Archive for October, 2015


Yellowstone Part Two…

Back again, as promised to finish up my story and trip to Yellowstone National Park earlier this month. I’ll pick up right where I left off, at the Firehole river with the pair of Trumpeter Swans feeding…

Feeding pair of Trumpeter Swans

Feeding pair of Trumpeter Swans

A parting shot...

A parting shot…

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone!

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone!

I really was there ;-)

I really was there 😉

Last stop was Mammoth Hot Springs, which has changed considerably since I last visited; a lot of the terraces were no longer flowing and looked grey and dead. Fortunately I found this one just as it was getting dark...Ciao!

Last stop was Mammoth Hot Springs, which has changed considerably since I last visited; a lot of the terraces were no longer flowing and looked grey and dead. Fortunately I found this one just as it was getting dark…Ciao!

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Shortly after The Artisans Cup (see previous post) I decided to take a small vacation to Yellowstone Park, as I had business to take care of in Bozeman, Montana, my hometown. The weather was perfect and it had been many years since I’d been to visit the park, always a favorite of mine while growing up.

On my way...

On my way…

Over the bridge...

Over the bridge…

I was on my way to Fairy Falls and the Imperial Valley, a place I’d never been to before…

Clear pool...

Clear pool…I was told by a fellow tourist who had been on a tour these pools that are clear are over 160* F…the bacteria that make them cloudy cannot survive in that kind of heat.

Beauty Pool!

Beauty Pool!

Closer...

Closer…

:-)

🙂

Even the steam is blue...

Even the steam is blue…

Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls

Imperial geyser

Imperial geyser

Hello buffalo!

Hello buffalo!

More...

More…

Fairy Falls from across the Valley

Fairy Falls from across the Valley

Geyser in the middle of nowhere...

Geyser in the middle of nowhere…

Yeah!

Yeah!

The Imperial Valley

The Imperial Valley

Logs to walk on to keep from stepping in the marsh

Logs to walk on to keep from stepping in the marsh

What's this?

What’s this?

A Trumpeter Swan! The first time I've seen one!

A Trumpeter Swan! The first time I’ve seen one!

Not one, but two!

Not one, but two!

Get that fisherman out of there, please!

Dinnertime...

Dinnertime…

I have to wrap it up here and pick up some other time…comcast is really becoming a problem for me…know of a better internet service???