Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Color

…standing on the shore in Apgar Village, Lake MacDonald in Glacier National Park…


…view from our hotel in Vancouver, BC…


…as seen through Montana’s crystal clear water…


…driving near Helena, MT…

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Views from a Classroom

Views from a Classroom

Literally – this is the view from my classroom window. This may seem like redundant posting, but I like to mark the seasonal progression.

I am careful where I take the picture, though–there has been a splattering of bird poop on my window since the beginning of the year. I could complain about it, but it seems ridiculous to ask the custodians to make time for my one window. They will get to it.

Gorgeous. Makes me happy–and it is Friday. Happy weekend, everyone!

The mountain on the left is called Teakettle, and the one on the right is Columbia. The canyon though the pair of them leads to Glacier National Park.  I get to see them every day. Lucky me!

Jen’s Ode to GNP

My friend, neighbor and colleague wrote this beautiful explanation of why people move here and why they never leave. This is our backyard…enjoy!


Between my junior and senior year of college, I had the best job ever. I worked as a waitress at Granite Park Chalet, located deep in the heart of Glacier National Park. You can only access the Chalet by hiking a steep four mile trail, called the Loop, or a 7.8 mile trail, called the Highline, which is accessible from Logan Pass. Logan Pass is only accessible approximately three months out of the whole year; during the rest of the year, it is buried in snow.

Twenty years ago when I worked at the chalet, ten women were hired to work there. We all hiked up a week before the chalet opened, in June, through many feet of snow. It had been a big winter, so the pack train of mules could not initially deliver our food. They had to airlift our supplies by helicopter in those…

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