Saturday, November 20, 2010

Elk and Snow Removal

A cow squealling a high pitch sound like a baby's cry

Two feet of snow has come down so far. I keep shuffling it out of the way but it keeps falling.
My car was unable to make it into the garage because of the steep snowy laden hill.
Well actually, I finally made it up the hill and tried to take a fast left turn up the alleyway and went slideways and fished tailed almost into a light post before getting bogged down again.
Finally clears out a spot up front our condo with my new expensive(worth every penny!) shovel and put the car into the clean spot.
Tried to put the chains on the back tires but only one was good so the other is still off my left wheel.
Hope my antifreeze holds up in the 5 degree weather tonight so we can get another set of tire chains in the morning
and then make the attempt into the damn garage again!
At any rate, here is some of the video I shot today of me hard at it and a few images from Mammoth Hot Springs area where I work of the elk herd hanging out.

Part 1

Part 2 of Snow Removal

A pretty cow

This is the bull and some of his cows hanging out in the old fort barracks area
trying to cool off.

Here is a second bull elk with his herd of cows resting just a few houses away from the other herd

And another bull but without a herd. A loser sitting just a dozen yards away from another bull and his herd...a third herd at that.

 A herd

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cemetery in Livingston,Montana and a 180* view of Livingston from atop my hill

180 degrees view looking south into the gap that leads into Paradise Valley and then on to the
Yellowstone National Park.  In the third frame from the left where the mountains break and the clouds
are the heaviest, the snow sits all winter long and is like a wind tunnel....brrrrrrrrrrr!

I spotted this cemetery a few weeks ago and wanted to photograph it as I knew it had lots of cool gravestones. Here is my work on a cold semi wet Sunday.

The names in the middle are a little blur was it a ghost or some rain on my lens?

I love this headstone. For one it is a Japanese American that died fighting and flying fighter jets
in the Korean War. I can imagine this soon after WW2 this fellow was trying very hard
to be recognized as a good American....he died in this cause.

The most potent stones were the ones of the small children and infants like this one of the six month old baby

This one is hard to read but it was for a nine year old girl

Husband and wife

A sheep, horse, snow and mountains....very Montanaish!

I really like these two rock gravestones.

I believe that this lady was probably killed in the far East during the Japanese occupation...