Tuesday, June 30, 2015
We drove down Antelope Flats Rd to Gros Ventre Road into the entrance of Bridger-Teton National Forest. A Storm was approaching so plans to explore the area and drive to Shadow Mountain was postpone.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Signal Mountain and Mt. Moran dominate the background of Oxbow Bend with a rich array of pine, spruce and aspen trees. There were many ducks in the water at the far end of the lake. The water surface was very calm and reflected the clouds and trees. Another nature painting in many colors in process.
This turnout is located between the Moose Visitor Center and Jenny Lake. It offers a close view of the rugged canyon between the Grand Teton and Mount Owen. A herd of elk came out into the nearby meadow.
The lake has splashes of blue watercolor shades from the sky, mountain peaks to the mirror reflections in the water. The depth of the different blue values is dramatic and aesthetic to behold and alluring. This is when photography frustrates me because no camera can possibly capture the stunning panoramic scene.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
We drove up to the summit on a narrow road to unsurpassed panoramic views of the park. The road continues to a dead-end parking area, and there is a short trail that leads up a flight of steps. It is a spectacular spot for views across the valley and the Teton range.
In the east shore of Jenny Lake is a scenic turnout and view that is sixty feet above the lake. There is also a hiking trail along side of the shoreline.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Teton Range is 40 miles long, 7-9 miles wide. The Highest peak is the Grand Teton, elevation 13,770 feet. There are Eight peaks over 12,000 ft in elevation. Bison among the wildflowers on Highway 89.
The morning view at Albright View Point on Teton Park Road. From left to right are Albright Peak at 10,552 ft, Static Peak 11,303 ft and Buck Mountain 11,938 ft.
The scenic drives of Teton National Park includes meadows of wildflowers. The photos are across the road from each other at Antelope Flats Road.
Each year, I like to post pictures of Mary's flowers. She is now 87 years old and still tries to nurture and care for flowers that were past down to her from her mother Eloise McArthur. Some of these plants are over 100 years old. I love the country charm of the old wooden fence and flowers growing out of concrete blocks. The bottom picture will someday be a oil painting hanging on my bedroom wall.