Yellowstone: As the winter of 2013-14 just hangs on, refusing to quit, thoughts wander towards summer and westward to Yellowstone National Park where Ed spent a week during August 2012. He and his buddies explored and fished the noted rivers of YNP including: the Gallatin, Gardner, Lamar, Slough Creek, Soda Butte, and Yellowstone. While in Yellowstone they stayed at the Roosevelt Lodge Cabins near Tower Falls close to a campsite once used by President Theodore Roosevelt. Every morning they would rise at first light and wander down to the rocking chairs on the front porch to sip coffee, watching the sun rise.
The landscape below was done from a photo of a morning sunrise seen from the front porch of Roosevelt Lodge, and given to Bill Nicol whom Ed shared his YNP cabin. Bill's reflections about those early morns from the front porch follow: "You would think my fondest memory of Yellowstone would be one on the stream, but it’s those mellow mornings full of promise, but also wonder, for what we would see that day."