Weekly Photo Challenge – Escape
So…..Being retired, I don’t really have much to escape from anymore – at least not in the traditional sense. In my last post, I mentioned I was leaving to go to Yellowstone National Park. I spent 12 hours in the car on Friday to reach Salt Lake City. Saturday I was approaching 12 hours again between getting to Jackson Wyoming and then starting to search for photo ops – all in the pouring down rain. About 5 in the evening, I was driving down a remote mountain road looking for creatures when it finally stopped raining. I rolled down my window and was immediately refreshed with the scent of fresh pine bought even fresher by the spring rain. I also turned off the “tunes” from the car stereo and it was replaced by the melodies of the mountain forest birds. Then, about a hundred yards down the road, I caught a glimpse of some light “spots” on the hill to my left. Upon approach , it was a nice herd of about 8 Elk working their way up the hillside (the spots where their white butts). I spent about ten uninterrupted minutes with them staring at me and me staring through my lens at them before they heard an intruding car and departed over the hill. It was a great reprieve from the confines of my car – here’s a shot from my moment of “great escape”.