Change is in the air. It's mating season for most of the larger animals to ensure the young are born in the spring. The bull elk bugle to attract females and establish territories. Berries hang heavy on the bushes and feed the bears, moose and many birds. Squirrels are seen cashing nuts and feasting on mushrooms. Aspens quake with yellow leaves and snow … [Read more...] about Fall settles in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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June has been an amazing month. The blossoms hang heavy on the plants so meadows are bright with color and diversity. Arrowleaf Balsamroot shines on the hillsides giving everything a hue of bright yellow. With the solstice, days are long and many people are in Jackson Hole enjoying the parks, being outdoors, and experiencing nature's beauty. Earlier this … [Read more...] about Nature’s glory and chance to be with wolves
Why Bhutan? I do receive the question, why Bhutan? Well, it is a country that limits tourism, builds within parameters of sustainable development and preserves cultural values. The government protects the environment and the spiritual values of the predominant Buddhist population. The days flow with a state of harmony and presence. Bhutan has synergy- … [Read more...] about Why Bhutan?
Spring has made it to our small, secluded valley. Living in the mountains at 6400 feet means long winters. Daffodils and tulips have just started to bloom throughout town. Young spring wildflowers blanket the hillsides in southern parts of the valley. Aspen leaves have just matured and the valley is a vibrant green. Snow still dominates in the north and … [Read more...] about Spring in Jackson Hole
April is considered off season in Jackson Hole. Locals journey to sunny spots. Restaurants offer discounts. Hotels close for spring cleaning. The town has a restful feel. It's the ideal month to drive into Grand Teton Park. Grizzles are moving and two sows with cubs frequent Oxbow Bend. I watched a cub dig for pocket gophers. Amazing how present animals … [Read more...] about April in Grand Teton Park- grizzlies, pelicans, swans, elk and much more