This topic makes me sad, but only because almost every photo I take is something that makes me feel wonderful and although that means I have lots of choices, it means I have too many choices, enough to almost put me in shutdown mode. So I decided to start with my happy place and see where that led. And where it led was to stay right there because what’s not wonderful about a place where you can look one way and see this…

…or look the other way and see this?

Or you might look out the window and see…

…or be walking along a trail and spot one of these showoffs.

And of course in the middle of June, you might look back from a 115F day to relish the thought of seeing a moose in falling snow, also in the middle of June. Very cool! 🙂

  1. Amy says:

    Hi Janet, Yes, you introduce us your wonderful world almost daily. I have enjoyed very much. I love this series, the layers of mountains are spectacular, and the little blue flowers and creatures made me smile. The last image is really cool! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Oh Janet, that looks so refreshing right now!! Beautiful!

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    It’s beautiful places and beautiful creatures like these that makes me grateful for being alive!

  4. Marsha says:

    You really do live in a wonderful world, Janet! Those are views you would never get tired of and that most people would never get to see out their windows. Gorgeous. 🙂

  5. Sue says:

    Your world is indeed wonderful, Janet!

  6. Gorgeous shots of one of our more beautiful parts of the country.

  7. Teresa says:

    I love how you captured that deer through a window!

    • That little fawn got quite close and thankfully I had my camera at hand because the phone would have only focused on the screen. 🙂

      • Teresa says:

        Good job. That’s why we should always have our cameras with us… though at times it gets annoying to bring! Have a great week Janet!

      • Well, I was inside so it was more a matter of getting the camera without the deer seeing movement and bounding away. 🙂 Up there, I take my camera even when I’m sitting out on the porch as I never know what I might see that looks photo-worthy. You have a wonderful week as well, Teresa.

  8. Prior... says:

    Hi Janet – at first I was not sure if this was going to be a sad post – but then I saw your little twist of ideas and you really do have wonderful delight to enjoy
    the photos had a nice “fresh from the habitat” vibe and the moose in the snow shot was my fav – it had a natural border and liked it off to the distance and imagined the quietness there – with the midl snowfall and maybe also the way you led us through each photo it was a nice send off 🙂

    • A blessed Sunday morning to you, Yvette. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. The only sad thing for me is that I can’t be there all the time but you really can’t be there in winter unless you go up on a snowmobile, at least most winters. Besides, the water and electricity are turned off at the end of the summer, so unless you have a wood-burning stove and an outhouse, best stay home. 🙂

  9. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful views. I love the deer shot too.

  10. Wind Kisses says:

    I love the way you started this. I felt the same way. It was almost overwhelming, and yet it always comes together, doesn’t it? I loved looking out at the mountain and can appreciate “looking the other way. It is indeed a wonderful world.

    • I’m happy you enjoyed a few glimpses of my favorite place, Donna. It pays to look around and to look down as well as out and up. You never know what you might see. Two years ago when we were there, the mountain side of the road was gorgeous with the snow on top of the peaks and the opposite side was equally amazing with all the wildflowers. On one drive, after we’d been going (and stopping all the time for photos) for some time, I had to quit and go back to the cabin, as I was completely overwhelmed by all the beauty. Sounds strange but it was true.

      • Wind Kisses says:

        When we lived in Yellowstone, I would drive out to the fields just below Mt. Washburn. They were a patchwork quilt during the bloom. The mountains in the background always took my breath away. I do get it. Nature is a wonderful thing.

  11. It is so pretty! I wouldn’t want to leave either.

  12. Resa says:

    That turkey rocks! What a beauty. Thanks, Janet! I love the deer, but I have a massive soft spot for turkeys.