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January 19, 2013

Originally posted on Yellowstone in Winter:

Today we experienced the tracks of Yellowstone. Our first inclination was to ask,”who made them?” While there were many physical signs, we wanted to focus on what tracks this experience will leave on us. Seeing the beauty of Yellowstone made us stop and think about how we get used to the day to day routines and miss the teachable moments that nature reveals to us. Here are some of our teachable moments of the day…

The water:

When you think of water, you think of movement. You think of it moving and falling over rocks following a path. But when it encounters the cold of winter, it is forced to adapt. The falls were surrounded by masses of ice and the open waters were hidden by snow and ice.

Upper Falls of theYellowstone

Upper Falls of theYellowstone

The bison:

Historically, the bison roamed freely, but were slaughtered in large numbers almost to extinction, forever…

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