Sunday, September 25, 2022

Western Visions



Hi All,

Every fall the Wildlife Art museum has an art show & sale fundraiser. Remember these are paintings not photographs. Here are some of our favorites. 

Brothers of the Sagebrush 

Snowy owl taking off

Appetizers

Devotion

Big Gulp

Prep Show-this shorebird sculpture is in the museum's permanent collection

One of many outdoor sculptures. In case you can't read the sign, it says," Please don't climb on the sculpture. The moose doesn't like it and neither does security "

Love,

Sandy & Carl 
Living & Traveling in our Motorhome
Volunteering across America
greenbaum2@gmail.com
www.livingourdream2011.blogspot.com
617-435-8502

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Lots of Wildlife



Hi All,

After not being seen for over a month, Her Majesty Bear 399 put in an appearance.


At about the same time, Carl found this photo of a 399 cub playing with a traffic cone in Outdoor Photographer magazine.

Today we spotted this moose cow and calf walking across the meadow.
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Soon thereafter, we were dispatched to Murie Ranch for this black bear in a berry bush.

Last Monday we enjoyed great music at the hootenanny.

Back in the coach, Sanibelle has realized she no longer fits on the box.
Hard to believe we have only two weeks to go.

Love,

Sandy & Carl 
Living & Traveling in our Motorhome
Volunteering across America
greenbaum2@gmail.com
www.livingourdream2011.blogspot.com
617-435-8502

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The Journey of “Bear 22097”

Hi All,

In 2017 a young black bear began approaching cars. 

This behavior endangers both people and the bear. Sadly, it is usually the  result of someone feeding the bear from a car.

The young bear was trapped and got Park Service "jewelry", yellow ear tags and a tracking collar. She is now bear# 22097.  She was relocated to a remote section of the park.

As is often the case, she was back in a few weeks. However, the trapping and relocation was successful in that her experience was sufficiently unpleasant that she stayed away from cars and people.

Years passed and 22097 was regularly spotted along the road, entertaining visitors who watched her scarfing down berries.

This spring she came out of hibernation with a cub! Here's the cub climbing a dead tree to get to adjacent berries.

Yesterday we spent three hours with them as they fattened up on berries before crossing the road to drink from a nearby stream and cool off.


This really is the best job in the park!

Love,

Sandy & Carl 
Living & Traveling in our Motorhome
Volunteering across America
greenbaum2@gmail.com
www.livingourdream2011.blogspot.com
617-435-8502

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Dubois Badlands



Hi All,

Northeast of Grand Teton, the small town of Dubois (pop 911) sits in front of rock formations that remind folks of the Badlands of SD.

That was our destination yesterday.

Really stunning sandstone







On the way out of town we drove to an overlook to see all of Dubois 
Love,

Sandy & Carl 
Living & Traveling in our Motorhome
Volunteering across America
greenbaum2@gmail.com
www.livingourdream2011.blogspot.com
617-435-8502

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Berries and Bears



Hi All,

The Service berries on Moose Wilson Rd are ripe and the bears know it.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Catching Up



Hi All,

We went with Betty & Walt  to view the mountains from Grand Targee ski area. If Grand Teton mountain looks different, this is the view from Idaho.


Not sure what to think about this sign. Guess different consequences motivate different people.

The wall in this photo retains the park supply of road salt/gravel mix behind headquarters . The salt soaks through the wood and the moose come to lick the salt.
All those vertical marks on the wood are "lick marks".

Pronghorn up close look a bit goofy.

The big bull elk is still often along the road.

The berries are beginning to ripen and bear sightings are increasing.

It happens every few years and today, on our 54th, we bought each other the same anniversary card.
Love,

Sandy & Carl 
Living & Traveling in our Motorhome
Volunteering across America
greenbaum2@gmail.com
www.livingourdream2011.blogspot.com
617-435-8502