Travel tip #53…It’s for the Birds

They were snowbirds before humans took over the term. They head south when the weather gets cold and don’t turn back until the frozen tundra has thawed. Who can blame them? A friend mentioned it in passing…”You oughta go see the cranes,” she said. “Cranes?” “Sandhill cranes. They migrate through this time of year and…

Out of the blue

Long before the sunrise photographers arrive, the world is beautiful. The details are subdued, the air is still, and I like to imagine how the light will fall on the landscape and reveal the scene. For me, it’s a time of wonder and anticipation, especially when the place is new to me. At the end…

Wild thing

Sing with me… “Oh give me a home,where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play.” And the mountain goats. And the wild burro. And the elk. Good grief, there is a lot of wildlife in Custer State Park! We made three trips through Wildlife Loop Road, an 18-mile paved route through classic…