Monday, August 23, 2010

Yellowstone !!!

Yellowstone 101!
August 20, 2010
Paul and Diane have workamped in Yellowstone 5 summers! They took us on a "highlights" tour that was amazing! Hope you enjoy it!

The road from Cody WY to Yellowstone begins with a tunnel!

The entrance to Yellowstone. Yes, I have gained some of my weight back since the surgery, but I feel great! Ignore the belly fat please! haha!

Strange rock formations abound!

So do Bison! They are HUGE!

The bison get in the middle of the road...
bigger than cars!

Grazing in the sage brush!

Controlling traffic by making everyone drive slow!

I didn't have my monopod with me, so this image isn't as sharp as it could be! But this is a family of Osprey on this rock top! Mom, dad and 2 or 3 babies in the stick nest!

This was taken just a few yards from the osprey nest.
This image and the next are two of my favorites! A tree growing out of sheer rock!

More bison near the river!

Chuck and Geri near the falls!

One thing you notice in Yellowstone is the trees!
Burned in one of the many Yellowstone fires, they remain standing, charred and dead. They are not allowed to cut them down.

Lake Yellowstone is HUGE! Here you can see where the lake stopped the fire!
Charred trees right up to the edge!

Yellowstone has colorful prairies!

This is a mud pot about to erupt!

Here comes the steam!

Here comes the water!

Jewel Geyser

We made it to the Continental divide!
(Ignore tummy roll!) It's great having Paul and Diane with us, Paul takes pictures of us together!

Small eruptions occur on the side of the road!

Some were just steam pots!

Some ponds were the most amazing blue colors with
a rainbow of colors crusted all around them

These were taken in the Biscuit Basin part
of Yellowstone.

This is Sapphire Pool!

The falls we saw were magnificent!

The colors of Yellowstone were just amazing!
It became easy to take abstract photography
with all the colors offered!

Thanks to our friends, Paul and Diane Thibodeaux for being our tour guides and for taking our photos of us together! We had a wonderful fun day thanks to you two! Just saying thank you isn't enough!

1 comment:

  1. I am so envious! I am definitely going to make a trip out West! And, I love your pictures. Diane
    St. George Island, FL


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