Thursday, July 9, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!


  Happy Thursday!

This is a Throwback Thursday post, diving into my archives. I hope you enjoy, I miss traveling during these no-traveling times. This is one of my favorite national parks.  Hubby, my son and I have been to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons National Park in 2005 and 2008.  I would go back again if I could, but it is nice to do a post of our past memories and trips.  

I am thankful for all the trips, hubby, son and I have taken over the years.  I am thankful for all my archived photos I can look back on our happy trip memories.  I am thankful for our beautiful national parks. 


The canyon seen from the Upper/Lower Yellowstone Falls



 Me and my hubby at the Continental Divide


 A view of the Grand Teton mountain range. Another pretty day and beautiful blue sky.


 The Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone NP. It was a pretty sky day, I love the clouds and steam from the hot spring.


 A moose seen from the Heron Pond and Swan Lake loop trail in the Grand Teton NP. This moose was wearing a tracking collar. 


Yellowstone bison and a couple of Pronghorn. 



 I am thankful that I saw so much wildlife during our visit to the park.  A moose seen off the road in Yellowstone.



Mama Elk with young at  Mammoth Hot Spring, Yellowstone NP.



 Oxbow Bend, near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This was a popular spot for photographers...


 A Grizzly Bear seen off the road in the Grand Teton NP.


We took a float trip on the Snake River, Jackson Wyoming.  While floating down the river, I was able to see a few Bald Eagles and a large group of White Pelicans.


 Deep in thought, hubby taking a break on the hot springs boardwalk. We stayed in various park cabins at Old Faithful, Mammoth, Colter Bay, it was great staying inside the park. It was nice that we could just walk to Old Faithful or to the Mammoth Hot Springs and to the lake.


 Howdy Stranger, we spent a few nights in Jackson Hole Wyoming.


Even back in 2005 and 2008 I was bird watching, these were some of the birds we saw in Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.  

Unidentified Hummingbird, Cinnamon Teal, Magpie,
Trumpeter Swan, Cedar Waxwing, Dusky Grouse,
female Mountain Bluebird, Osprey, White Pelican.




 We are looking forward to the days we can travel again, to plan a trip when we are feeling safe.


I hope everyone is happy and healthy! 😊  Please wear your masks and keep social distancing.. I am always thankful hubby and I are both doing well!


I am always thankful for your visits and the comments. Check back for any replies to your comments. 



Live simple and be happy!  😊 Take care and keep smiling!


Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

103 comments:

  1. that is a wonderful thank you to nature!
    What a landscape * wow * such a different world, such fascinating nature I'm just amazed and also the beautiful animal world.
    I can understand your desire to travel well I would also have your wanderlust.
    Greetings Elke

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    1. Hello Elke,
      It is a beautiful place to take photos. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Take care and enjoy your day!

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  2. Wishing you a great Thursday!
    Very nice photos!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you Ella! Take care, have a great day!

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  3. I know that David Quammen has written a book about Yellowstone. I have not read it, but having just about everything else he has written in my shelves, I am sure it is superb, and for someone who has visited might be a worthwhile acquisition.

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    1. Thanks David! I will look for that book on Yellowstone! Have a great day!

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  4. Hi Eileen, your trip sounds wonderful. It is great to have photos to look back on. Oxbow Bend looks gorgeous and I can see why it was a popular photo stop. We wear our masks when out and about as well. I see many who do not. Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thank you Heather! Take care! Have a great day!

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  5. Hello Eileen!
    Great post and magnificent photos!
    The Oxbow Bend looks a lovely place to visit!
    Very impressive pictures of the hot spring and the reflection in the lake!
    Great captures of the Moose and the bear! Thank you for sharing your lovely memories!
    Hope soon you can travel again ! Take care!
    Dimi...

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  6. ...gorgeous sums it all up!

