Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yellowstone walks

Howdee all,

This was our last day in Yellowstone….we went on another drive…with Sicksta Charlene and her hubby Tom.  Back to Yellowstone lake to look for Mushrooms and take photos.

I was intrigued by this green Lichen. The color was a bright limey green..the same color as the distant green island.

Yellowstone dawns_20090906_032It was really quite beautiful.

I am still trying to find out what kind it is…any ideas?

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    We did several walks this day..The weather to our south looked foreboding..

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and seemed headed in our direction….We put on our rain jackets in anticipation.Yellowstone Jeffs pics_20090906_053 Dark clouds in the south….Yellowstone Jeffs pics_20090906_001 We happened upon Blue Grouse…again…(ok guys..is it Blue Grouse?) Yellowstone dawns_20090906_046Yellowstone dawns_20090906_042 We passed the meadows and are now in the burn area…  Yellowstone dawns_20090906_055

Burned Trees being replaced…by newYellowstone Jeffs pics_20090906_063Looks like the skies may be clearing……Yellowstone dawns_20090906_058

Some blue amongst the dark sky,,,a few raindrops fall…Yellowstone Jeffs pics_20090906_064  and as we leave the Burned woods area and head back into the meadow…

We are greeted by clearing skies….

Yellowstone dawns_20090906_063 Another rain storm….that passed us by ..Yellowstone dawns_20090906_064 Jeff and I are still in Eugene, Oregon…will go to the coast as soon as work is finished on Homey….Sometime next week we are hoping…

I have already picked some Chanterelles and Lobster mushrooms..the ground was a bit dry when we picked…but today's rain and some later this week should make picking..awesome!


  1. It has been over 30 years since I have been to Yellowstone and it looks as beautiful as I remember!

    Beautiful photographs of the lichens, landscape and Blue Grouse!

    How were the mushrooms? Sounds yummy!

  2. Cool pictures sicksta! I should be putting my Mount ST Helens Blog up soon..

  3. Dawn, yes I agree that your grouse picture is of what used to be called a Blue Grouse. In 2006 the Blue Grouse species was split into Dusky Grouse and Slaty Grouse. Your picture appears to be of a Ducky Grouse. Your pictures are awesome.

  4. I've always wanted to go to Yellowstone! Loved these photos - the sky seemed endless in them!

  5. I've always wanted to go to Yellowstone! Loved these photos - the sky seemed endless in them!

  6. Many years ago, we went to Yellowstone a year after the big fires. The trees were completely black but the ground was covered with wildflowers--fireweed mostly but also other annuals. It was breathtaking. Yellowstone is an amazing national park.

  7. Love the cloud pictures and the grouse with her babies.

  8. Thanks for the walk, Dawn. We have never been to Yellowstone, but it goes on my "must do" list, thanks to you. Cheryl

  9. Couldn't quite figure out the grass on that dead tree! But it sure looked beautiful like a soft carpet! Sky looks stunning in last two pictures! Very nicely shot!

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  10. I've been enjoying your Yellowstone photos. I haven't been there since I was a kid.

    The lichen looks like wolf lichen. The natives here used it for a yellow dye.

  11. Must be so cool to be in Yellowstone while watching the Ken Burns film on National Parks!

  12. Beautiful! I love Yellowstone and you have captured it so perfectly!

  13. MaineBirder
    Thanks..the mushrooms were very tasty...still picking them..lots here in Oregon!

    Thanks Sicksta..I must go over and visit your blog soon!

    Thanks..for the great information!

    Shelley..you and your camera would love Yellowstone!

    Appalachian Lady
    its so good to see the regrowth after fires here..

    Thanks Diane...

    Weedpicker Cheryl
    u would love it here...lots of weeds to pick and identify! oh..bugs too...:)

    That green grass like stuff is wold lichen...per wanderin weeta..who knows her plants well!

    The Zen Birdfeeder
    howdee...we are in Oregon now..I am posting the park stuff now because i didnt have good internet while there..
    but yes..i am loving the park series..excellent!

    Thanks so much! i love this place.

  14. Your photos are beautiful, it captures the beauty of Nature. I love the photo of tree with yellow-green plants on it. Wow amazing photos.

  15. I read "Yellowstone" and suddenly recalled that there is the largest volcano there which is about to expose((((


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