Happy Thanksgiving from Lyons, Colorado

. . . and "Happy Thanksgiving" TO Lyons.  Thanks to all of the volunteers, the National Guard and the Army, public services, and everyone who helped Lyons get back on its feet after the flooding in September.

There is still a lot of work to be done, and many people are still affected by the damage done.  But things are getting better.

So - THANKS!

Lyons, Colorado.  Thanksgiving Day 2013.

Lyons, Colorado.  Thanksgiving Day 2013.

Massive rainbow over Lyons the morning of 25 Nov 2013.  Lasted only one minute, but it was a beauty.

Massive rainbow over Lyons the morning of 25 Nov 2013.  Lasted only one minute, but it was a beauty.

Grand Teton, Yellowstone, & Glacer National Parks

A few images from three of our greatest National Parks. 

From the Snake River overlook, site of Ansel Adams' iconic photo of the Grand Tetons.  The trees have grown up a bit since Mr. Adams shot this view.

From the Snake River overlook, site of Ansel Adams's iconic photo of the Grand Tetons.  The trees have grown up a bit since Mr. Adams shot this view in 1942.
 "The Tetons and the Snake River", Ansel Adams, 1942.

 "The Tetons and the Snake River", Ansel Adams, 1942.

A view of the Grand Teton range from a bit further out to the east - Togwotee Pass.

A view of the Grand Teton range from a bit further out to the east - Togwotee Pass.

And from up closer at Oxbow Bend near the top of Jackson Lake.

And from up closer at Oxbow Bend near the top of Jackson Lake.

String Lake at sunset.

String Lake at sunset.

Oxbow Bend at 5:00 AM.  Lots of stars . . .

Oxbow Bend at 5:00 AM.  Lots of stars . . .

Heading north from Jackson Hole into Yellowstone National Park: 

The headwaters area at the southern end of Yellowstone National Park.

The headwaters area at the southern end of Yellowstone National Park.

Rainbow at Kepler Cascades.

Rainbow at Kepler Cascades.

Old Faithful geyser.

Old Faithful geyser.

And, continuing further north to Glacier National Park: 

Along the shore of Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park.

Along the shore of Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park.

Lichens.

Lichens.

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Nymphalis antiopa , common name "Mourning Cloak".

Nymphalis antiopa, common name "Mourning Cloak".