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Yellowstone in Winter – Through a Tattered Lens

Yellowstone in Winter – Through a Tattered Lens

As we’ve done in the past, Mr. Tattered and I try to travel in the shoulder seasons, while the kids are still in school, so it will be a little easier on the parentals.

We’ve long wanted to see Yellowstone in the winter, and when we discovered Road Scholar had a trip listed on their web-site, we jumped on it.

It was a quick trip, but tons of fun. I swear it was as cold (maybe colder) than Antarctica, but we had all the cold weather gear for it, so that helped.

Let’s see if I remember how to do a photo-driven blog, and let the off-beat photos speak for themselves for the most part!

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As soon as we got into the park we were in a buffalo jam!

 

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These are reflections of people staring at the drops of water – super cool!

 

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Yes, it was that cold!

 

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Even through a tattered lens, you have to have the icons…Old Faithful

 

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Geyser Basin, just after sunrise

 

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Mineral deposits

 

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Discovered that you can take a photo through the scope, then blow it up!

 

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Who knew?

 

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Yes, it’s a male moose. My first. NOT GOOD, but I’m taking the win.

 

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I’m fascinated with the sun peaking through the snow-covered trees, can you tell?

 

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And, last, but not least, an ice overhang.

 

 

Day 25 AEDM – Pretty Please, Leah?

Let me start by saying that it is now a month before Christmas. Yikes! If that isn’t enough to put a damper on the day, I don’t know what is. From here on I start deleting things from the “I’m hallucinating about doing this for Christmas” list, and adding them to the “ain’t gunna happen (again)” list. It’s getting a little scary.

WHERE has this year gone? If I had been keeping up the scrapbooks like I should, I’d know!

Anyway. I’m starting to get sad about AEDM coming to an end…think Leah would extend it another month if we asked pretty please? I am SOOOOO much better at actually allotting time to my projects when I have adult supervision.

Today I made time to clean the garage with Mr. Tattered. I guess he hasn’t noticed that the house needs it more than the garage, but whatever. We lightened the load out there – some donations, some trash, and some pushing things from our piles to the kids (Hey! Whatever works!) I took before and after photos, but truth be told, the massive progress can only be seen by us! Still looks very cluttered to a casual observer. My back knows I worked hard, and the hub is satisfied, and those are the important parts.

On the art front, I returned to the scrapbook again. Another layout done. I think you’ve gotten the gist of my process, so I’ll just show you the finished product from here on out, unless there is a new technique I think you might find interesting!

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Today’s Gratitude:

Today I am feeling grateful for the simple fact that I am me. I don’t want to be anyone else, I don’t want anyone else’s life. I’m not perfect, and my life isn’t perfect, but I’m pretty darn content with both. Not COMPLETELY satisfied – I’ll continue to attempt to improve on both. But if life never gets any better than it is right now, I’m good with that.

Today is also my first week to participate in “Inspire Me Monday!” If any of you are visiting from there, I am a media media artist, photographer, and avid scrapbooker who is in the midst of the monumental task of documenting our last trip to Yellowstone. Feel free to roam around on prior posts if you want to see what I’ve been up to lately. I’m also working on a “Happiness” Art Journal, and sharing a daily gratitude. Whew! Lots on my plate. Thanks for coming by!

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