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15 Dec 11. The National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in Wyoming are connected, or separated, depending upon your perspective, by a 27 mile stretch of highway called the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial  Parkway, sitting on 24,000 acres of land. It is a very curvy road that takes you through some very spectacular scenery, especially in the fall while the colors are at their best. When we visited it in 2007, we managed to hit it a bit past peak, but the colors were still breath taking in spots. As we were driving along the parkway we came to an open field at whose terminus was a long stand of what I believe were aspens based on the white trunks and orange leaves, and in front of which was a field of grass that looked like wheat. We passed by the field twice, on our way to Yellowstone and back from Grand Tetons. Both times the view impressive but very different due to the leaves departing the trees in between visits. On our return from Leavenworth, WA driving along Highway 2 in the Tumwater Canyon area during our late October visit, we passed by a field that so reminded me of that spot in Wyoming that I felt compelled to take a few shots of it. When I put them on a computer screen side by side I was amazed at how close they resembled each other, although the shot from WA is a larger magnification than is the one from Wyoming, and the color not as intense. I shared the WY shot back in 2007; here is the WA shot. ISO  200; 1/125 @ f / 9.

15 Dec 11. The National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in Wyoming are connected, or separated, depending upon your perspective, by a 27 mile stretch of highway called the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, sitting on 24,000 acres of land. It is a very curvy road that takes you through some very spectacular scenery, especially in the fall while the colors are at their best. When we visited it in 2007, we managed to hit it a bit past peak, but the colors were still breath taking in spots. As we were driving along the parkway we came to an open field at whose terminus was a long stand of what I believe were aspens based on the white trunks and orange leaves, and in front of which was a field of grass that looked like wheat. We passed by the field twice, on our way to Yellowstone and back from Grand Tetons. Both times the view impressive but very different due to the leaves departing the trees in between visits. On our return from Leavenworth, WA driving along Highway 2 in the Tumwater Canyon area during our late October visit, we passed by a field that so reminded me of that spot in Wyoming that I felt compelled to take a few shots of it. When I put them on a computer screen side by side I was amazed at how close they resembled each other, although the shot from WA is a larger magnification than is the one from Wyoming, and the color not as intense. I shared the WY shot back in 2007; here is the WA shot. ISO 200; 1/125 @ f / 9.

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