Resuming Life

En Plein Air at the Firehole

Yellowstone and Jackson Hole were simply mind blowing. The Grand Tetons and the light on or behind them never stopped jolting our senses. This little slice of the area included wandering Bison just to the right of the barn. In a coincidence encounter 100 miles away, we met one of the family who occupied this old homestead! That was a story by itself!
We arrived home yesterday after a three day jaunt cross country through Idaho, Nevada and California. This shot of me painting near the Firehole River in Y’stone park is revealing of the gear and the necessary protection from the trees I am hiding behind. The wind was whipping about, as mentioned in a previous post, which made a sun umbrella impossible. . . .the trees gave the shade and blocked the wind enough to let me work.

Now that I am home, it is time to resume a normal life (if normalcy is possible for me! ). I have to sandwich my art activities in among other things. No servants. No large bank accounts. No poking through the days wondering about what to do. There is always a list!

The other photo is a sample of the terrific wildlife encounters we experienced throughout Wyoming. This gorgeous Bull Moose was nearly oblivious to our presence . . . .or so it seemed. There are some 300 more photos which will make for some nice reminiscing this winter.
I thought you all might like to see some of what we saw and experienced.

3 thoughts on “Resuming Life”

  1. Hi Mike,
    The pictures are beautiful – what an experience for your group to see and do all that you were able to pack in to your trip!

    Glad you are back safe and sound. Sorry you must go back to a normal life sandwiching in painting… I know just how that feels!

  2. Thanks for sharing the pics Mike. I thought by protection you meant you were hiding behind that tree in case a moose came rushing at you.

    The email update works great. Now I know right when you have added something to the blog.

    Ahhh, what a beautiful place. I hope I get to visit up there one of these days. It is on my list.

    Any more paintings to share? Are you safe from those fires?

  3. What a breathtaking place. I’m amazed at how close you were to that moose! I see you got a new painting hat. : ) Lookin’ good!

    Frank mentioned that the email updates work great, but I’m not so sure. I get them the day after you post them.

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