May is the most beautiful month of the year! Spring is in its glory, the days are almost perfect. The cool but warming temperature entices one into the sun hanging in the robin-egg blue heaven with puffs of clouds floating by. It recalls memories of boyhood and the glory of 70 Springs. Spring is so glorious that in my dotage it seems like not only a sin, but a major waste not to use at least part of May to explore the wonders and beauties of the world. I am particularly blessed to live in the western United States where there is an abundance of natural beauty to visit.
Plate 1: Grain elevator in Swan Lake, Idaho, May 2014.
Plate 2: Elk along the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, 2012.
Plate 3: Madison River in Yellowstone National Park at flood stage, May 2014.
Plate 4: Mother and fawn on small island in the Firehole River Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, June 2012.
Plate 5: Box canyons at the entrance of the southern portion of Canyonlands National Park, Utah. The experience described above happened much earlier in the morning than the time of this photo, but this is the place.
Plate 6: Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This section of the river is above the Firehole River Canyon and is accessed via a picnic turnout. View is looking upstream.