Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Surrounded by bison

I'm still on the road, but lately we've been sharing it with bison! In our road trip from Washington through Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and back through South Dakota and Wyoming, we've had some big bison sightings from the car and on foot.

The first one, top, was a lone bull that wandered up near our car in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. It looked old, tired and hot ... and huge.

Next, we were in a line of cars at Custer State Park, South Dakota, that was surrounded by a herd of bison that seemed to think our cars were part of the herd. 

And today, no sooner had we pulled into the visitor's center at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming than we saw this big bison grazing near the restroom sign. A ranger was in the parking lot making sure no one got too close.

As we were leaving Yellowstone, we spotted this grizzly bear in the field beside the road. I was really glad to be in the car and not on foot for that one. We'll be back tomorrow to hike in Yellowstone, but the only wildlife I hope to see up close are birds.

Have a colorful day


Living to work - working to live said...

Oh wow. That's one road trip I'd really like to do.

They look incredible animals. And you're right. Mahoosive!!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Beautiful! Enjoy, and stay safe!

The Idaho Beauty said...

What a fabulous trip you are having!