Tuesday, August 12, 2008


This is a grim reminder of fires that swept through YELLOWSTONE in the late 1980s. Over one third of the park burned in 1988. Some felt that the fires were part of a natural process and were left to burn creating the largest wildfire in park history. Still there is a stark beauty in the washed and sun bleached dead standing timber against the stormy sky. This photo was taken in the north eastern corner of the park. It is a truly awe inspiring section of the park that most visitors seem to miss. It is well worth the time to go there.
copyright Mary Lynn Blood 2006
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I've been a little slow adding to the blog lately. Fortunately we've been extremely busy, but I am still finding time to get some more lamps together. This is a candid shot of a one of a kind. The base is riddled with bug paths that were found under the bark. The trick was to keep as many as possible while cleaning the burl. The shade size is more in keeping with the style popular in the 1920s and 30s. Hand cut from oak with bark paper diffuser the patterns go from the Rockies to the Southwest. This lamp or a similar one is available.

copyright Steve Blood 2000