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The Oxbow Overlook in Montana’s Glacier National Park is located just a short walk from the Visitor Center in Apgar. The Oxbow Overlook is located in a forest of pine trees which are a bit over a century old. Those who take the paved trail into the area may see deer, squirrels, black bears (often with cubs), and chipmunks. In the oxbow there are often ducks and Canada Geese and bald eagles flying down the creek, with an occasional heron standing guard along the shore. There is also a beaver dam, and river otter are known to play in the still waters of the oxbow. There is also an old homestead site, unmarked by the Park Service, but those with some archaeological background can easily see where the old buildings once stood.

On the forest floor are the stumps of the large trees which used to live here. These rotting old stumps, shown in the photographs below, are now covered with moss and some are barely visible.

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Welcome to Street Prophets Saturday. This is an open thread so feel free to talk about whatever is on your mind, including dinner. Food porn, art work, and photographs are welcomed.

Originally posted to Street Prophets on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 01:06 PM PDT.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse, Shutterbugs, and National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.

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  •  Two busy days back to back.. (4+ / 0-)

    I'll probably be feeling it tomorrow, but today was a good day. Caedy and I got lots of house work done this morning, Mom and my step dad came to visit (for Draco's birthday which was last week) and that visit went well.
    I'm a bit worried about my step dad, he had a heart attack a year ago and never fully recovered from it. Mom says he's been having some memory issues on and off. He's a vet and primarily getting care through the VA. They said if he has another heart attack there isn't much they'll be able to do for him.

    I'm also a bit worried about my mom, it took her years to find a really good guy, this is going to hit her hard as he deteriorates. My sister has moved back to Jacksonville from Norfolk, so that will help, she lives a couple of blocks from my mom and step dad now with her four kids. At least until her husband is posted elsewhere again (he's in the Navy). Right now he's away at Officer's school so it's just her and the kids, so it's a good thing she's close to my mom for her as well.

    Dinner tonight: Steak burritos with tortilla chips and salsa on the side. Yum!

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 01:37:26 PM PDT

  •  Trees (5+ / 0-)

    Looking through my pictures I found this one. It was while I was living in Indiana. A terrific thunderstorm came through and several trees were destroyed by lightening including this one.

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    "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde

    by michelewln on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 02:06:15 PM PDT

  •  Summer Solstice (2+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa, belinda ridgewood

    I hope everyone had a beautiful day to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

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    "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde

    by michelewln on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 04:36:35 PM PDT

  •  Took an interesting break (2+ / 0-)
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    momomia, belinda ridgewood

    After checking out the Street Prophets Saturday, I decided to take a short walk. The sky is beautiful as is the water--we are camped at a marina. With ipod transmitting music into my ears, I walked  around the marina and into the port. My musical tastes are varied as so there is an eclectic range of music coming into my ears--from traditional Native American to symphonies--and as I left the marina the sounds of the Tropical Montana Marimba Band was pulsating through my head. Then I noticed something strange: in the courtyard there were some strange looking structures. Closer examination showed that they were marimbas for the concert that was about to start.

    For the last couple of hours I have been listening to a great marimba concert with mostly women musicians. Listening to the music, watching the bald eagle soaring overhead, and the sailboats gliding by, it was a great afternoon.

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