Bearly Awake I figured it to be common wisdom that black bears entered winter hibernation and slept soundly until warm weather. However, during our late January-early February trip to Yellowstone National Park, we found a bear den with occupants active in the sunny but single-digit…

The Cycle of Life You have probably all seen “Yellowstone National Park in winter” videos or pictures. Until a couple of years ago, I just could not imagine visiting here during January/February cold and snowy conditions, but we did, and now we are hooked on…

Traveling North of 60 … We used a guide service to help us find the best wildlife shots in Yellowstone, and yesterday’s excursion came with a great grizzly encounter. Our guide spotted a grizzly sow and her two yearling cubs on a hillside to the…

Thanks to some Delta Skymiles, we find ourselves in Montana, with a base of operations in Bozeman. This turned out to be the easiest of hops from Knoxville with a 6:45 departure, then one hour and 50 minutes to Minneapolis with just 50 steps to…

We met this little gray wolf pup right along the road in Denali National Park.  Our guide had seen him a couple days earlier and just like today, he was alone.  We learned that the wolf pack teaches the pups about territories and hunting and…

“I wrote some lines once on a time In wondrous merry mood, And thought, as usual, men would say They were exceeding good.” – The Height of the Ridiculous, Oliver Wendell Holmes There was no small energy expended Saturday fretting over publishing a new post…

OK – I know. We post these fox pictures every year during our Prince Edward Island visit, but they are always great fun to shoot.   When we get home, we realize that the ones we have aren’t sharp or could be better. This is…

Right about dusk, you can count on seeing foxes out along the road hoping for a handout. ​ Oddly enough, this creature made me miss our dog Oliver! Never get tired of these island sunsets.