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  7. If I had a bucket list Jackson Hole would be on it. I have always been an Avid Reader of westerns and every Western that I ever read had stories about Jackson Hole. I also would love to see Yellowstone Park! It's next best seeing your photos of all the beautiful things you've seen and I do love that photo of the moose

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      Jackson Hole was a pretty place, so much to see there.
      Thanks for the comment. Have a great day!

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  8. Que beleza tudo isso,Eileen! Adorei as fotos, uma mais linda que a outra! Lindo de ver! beijos, chica

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  9. This is a wonderful.series of photos..I could never pick a favorite.

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  10. Hoi Eileen, beautiful photos, the landscape, the wild animals and the birds. We have no moose and bears in our country. Greetings Caroline

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    1. Hello Caroline,
      Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great day!

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  11. Wonderful photos!

    It seems cruel to put a collar on a moose.

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    1. Hello Sandi,
      I am sure they have a reason to track that moose. Thanks for the comment.
      Take care! Have a great day!

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  12. Ahhh...such great memories and photos. Such natural beauty!

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  13. Such beautiful photos of nature's wonder...so glad you had time to stay there in the parks...I've only driven through like most of the crowd of cars. It must be strange for the animals to not have the people there these days.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! It is great to get out of the car and do some hiking at this park. It is a popular park and can get very crowded. Have a great day!

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  14. This is a lot of fun! I haven't taken part in throwback Thursday but it really is fun to dig out old photos and relive trips...especially this summer! I would love to travel back to the West! I'll be glad when we can go anywhere! lol Love your photos! Enjoy your day.

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    1. Hi Diane, there is not a meme party for Throwback Thursday to link, I wish. I just did not have many new photos to share today. I enjoy looking back at my archive photos and trips! Thanks for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  15. I remember so well my trips out west...when I was very, very youjng! We stayed at the Old Faithful Lodge and Jackson Hole is a gorgeous area!! Lovely pictures Eileen.

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    1. Hello Vera,
      Our trips seemed like just yesterday, Yellowstone and Wyoming are beautiful places to visit. Thanks for the comment. Have a great day!

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  16. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! The wildlife are so wonderful in your country. We also have moose and bears in our country too, but thankfully not around here. Have a great day!

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    1. Hello Marit, It is always exciting to see the moose or a bear in the wild. Thanks for the comment and visit. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  17. Your pics are wonderful as usual, Eileen. It is hard to remember being able to travel worry-free. Not sure when we will be able to again.

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    1. Hello,
      We will need too see things change for travel safety and for health precautions. Thanks for the comment. Have a great day!

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  18. Fantastic nature shots ~ awesome ~ ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. So beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing.
    Stay well.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  20. What a great photos of your trip Eileen.
    Photos 1, 3, 4 and 9 are my favorite.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!

      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  21. Así nos demuestra su grandeza la naturaleza Eileen. Las fotos son impresionantes. Y el lugar una maravilla.
    Buen jueves. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Hello Laura, thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  22. Happy Thankful Thursday!! We just love seeing all of these nature shots. It just makes you want to plan out a day of exploring and enjoying nature. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
    World of Animals

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  23. Hi Eileen, a very good look back! It's been a long time since I visited those areas the crowds of these times put me off and its not enjoyable, unless you can get out in the back country and away from the overcrowding...BUT you can see from your photos how beautiful it is and so no wonder everyone wants to see it for themselves!

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    1. Thanks Sondra! It seem most USA national parks are over crowded.. We always try to visit most places off season. Even then it can be crowded. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  24. Hello Eileen. What a joy to see your photos today. I actually have a very similar picture of the Grand Teton mountains as my screensaver at the moment! Even with this horrid virus, my daughter and I are still planning my next visit (hopefully 2022 or 2023), with a road trip to Yellowstone on the must-do list :)
    Stay safe and keep enjoying life, Mxx

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    1. Hello M,
      Your road trip sounds wonderful, a visit to Yellowstone would be great. Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  25. I'm glad you shared this post for us that have not seen it before. Ever since childhood we've been traveling to Yellowstone & Grand Tetons...
    up until it got way too commercialized. I don't care for it much these days (just not as primitive and pristine as the olden days)

    Great photos Eileen.

