Hop Plant and Ripening Flowers
The hop vine, I have found, is fairly difficult to get established and sprout. When it does (as seen here in attempt number 4) it grows quickly during the heat of summer. Currently, the main shoot of the vine is roughly 18 feet tall, with a second main branch another 6 feet - amazing considering the hop dies back to nothing every winter. The cone shaped flowers grow on the top third of the vine,...
Completion of the Teton Valley Railroad - 1913
By 1913, the Union Pacific railroad had completed a line from Aston, Idaho to Victor, five years after offering the first “Yellowstone Special” on June 11. 1908. The rail dead-ended in Victor, and steam trains were turned around there on a wye (a triangle shaped junction that allowed a trail to back up and turn around.) Passengers heading to Jackson, Wyoming then took a carriage, or...
A Man Standing Near Lake Yellowstone
This picture was taken near Fishing Cone, in the West Thumb Geyser Basin near Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park. This area is unique in that geysers and hotspots are on and in the lake. A story from the 1870 Washburn Expedition tells of a man trout fishing near one particular cone in the water, and the fish got off the line, flipped into the thermal vent, and boiled itself. No work...
For Ann, Who Pointed Out The Scene
A Canadian Goose in Washington’s Court, or Mr. Canada Goose [sic] to Washington We’ve got the guns but they’ve got the numbers. p.s. In late December, 1775, George Washington sent Major General Benedict Arnold (who would famously switch sides to the British - Traitor!) and Brigadier Richard Montgomery (who has just switched sides to the colonists - Hero!) to invade...