Tag Archives: Melanie

Hiking at Grassi Lakes near Canmore

The forecast was for rain all day at home, so we checked the weather in the mountains and found out that it was going to be somewhat nicer even as close as Canmore, so we all piled into the van and headed out. We went to Canmore and did the Grassi Lakes hike, which is very easy. It was beautiful and it was a great start to our summer hiking season!

Camping at Glacier National Park

We took a family vacation to Glacier National Park in Montana last weekend. The park is incredibly beautiful and we had some really stunning views and some nice hikes. It's a really windy place though and we would have enjoyed a little bit nicer weather. The kids had great fun and it was really nice to get away!I had lots of fun doing some landscape and nature photography. It's been a long time since I've taken the time to do it and it felt really good. I was actually pretty rusty though … Continue Reading ››

Yellowstone Vacation — In the Woods

On our last morning in Yellowstone I finally got around to making some images in the woods near our campsite. There was a fallen tree right beside our campsite and the kids were constantly wanting to play on it. It seemed like the perfect place to make a family portrait. One of my favorite things to see in the park was the wide open space between the trees in the forests and the short, bright green grass growing between. Sadly my pictures really don't do it justice, so you'll have to take my word for how beautiful it was.After taking this picture we finished packing up … Continue Reading ››

Yellowstone Vacation — Junior Ranger

This post is not as long as the other ones about our trip to Yellowstone, but it is longer than most. Feel free to jump straight to the bottom to see the photos. But don’t forget to come back later to read the story!On our third full day in Yellowstone we again decided to get up early and hit the highway instead of cooking breakfast. We went back to the gas station to buy breakfast and then headed back down the road to Hayden Valley. The scenic landscape in the valley had been so beautiful the day before, and it was so exciting to see the … Continue Reading ››