Baringo Giraffe

Happy Thanksgiving!  I couldn’t put my finger on a picture of a turkey, so instead you get another (previous one posted quite a while ago) shot of a giraffe – a Barinog Giraffe to be specific, though I was not aware there were distinctions prior to just now.  I’m not sure… Continue reading

Slumpy the Camel

I’ve apparently spent a lot of time wandering around zoos, and the Lincoln Park Zoo in particular.  So, this picture is the start of the series “Lincoln Park Zoo Animals” (I felt very creative in coming up with that title).  Independent of various thoughts on animals in captivity, I like… Continue reading


This one’s part of the “I’ve spent way too much time wandering around Lincoln Park Zoo” collection.  It’s of the zoo’s prized camel.  I felt I should include a picture to offset the number of panoramas I will inevitably post.  I’ve seen rationalizations as to why we, humans, like horizontally… Continue reading

Tetons & Yellowstone – Mt. Washburn

We woke up and took some time to pack up camp as this was move-out day.  We were basically just going to head out the Northeast entrance to the park stopping for whatever we found along the way. First find, ignoring the road side bison that we shot some pics… Continue reading

Tetons & Yellowstone – Yellowstone Falls

We started out the day with the plan to go see Yellowstone Falls and Artist’s Point (#3).  The ranger told us that there was 6ft of snow on the trail, but we figured he was just being cautious and we’d go regardless, like we had in the Tetons. On our… Continue reading

Tetons & Yellowstone – Hidden Falls

Day two’s Teton destination was Hidden Falls.  We got a little later start because we had to pack up the tent and move out of camp.  It was a clearer day, so we swung by the Jenny Lake scenic drive for some more pictures (and to let it warm up… Continue reading

Tetons & Yellowstone – Taggart and Bradley Lakes

Having successfully made it through the night without becoming human popsicles, we headed to the general store and ranger station.  The store had a surprisingly large array of camping gear.  The ranger station had a nice fire going, which would have been nice to sit by, but there was hiking… Continue reading