Yellowstone Birds

Regular readers of this blog you knew that it had to be coming and today it has arrived, the birds of Yellowstone.  Take solace in the fact that after this trip I have hit you with them all in one fell swoop, so to speak, rather than drawing it out over a week or so.  Some of the birds are pictured quite close, but most of them are at a fair distance.  Anyway, enjoy!

I’m still giddy over my Fresh Press nomination on Tuesday morning, especially so since this is the second such nomination this year.  I the space of 24-hours I got 2800 hits and over sixty comments.  I especially pleased with the comments because unlike the first time these comments often say more than just nice pictures.  I especially liked the comment that described herding buffalo using a large tractor or maybe even a bulldozer.

I’ve done the math on what are the odds of anyone person’s blog being picked in a year as a Fresh Pressed and have calculated that the odds are one in a hundred (278K blogs / 12 Fresh Pressed blogs / 5 days per week / 50 weeks).  One in a hundred is not all that steep of odds, but if you calculate the combination of a given Fresh Pressed blog being selected again then the odds climb to one in ten-thousand.  Maybe there is more than luck involved in our selection.  Could it be quality?  As you can probably tell, I am well full of myself.  I promise to get over it soon, just maybe not soon enough.

Although Anne and I are back in Saint Louis for a while that doesn’t mean that the rest of the family is stationary.  On Friday, Dave flies from Rochester to Washington DC.  This is an interview trip.  He is interviewing for a year long internship at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD.  He plans on entering graduate school in the fall of 2011.  He is expected to make a presentation on Friday, so I guess that he will have to sing for his supper.

Dan, number one son, is also getting ready to hit the road.  He is busily packing up all his cares and woes for his planned launch westward at the end of next week.  I’ve been scouring all the copier stations for empty paper boxes.  Not this weekend, but nest weekend, Dan and Annie and Dan and Annie’s moms will saddle up the wagon train and start heading west.  Go west young man and woman!  But don’t forget to bring your mothers.  😉

3 thoughts on “Yellowstone Birds

  1. Well, forgive my ignorance, but I don’t know what a Fresh Press award is?
    But Congratulations!! And two in a short span – even better. I figure we’ll see you in the magazine (clay coated paper variety) soon!

    Best to you, Anne and the boys (er, make that young men).

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