dorid said...

I can see you were inspired by this... and who wouldn't be!

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is a real beauty, nature at her best. Great Sky Watch capture thank you for sharing this one today.

Tom

lv2scpbk said...

I think your's is the best sky I've seen so far. Stunning!

Doug Taron said...

Wow. I especially liked your comment about"showing up" for nature. So true.

Daniel J Santos said...

fantastic and amazing colors, excellent.

ellen b said...

I stand amazed! This is so beautiful. What a world we live in...

SandyCarlson said...

Truer words never spoken. This is wonderful.

SandyCarlson said...

TR, Just picked up your comment on my blog. The poem is mine and you're welcome to it. God bless your caring heart.

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning and amazing nature photo.
Lovely colors.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Now that is a scene, and what a great post card that would make

Anne-Berit said...

Quite a morning you describe here,and the photo is gorgeous:o)

Daryl E said...

Just lovely .. really

happyone said...

So true.
Wow, that is truly awesome - I don't think a sky picture could be better!!

Craver Vii said...

It looks like the clouds above have formed a low ceiling. Beautiful.

Carole said...

Is there ever a time when you can see too much Yellowstone? I don't think so, and this is just beautiful.

Petunia said...

This is my favorite this week! Beautiful!

monsoon-dreams said...

hi,
i am glad i could land at this wonderful blog!u r a good photographer and u write so well too!wish the snaps were a lil bigger so i can enjoy its beauty to the fullest.just go to the html code of the snap and look for
's400' in it and just change it to 's800' and see the difference.shall visit u often,friend.have a great week end.

Mel said...

Sounds like the perfect place to be, to just sit and enjoy.

Berit said...

WoW so beautiful photo!!!1

Yolanda said...

This is just beautiful.

Misty Dawn said...

Oh WOW!!! Another of my all-time favorite photos! Such amazing Sky Watch photos this week! This is absolutely gorgeous beyond words.

KOSTAS said...

Marvellous the post, Very beautiful photograph!
My dream is I travel up to the Yellowstone!

Marie Walden said...

To me the Divine Infinite feels most accessible in the American West. The vast sky -- the Creator's perpetual canvas -- the ever-changing clouds, the rarefied air, the silence broken only by the sound of creatures, or the wind playing the leaves.

Most of my favorite authors write about the West -- Wallace Stegner and John Steinbeck chief among them.

This picture and your words do perfect justice to the beauty and peace of Yellowstone!

Shades said...

I just love this place...!
Great pictures, Excellent writing...!
Sad that i couldn't find you earlier..

Michelle Johnson said...

Beautiful. The accompanying words are just as harmonic as that picture your took. I am so glad I stopped by to see this. Have a nice weekend.

Stop by shadesofmj to see the picture I took of a funny sign. I also filmed 11 deer in a field if you'd like to see.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Beautiful colours, like my post...

Have e nice weekenk!

Look Good Readings

Santilli, from Brazil

Lana Gramlich said...

Absolutely stunning. Keep up the great work!

Selma said...

A banquet for the eyes. I tell myself: "You shall not be moved by this, you weren't really there, you didn't hold the colours of the morning in your hand or sniff the air." But it's too late - I am moved!

Tom said...

T.R.-

What a stunning image!

Tom

Mary said...

The invitation to nature's beauty is always there - all we need to do is accept it and be there!

Wonderful photo and moment. Thanks for sharing, T.R.

Alan Scott said...

Your Muse definitely smiles on you a lot, doesn't she? It must be so satisfying to witness such beautiful events!

Stacey Huston said...

Nature is Amazing.!! and so is Yellowstone. The surrounding areas inspire me daily. Thanks for Sharing!!

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