Sunday, August 8, 2010

Beula Lake - What a treat until....

Beula Lake, just a two and a half mile hike from Grassy Lake on the Yellowstone Park border, is a beautiful lake visited by many different animals and birds.

Saturday as I topped the ridge above the aqua colored lake, I was stopped short as I heard loons on the lake being answered by two spike bull elk trying to answer the loons.  It sounded like a bunch of fourth grade students on the first day of band class.

As I got the the edge of the lake, I was greeted by a rain shower creating a faint rainbow in the west.


The fishing was super in the early going, and you can read that report on my other blog, http://billschiessfishing.blogspot.com/.  Soon one of the loons decided to visit me to see if it could help me.


It spooked the fish for a few minutes and I was unsuccessful, but they soon started hitting again.  After enjoying my solitude, a group of friends arrived just as two troops of Boy Scouts also showed up.  Dogs brought were turned loose to run around and it was time for me to leave.  It was time for more hiking and taking pictures of flowers.

Here are a few of the flowers I saw and got pictures of.  Can you name them?








Just another wild day for an old, bald man from Idaho.

24 comments:

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

This old, bald man sure has a good eye though!! Great photos ....

Jo said...

I learn something every day. I never realised that loons were a type of duck/goose. What a beautiful image of the loon. And the flowers are magnificent. I cannot even think of anything close by in my home country South Africa. Have a wonderful day. Jo (North Africa)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Let me see, two red flowers and three yellow flowers.

Gaelyn said...

Love the loon shot. Can't imagine them matting with an elk. ;)

Jann E. said...

Lovely rainbow shot Bill, and I love the great loon shot; I've yet to see one but some day. As to the flowers...I have no idea with the two pinks, but I know #2 the yellow pond lily and #5 butter-and-eggs. #4 looks like showy rattlebox in my field guide.

Oz Girl said...

Gorgeous photos, all... but my fav is the first one. Makes me feel like I'm back in Yellowstone. So beautiful and peaceful. Well, until the boy scouts and the dogs got there, lol.

Stay safe... looks like those two escaped inmates might be in your neck of the woods. Horrible people, those two.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You still take fabulous pictures though Bill and that's all anybody cares about ;>)!

I don't know the wildflowers but I love looking at them. This is the perfect time for them there! Beautiful.

Shirleyanne said...

Some wonderful photos, a beautiful lake surrounded with such lovely flowers, you're really captured them well Bill!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Your description of the sound of your day at the lake, was fun to hear and I can only imagine. Your posies are delicious as is the beautiful lake view image with the rainbow~ Marvelous~

The Early Birder said...

Nice shots Bill, particularly the Loon coming to look you over. Trust you're wearing something to protect the brain from the sunshine..lol.

EcoRover said...

Great loon pic--they seem rare in my corner of Montana, but have many fond memories of looney dawns on a little New Hampshire lake...

Julie G. said...

Lovely images ... all of them! Thank you for taking us along on your adventure. Your blog is a joy to view!

Janie said...

Funny that the elk were trying to answer the loons!
The rainbow shot is beautiful, and the flowers are great, too. I recognize the pond lily flower and the golden pea.

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