Sunsets in the Grand Teton National Park can be stunning, like this one over Colter Bay shot by Christina Adele Warburg. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior 12/16/14.
A winter trip to Yellowstone might be described in one word: steamy. For 21 miles, the Firehole River collects runoff from erupting geysers and boiling hot springs, creating a ribbon of mist and hoar frost as the water begins its journey to the Missouri and beyond. Photos by Neal Herbert. Posted on Instragram by the US Department of the Interior, 12/15/14.
Yellowstone National Park
How Wolves Change Rivers
North Twin Lake
The Animals Of Yellowstone
Uncle Tom’s Trail
With over 922,000 acres, Olympic National Park in Washington is a land of beauty and variety. A day’s exploration can take you from breathtaking mountain vistas with meadows of wildflowers to colorful ocean tide pools. This stunning photo was taken during sunrise at the park’s Second Beach. Photo by Glenn Nelson. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior on 12/14/14.
Olympic National Park
The sky is ablaze with color during sunset at the National Bison Range Refuge Complex in Montana. One of three refuges that make up the Bison Range Complex, Ninepipe (pictured here) rests among the prairie potholes of the Mission Valley to serve primarily as a refuge and breeding ground for native birds. Photo by Dave Fitzpatrick. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 12/9/14.
Canyonlands National Park preserves 337,598 acres of colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches and spires in the heart of southeast Utah’s high desert. William Rainey captured this amazing photo of early morning light illuminating part of the park’s iconic Mesa Arch and the surrounding rock formations. Of the experience, William says, “Sometimes the best photo is not the one you came for.”
Photo courtesy of William Rainey. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 12/11/14.
Canyonlands National Park
The Color Of Summer
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel … but I’m not there yet.
I never understood how many cutting boards and cheese boards I’d be making this year when I hopped on this merry-go-round. With success … comes work. Here are some of the latest boards I’ve built … and there’s more to come. 2014 is not done, not by a long shot.
Some of these boards were built to fulfill Xmas orders. Some were built for our final events of the year, taking place this weekend. I built all of these because I thought they’d be pretty.
Hope you agree!
A set of Hard Maple & Purpleheart edge grain boards. 9″ x 11″ x 1-1/8″. Already sold.
Black Walnut, Hard Maple, Jatoba and Jarrah edge grain. 12″ x 9″ x 1″.
Hard Maple, Black Walnut & Jatoba edge grain. 8″ x 12″ x 1-1/4″.
Black Walnut and Cherry end grain. 8″ x 11″ x 1″. Already sold.
Black Walnut, Cherry and Hard Maple end grain. 8″ x 12″ x 1″.
Black Walnut, Purpleheart, Jatoba, Yellowheart, Hard Maple and Jarrah edge grain. 12″ x 8″ x 1″.
A set of 4x cheese boards. Black Walnut, Red Oak and Padauk. Each is 8″ x 10″ x 3/4″. Already sold.
Hard Maple & Black Walnut edge grain. 8″ x 12″ x 3/4″. Three made; only one left.
Black Walnut edge grain. 12″ x 12″ x 1″.
Very fun grain pattern on this cherry. Black Walnut, Cherry, and Hard Maple edge grain. 8″ x 10″ x 1″. Already sold.
Black Walnut, Hard Maple, Cherry, Jatoba and Jarrah edge grain. 11″ x 16″ x 1″.
Black Walnut, Purpleheart, Jatoba, Yellowheart, Hard Maple and Jarrah edge grain. 13″ x 16″ x 1-1/8″.
A pair of Black Walnut, Hard Maple and Jatoba edge grain cutting boards. 12″ x 16″ x 1-1/8″. Already sold.
Love this design. Black Walnut, Cherry and Hard Maple end grain. 12″ x 15″ x 1-1/8″.
Hard Maple end grain. 12″ x 16″ x 1-1/2″. Already sold.
Hard Maple end grain. 12″ x 18″ x 1-1/2″. Already sold.
Black Walnut and Cherry end grain. 12″ x 15″ x 1″.
Buying A Board From Mr M’s Woodshop
“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” – John Muir. From the Glacier National Park’s Facebook page.
Glacier National Park
St Mary Falls
Two Medicine Lake
Which Is Prettier?
California’s Trona Pinnacles at sunset. Photo by Michael Shainblum. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior 12/9/14.
Lightning strike at Saguaro National Park. Photo by Jeremy Thies. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior on 12/6/14.
Saguaro National Park