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June 13, 2013



Great photos, Great poem. Yellowstone is an amazing place to visit.


Yes, it is important to spend time in nature and appreciate its fullness / beauty.

However, you can only do so if your mind is calm and serene - else one is still thinking of work issues / my future or what some said 1 year back!

If your mind is calm, then you can even appreciate nature every day (don't have to go to Yellowstone for that, don't get me wrong - that place is really awesome) - watch the beautiful colors of sunset when driving back from work, the garden in your backyard changing every SINGLE day, the beautiful trees in your own campus, the chirping of birds, you get the rest.. :)

In fact you add beauty to your surroundings when your mind is calm and "present"!

Malay Man

This reminds me of one of my favorite song … “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Amstrong


Beautiful pictures, beautiful poem.

You saw a lot of animals. I only saw a moose when I visited almost 30 yrs ago.

California Guy

Beautiful views! I can imagine the smell of cool clean fresh air. I must add Yellowstone to my "bucket list".


Happy Fathers day Anand and to all the wonderful fathers out there!

Mark Dennen

Been there many times, just love the place and it was so good to see all the photos of the wildlife. Thank you so much.


Nature has an uncanny ability to soothe our minds


You might enjoy this!

Four minutes well spent...

Video by Scott McKinley Productions,
Produced for Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for Ad campaign. Licensed music by Kenny G..
This short video won Grand Prize - Best of Show at International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula Montana!
The majority was shot on location in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and The National Elk Refuge
in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


I love your words in reflection. I realized it in my recent motorcycle ride to Bhutan. Amazing. Started taking photos at the beginning of the ride, but as we crossed thimpu and started moving interior and crossing passes and mountain ranges and riding thru the clouds at 16000+ feet, just forgot the photos. Every single moment is etched in my mind. Thank you for this excellent poem :)


Here is the youtube link to video mentioned by KW. Excellent Just Excellent


The arch was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt (as many know). But there are interesting stories surrounding this landmark. The quote is not actually from TR himself, nor was he responsible for original establishment of the park. More than a hundred years old, the arch is of a different time, a different zeitgeist. The old photos are as memorable as Anand's pics above.

I first heard about the arch when wolves were reintroduced to the park some 20years ago. I have yet to see the arch in person, though. :-)

'To lie by day in thy green shade,
And in thy hollow rest at night;
And through the open doorway see
The stars turn over leaves of light.'
-excerpt from "The Old Oak Tree", by William Henry Davies (same poet quoted by Anand).


Lovely pictures. We visted Yellowstone a few years ago- with my 2 sons. It was a great holiday. It was one of the most relaxing trips inspite of several hours of walking and hiking, and a wild moment when the boys got too close to a small bear digging at ants in a log.The Park with its diverse topology and wildlife- had us standing and marvelling at- "Gods's grace". Thanks for reminding me of this holiday. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to stand and stare.

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