Posts from the “yellowstone” Category

Yellowstone: 151 Years Old

Posted on March 1, 2023

Today marks the 151st anniversary of Yellowstone National Park becoming a national park. It was the first & is one of the most spectacular places (in my opinion). My opinion is, of course, very biased as I spent four summers in the early 80s during my college years working there (quick math tells me it was 39 years ago now . . !). Living in a place is significant and especially when it is one of the first places you live after leaving home. So today I had on my one of my monitors the livestream from the Old Faithful area webcam, as seen in the image below. I’ve also been reading and we’ve had some snow that has been beautiful to watch as…

Re-waxing ballcaps

Posted on February 15, 2023

Tom brought an extra tin of wax to me so I could wax up my canvas caps correctly. The cap on the left is from his & Lesli’s old company, “Archival Clothing,” and this particular hat is one I keep with me at work for heading out across campus on rainy days. I tossed in two of my older “Yellowstone” hats that I picked up in the early 2000s back in the park that I wear still.

Visting Yellowstone National Park – Reflections

Posted on August 6, 2016

Thoughts on visting Yellowstone National Park: 1. It is still as beautiful and as magical as I remember it. 2. It is being, as my friend Kelly says, “loved-to-death,” which is true. 3. Everyone has a camera now and everyone has unlimited numbers of photos to take. This makes walking boardwalks and looking at thermal features feel overcrowded and at times frustrating. When I worked there in the early ’80s, photographers were there, but there were fewer of them and they only had 36 shots per roll, so each photo was taken with care (at least I want to think so). That said and aside, having a camera and taking photos is a good thing. Having and sharing photos of places that are meaningful…