Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Foggy day in Old Faithful town


I walked to breakfast this morning and this song kept popping into my head.  Well, the Ella Fitzgerald / Louis Armstrong version of "A Foggy Day" which is a favorite of mine.  Granted, they were singing about London, but you get the gist.

Some bison and a young black bear have been wandering around the dorms and the employee pathways these days so a walk in the fog is done with trepidation.  About six weeks ago, many of us spotted a badger digging up hibernating ground squirrels right next to the sidewalk.  Also, a grizzly bear was harassed out of the geyser basin in front of the lodges with rubber bullets two days ago.  So...there is some heightened awareness to the wildlife in the park these days.  It's always on my mind - one has to be cautious in a place like Yellowstone.  That being written, I still talk to the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks pretty much every day.  They're quite a bit less scary even though ravens have poked several holes in my bike seat this summer.  So smart and so beautiful but often so mischievous!   


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