Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES

Silver Lake looks like this right now.

It looks like this in July.

In July it's a home for many waterfowl and a favorite fishing place for pelicans.

It is surrounded by lush meadows...

...full of wild flowers.

Large animals such as moose, deer and bear live there in spite of many human visitors.

In the winter the animals leave their tracks in the billowing snow.

Ducks, geese and swans feed along the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.

Visitors can cross-country ski in the winter; or hike or ride horses in the summer along the trails.

The Railroad Ranch, part of Harriman State park--once a cattle ranch and retreat for the wealthy.
 The property was gifted to the state of Idaho by the Harriman family in 1977. 

4 comments:

Jill said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in Leenie.
Very best wishes for Christmas and thank for the peep into Idaho.

Linda Sue said...

Silver Lake in July- yes! Pretty also yesterday BUT not conducive to lying beside the lake thinking and dreaming in the warm sunshine...Really gorgeous shots, Leenie! I want your camera....

Pam said...

Beautiful!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful place-and name!