New Growth

We are on the second week of our visit to our daughter’s family in Yellowstone National Park. A few days ago, we took our traditional drive through the park with our son-in-law as tour guide.  This time we drove up to Dunraven Pass, where we enjoyed beautiful views of the spring meadows and hills, the snow capped mountains, and, of course, bison and elk.

As we got higher and higher, part of the burn area from the 1988 fire was clearly visible ahead. But as we drew closer, we could see the small green trees that have grown up between the skeletal burned pines, as the forest renews itself.




A small dried weed from last summer poked its way up through the snow.


All photos are textured with Kim Klassen’s canvasback and 2110.

Linking up with Texture Tuesday.


6 responses

  1. Love the little weed, good find.

    May 27, 2014 at 6:40 am

  2. Beautiful photos… it’s amazing how the new growth starts all over again. Enjoy your trip!!

    May 27, 2014 at 9:04 am

  3. Wonderful images, love the dried weed in the snow!

    May 27, 2014 at 9:08 am

  4. It is wonderful that forests can renew themselves after a fire and given time. As you probably know, we have fires going on here in AZ right now, one of which has taken out my favorite fall hiking place which makes me so sad. But seeing these photos and knowing that it will all come back in time helps. And that snow looks so refreshing! We’re expecting 108 today so thanks for that!

    May 27, 2014 at 11:45 am

    • Melinda

      We’ve followed the Oak Creek Canyon fire from afar. So glad we saw it before- it will take a long time to come back. Not sure what else has burned. Stay cool!

      May 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

  5. Great photos. Love the vertical structure created by all the trees.

    May 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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