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Just a couple b&w of a tree when I was out walking the dog. What caught my attention was the smoothness of the tree trunk and how the sun light lit up one side of the tree leaving a nice dark shadow on the other. Taken with my HTC

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Tuesday Photos, Oct. 23 2012

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****All photos are copyright of Charles Vandergriff. No use or manipulation of any kind without the express written consent of owner.****

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****All photos are copyright of Charles Vandergriff. No use or manipulation of any kind without the express written consent of owner.****

This is a email newsletter I received from the “National Wolfwatcher Coalition” today. I would like to be able to go, but will not be able to, so hopefully next year I can make it. Please attend this event if you can and please share this with others so that all can be educated and have a chance to view these magnificent creatures.
Also if you are able to attend, please post any photos that you may have so that we all can see.
Till next time…..
CJ
Yellowstone National Park is home to the largest concentration of large and small mammals in the lower 48 states.  The National Wolfwatcher Coalition will be traveling to Yellowstone National Park from Oct. 23rd-Oct. 28th along with our advisers, supporters and friends to participate in a week of wolf watching throughout the park’s northern range and learning about the critical role it plays in nature from some experts.

“Project Yellowstone” involves teaming with National Park Service rangers, Park biologists and fellow wolfwatchers as we hike in the Yellowstone back-country to observe, photograph and educate others about wild wolves and other wildlife in their natural habitat. These activities reinforce our core values of sharing our passion for the outdoors by promoting responsible stewardship of our wild lands and wildlife via sustainable recreation practices.

  

In addition to active wolf watching in the field and trail-side talks that excite, engage, and educate participants about the importance of wolf conservation, some evenings have been reserved for presentations by  guest speakers who will engage us in animated and exciting discussion about wolves and the present challenges that affect their continued recovery in the wild.

n addition to active wolf watching in the field and trail-side talks that excite, engage, and educate participants about the importance of wolf conservation, some evenings have been reserved for presentations by  guest speakers who will engage us in animated and exciting discussion about wolves and the present challenges that affect their continued recovery in the wild.

Mr. John Morgan and Alyssa Grayson

Thanks to a rather generous donation from Mr. John Morgan, owner of RIPAC and life-long humanitarian, Wolfwatcher’s first Junior Adviser, Alyssa Grayson, and her mom, Cheri, will be traveling with us for their first trip to Yellowstone to see wild wolves!

The activities promoted in this project will provide healthy and vigorous outdoor experiences that attract participants and motivate appreciation for our national parks, wild lands and wildlife. Thus it is our expectation that this pioneering event will become an annual project to help to help provide participants with outdoor skills that they will enjoy for a lifetime and inspire their interest in the outdoors in a manner that motivates their support for America’s public lands, wolves and other wildlife as well as Wolfwatcher’s growing community.

Yellowstone’s “Butter” of the Lamar Canyon Pack 

We will sharing regular updates about our experiences throughout our “Project Yellowstone” with the hope that you will consider joining us next year!   Howls….

Stay tuned… “

Blue Sky

Well its been awhile since I posted a photo. So while I took the dogs out this afternoon, I took my camera phone with me and snapped a photo of the deep blue California sky and the days last sun rays shining on a tree.

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Autumn

Oh how I yearn to see the Autum colors in the mountains of the Virginias, the Carolinas and Tennessee.
  How I wish I could feel the crisp cool mountain air on my face as the beauty of Mother Nature and the Lord Almighty created surrounds me.
I am wrecked with emotions as I reach out to feel the air of Fall and to see the glorious beauty of this time of year, and nothing is there
I am filled with envy of those who can see and feel this time of year, and can retreat inside and sit by the fireplace and feel the warmth
To be able to have a slice of warm apple pie and a tall mug of apple cider to sip as stories are told by young and old alike
May one day I will too enjoy the happiness that felt and shared by everyone during Autumn.
May I too be able to sit in my rocking chair with my wife by myside, rocking our remaining days away enjoying Gods gift of beauty.
May God bless everyone with peace and tranquility on this mid September evening.

By: Charles H. Vandergriff IV

Thought I’d take a few pics with my cameraphone while I was out walking the dog. Enjoy.

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