August flows with a pulse of anticipation. Busy times in a busy valley. Traffic slows. Reservations are required. Trails are crowded. Amidst the busyness, nature continues to thrive. Total solar eclipse is enjoyed by thousands. The winter snow and wet spring has kept the valley greener than usual. Flowers continue at higher elevations. Berries are … [Read more...] about August: TOTAL solar eclipse, busy valley, light changes
July pulses with summer’s energy. Days are hot. Town is busy. The fair arrives with rides, animals, snow cones, and funnel cakes. The rodeo is in full swing. Restaurants are crowded and traffic slows. It’s the busiest month in our little valley. The 2010 census reported 21,000 people in Jackson Hole or Teton County, Wyoming. During busy summer months, … [Read more...] about July: hot days, annual county fair, RAY of flowers, busy summer
The rhythm of nature around the solstice, June 20, is hard to describe. Nature peaks at the start of summer in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Flowers fill the meadows. Young animals and birds abound. Rivers pulse. Life is busy, busy, busy. This month a baby raven came into my life. I thought it was fledging or learning to fly. Out my bedroom window, I … [Read more...] about June- high water, Grizzly in the news, RAY of summer, young everywhere
The month of May transforms Jackson Hole. Nature is bright, clear, and vibrant. The green valley shines as snow recedes up the mountains. Temperatures greatly affect this rate of change. Rivers become muddy as snowmelt occurs. Animal movement appears to meld with changes in the weather. New flower blossoms are seen daily and birds continue to arrive to … [Read more...] about May- spring arrives to Jackson Hole, RAY of change, infamous Grizzly 390 has new cubs!
Variable weather with additional snow sums up the month of April. The Tetons are a snowy white as old man winter blankets the upper peaks. At 9500 feet, 600 inches of total snowfall was reported mid-month and snow depth is around 12 feet so who knows when the trails will be snow free? Fortunately, the valley is green so animals are migrating and herbivores … [Read more...] about April- winter 2017 record snowfall, spring travel to Bhutan, RAY of adventure