A portrait of Kauai

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I am slow to post photos of our June family trip to Kauai. This is at the overlook at Waimea Canyon. The top photo by our daughter in law, Caitlin. The sun shone during the day and it rained some nights on the north shore, which is where we stayed at Princeville. The Canyon was completely clear this day and the overlook on top was like looking at a photo of heaven. I took this of the Kalalau Valley below. It is true to color and magic.


Home on the Elk Range

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It’s hard to imagine there is an entire herd of Elk at the National Bison Range. They share the hillsides, mountains and prairie land with the Bison, the coyote, the Pronghorn, the deer and all the other critters this wildlife preserve protects. In the spring, Matt and I have a spot where we watch the bunnies chasing each other around the lawn near the pond. And there are always turtles sunning themselves.

What a treat though to see this bull elk. That doesn’t happen too often and certainly not every visit do we see elk. This guy was all by himself grazing near  the road at sunset yesterday evening. The sun glinted off his antlers as he posed for me. Pretty soon, he grew tired of being stared at and meandered up the hill.