Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sunshine Blue Sky

We are doing our summer duty here in Yellowstone National Park!!  Actually, it's a huge gift that we can't refuse to be working here a little and having the rest of the time to soak in the beauty and awesome sights and hikes that only Yellowstone can provide. 

Last evening we experienced a sunset like no other.  The sky was ablaze with bright orange and red light filtering through the clouds and fresh raindrops that cast a brilliance in the sky and on the mountains that was gorgeous and breathtaking.  We took a few photos and hoping they will capture at least 1/10th of the experience.  We also saw a grizzly and a moose and I found some beautiful marsh marigolds that I had not seen before.

Today I'm off to a couple favorite places to find some calypso orchids; I may be too late but we shall see!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Does the flower masquarade and dance in all its glory comparing itself with the blossom of another?

Does the tree waving its branches in rhythm with the breeze wish to be a cloud?

Does the moon cast its light hoping to outshine the sun?

The flowers, the trees, the moon, all of creation rejoicing, dancing, and celebrating in its own truth.

Each contented in its own costume
Each contented with its own gift of beauty
All clothed as they were intricately and lovingly made to be.


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Scandinavian Smorgasbord!

Let me tell you a bit more about the pictures of the Scandinavian Smorgasbord that we had at Christmas. We try to do this on an annual basis as it is fun and people seem to enjoy it. We both have fun making the Scandinavian goodies and dressing it up as authentic as possibe. Here is what we included: lox, smoked salman, different varieties of herring, ham and smoked turkey, all kinds of Scandinavian cheeses, lingon and cloud berries, Swedish rye bread and thin bread, lefse, sweet soup, rice pudding, and romegrot. A fun tradition is the person who finds the almond on the rice pudding gets a prize which was a bottle of lingonberries!! I used my mom's Famer Rose Norwegian fine china this year which was in her honor. She would have liked that, I think. Well, it's fun carrying on some of these traditions especially when it brings smiles to many faces!