This is Sinopah Mountain, one of the mountains in Glacier National Park. I took this picture from Two Medicine Campground, where my friends (and my friends parents) camped at the end of the chaotic 2009 Western Vacation Expedition.
Recently, Dani, the daughter of My Friends the Olsons™ had her 7th birthday party (which was held on Halloween). With 20 kids running around, I mostly duck and covered. I did emerge long enough to take a few pictures, including this one of the bouncy castle rented for the occasion. I chose this picture so that the pictures of the kids were indistinct , and I like how the shadow of the tree rakes across the structure, too.
The Giants uncharacteristically steamrolled an opponent following their bye week. The Boys in Blue usually play flat or worse following the bye, but not this time. All of the facets of the team functioned on all cylinders.
The Giants are being touted as one of the best teams in the NFC. How long that will last, I don’t know. On the other hand, the Olson Household is happy because we had the rule of three–blowouts. Scott’s Packers (to my delight) devastated Dallas 45-7, and Felicia’s Saints “only” won by 34-3 over the Panthers.
Next up for the Giants is the shellacked and shellshocked Cowboys. Can they do better than the Packers did this week? We shall see.
In other news, the Jets nearly lost to the Lions (chortle). A 3 point OT win over the Lions does not impress…
To fit my mood today, here is a fog and mist shrouded view of the Teton mountains, with Jenny lake in the foreground. This picture was taken in Grand Teton National Park during the rain filled vacation west in June 2009.
I’ve featured a different version of this picture before. This one shows things from a slightly different angle and from a wider perspective. The picture is in the North Dakota Badlands (Teddy Roosevelt National Park) and I took this picture in the early morning.
Dani and I had woken up early and she had begged to come with me to do some photography. Together, we encountered the beautiful horse amongst the surprisingly green and lush scenery.
We all need a relief from politics, and today’s picture for you tries to do that. Likely you have seen her before, this is Leliana, the Siberian kitten of My Friends The Olsons™. She has grown substantially in the last few weeks!
Today’s picture to start the week sends us west to the Badlands of South Dakota, and this view of a motorcyclist happily driving along one of the gravel roads in Badlands National Park. I picked this picture for the contrast between the small motorcycle and the “big sky” of the sky and prairie.
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