The New Year is Close

And like all of you I will be happy to say GOOD-BYE to 2020. A strange and at times stressful year indeed, but I hope everyone found some positive moments and memories to attempt to balance out the craziness.

One of my highlights of this past year was a photography workshop in Yellowstone National Park, hosted by Moose Peterson. I had never been to Yellowstone, and other than a few trips to CA when my son went to school there, I have never seen the western portion of this country. The mountains were just breathtaking, and of course the critters were very cool. I’ve posted some of my favorite critter shots below. If you ever get the opportunity, go visit, you will never regret it. You will notice snow on the ground, we visited in November and have been told by many that the winter months are the best time to see all the animals.

Bison live in Yellowstone, people are the visitors! Stay in your car and do not harass them. This shot was taken from the open door on the van as a herd walked by.
On the second morning driving into the park, we spotted these Bighorn sheep. We all slowly and quietly got out of the van and once in place did not move so as not to disturb these gentlemen.
Red Fox. We watched her for quite some time as she hunted for vole under the snow, she was very good at it. Again we stayed very still and at one point she walked right past us. Unfortunately too many photographers chased her and it became obvious she was stressed…result she left the area. If you want to photograph critters, learn their behaviors and stay still!

I had hoped to see wolves while we were there, and indeed I did but they were so far away I only viewed them through binoculars HOWEVER I heard them! WOW, that is a sound I will never forget, so beautiful. It was a wonderful trip and met some really great folks. Carol Smith was one of the members of our 6, she oftens attends Moose’s workshops and has a blog that is worth visiting.

2021 will be an exciting year for me….I will be retiring in March and am so excited at the prospect. I figured I’d actually start this blog up again since I intend on spending much time on my passion of photography!

Published by Judy Lindo

Hello. Nice to meet you, well virtually anyway. I love being outdoors whenever possible, I enjoy making photographs, be it a flower, a landscape or some street is my escape and my right brain nurturing. The purpose of this blog is to share with you moments I have enjoyed, places I have visited and images that I hope will bring a smile to your day. Feel free to comment, sign up for email notification of my posts or email me. Thank you for visiting

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