March is almost over and hopefully April brings a lot of fresh and bright color into our lives. Cherry blossoms are about to bloom on the East coast, all the flowers are coming out in my backyard, with yellow daffodils already on the down, I planted about thousand of them in my backyard over the years, pretty sight, have to say. We are planning on taking a quick trip to New Mexico for a spring break, this will be state #31 shown on this blog… I’m hoping to get all 50 of them in the next 2-3 years. Everything in the middle is not easy to get to…
Today we are going back (via this photo) to Montana and look as some white asses of the mountain goats. We saw a few of them, fairly close encounters, which is cool when you see them a few feet away, without humongous binoculars. Of course they are not the type that would just hang out with you, they like a little bit of privacy and got of the road into those rocky cliffs, where they blended quite nicely. You might remember this post with the same bunch, check it out.
Do you think they put that sign to indicate the road condition or something else?
In this case it very well could be indicating the whole situation on this specific block. The entire area have seen better times and when we were there if didn’t show any sign of business activity. The big Mill in the back was closed and will either be demolished or potentially converted into something else. It is sad to see places falling apart and and no longer functioning, but at the same time it provides some good opportunities for photography and whatever else happens around it. Cycle of life.
This summer we stayed couple nights at the Lost Trail Hot Springs resort in Sula Montana. On one of the evenings we went down to the meadow, trying to escape the heat in the cabin (it was about 90F in Montana during that time), and check out little pond and small creek. The sun was rapidly setting behind the mountains, making some really nice light effects on the meadows grass and flowers.
Later on before it got dark we saw some local deer grazing in this field and drinking water from the pond. It was a good day!
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Google Glass for Travel Bloggers?
Google is trying to position their upcoming eyewear gadget as something fashionable and for everyday and everyone use. They even going to show it in Vogue September edition on super models. I’ve been thinking about it and trying to figure out if it is something I can use in my life. As of right now the only potential use that I can see with this gadget is when I’m traveling and shooting photos – I can potentially use it to shoot some videos of where I am and what I’m doing. Of course it remains to be seen on the quality of the video, that tiny little camera will hardly produce a good quality videos, especially in potentially harsh lightning conditions. Even then I have reservations about it. While I might shoot the videos with it or some low quality photos, I might not ever use it. See, last year I bought GoPro Hero3 camera, it is small and easy to use, so I shoot a lot of little time lapses and videos with it – but I have yet to make anything out off all that shooting, I just don’t have time to do it. So if I had a Google Glass, I fear it would end up in the same bucket, I might record with it, but never end up doing anything with it. So why bother? I truly do not see myself using it for search or directions or any other nonsense stuff they want it to be used. Got other great tools with much better surface to do it.
Would you find a practical use with it? Would you care that you’d look somewhat like a dork with both of your eyes looking up in the sky when you try to look with your right eye?
I don’t think I should provide you with any clues, as it is already there. Easy one this week. Where is it?
I’ll update the post with correct location and mention anyone who got it right. Happy hunting!
Sunday update: Yep, it was an easy one. Just put “Stockyard Café” in your favorite search program and it will show that it is indeed in Bozeman Montana. Thanks for stopping by guys!
We were really excited to see a wild goat crossing the road and pulled off to see if he would hang around. He didn’t, he went on down the slope to the river and disappeared in the thick brush. But when I looked to the other side up the mountain I saw something even better. A lot of goats and most of them are a few months old, hanging out there on the rocky cliff and checking me out. If I didn’t stop and didn’t pay close attention I would probably never notice them up there, they blend in so well. I hope they have long and productive lives in Montana mountains.
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