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    1. Thanks Anni! I heard overall we are loving our national parks to death. The crowds of people can be a negative..The scenery is beautiful! Thank you, enjoy your day!

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  26. What wonderful places to visit. So much beauty and wildlife. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

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    1. Thank you Bill! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jenn! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  28. Hello Eileen,
    I certainly enjoyed your photos.
    I understand that not seeing you is also difficult, but our health is important.
    Sorry also for my late responses.
    the last few weeks, because of the heat (which was there for a short time) and the extra work that went through the corona, I haven't had the energy to crawl behind the PC. Now a small revival because next week I will be without a PC again!
    Stay safe and enjoy the weekend.
    Greetings, Helma

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      Thank you for the comment! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  29. Beautiful, natural, wide open spacers, safe back then. I miss our photo trips too, we can travel now, but after Hugh's fall he isn't driving far at the moment. It's so good to have those memories in photos.

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    1. Thank you Jean! Sending healing prayers for Hugh! Take care! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  30. These are fabulous! Every place you go becomes part of you so you must be beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  31. Wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing them with us. The shot of the Tetons takes my breath away! I remember doing a float trip down the Snake years ago. My daughter was very young and fell asleep almost instantly after we started floating down the river!

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    1. Thank you Jim! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Carol! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  34. Such beautiful parks around the country. I've been to quite a few of them too. Your photos are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Karen! We do have many beautiful national parks. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Penny! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  36. Awesome photo on Oxbow Bend with the mountain reflected in the water.

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    1. Thank you Red! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  37. Two of my favorite parks. Fantastic sights at both. You got some great photos. My sister is a seasonal ranger at Yellowstone again this year.

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    1. Thank you! Your sister is in a great place for the season. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  38. Lovely photos, it looks like ana amazing place!

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    1. Thank you Juliet! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  39. Das sind wieder herrliche Einrücke von unserer schönen Natur und der Vogelwelt !
    Auch wir in Deutschland achten auf Masken und Abstand.
    Ich hoffe, dass alle Menschen so vernünftig sind und dass wir einmal den Virus besiegen werden !
    Alles Liebe und danke dir für deine lieben Kommentare immer bei mir
    Jutta

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    1. Thank you Jutta! Take care and stay safe! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  40. I am soooo homesick for the Rocky Mountain West and knowing I won't be going homme this summer makes your photos so very prescious! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Take care! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  41. Gorgeous skies as well as scenery! Love the reflection!

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    1. Thank you Brian! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  42. A terrific series of shots. I really like the spring in Yellowstone.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  44. Great sky shots ~ and love the Mama and baby deer ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  45. Spectacular place and shots... Happy weekend my friend

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    1. Thank you Ana! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  46. Awesome photographs. Glad you can tuck those memories into your heart space and call them up whenever you want to remember them. Enjoy the weekend. Stay safe.

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  47. Your shots are beautiful. I've been to many national parks in the western U.S. and Yellowstone is my favorite. We were there in 2014 and I've wanted to go back ever since.Thank you for visiting Sequim Daily Photo!

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  48. wonderful wild life...love to see wild bison and moose photos.

    Have a great day

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  49. Excellent and beautiful shots, Eileen. What a magnificent country we live in. Thanks for sharing
    MB

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  50. I like your throwbacks - what fabulous and majestic country you saw! Happy weekend -- "see" you tomorrow!

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  51. Hello Eileen. It was wonderful to see your photos from these trips that you enjoyed. I hope to get to the Grand Tetons before too long. We enjoyed Yellowstone in 2016. Hope all is well in your corner.

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  52. Great photos! Love all the wildlife!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  53. gorgeous images. you really have exceptional national park. I would love to visit Yellowstone. helas...

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