Monday, May 26, 2008

Leaving Yellowstone

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I really need to work on landscape backgrounds and I recently re-discovered this scene I saw the day we were leaving Yellowstone to head for Cody, Wyoming last summer.
For those of you who are interested, FYI, Yellowstone National Park is one big sleeping volcano. Actually, it isn't really sleeping, because the geysers are quite active (there are more geysers under Lake Yellowstone than there are in the whole rest of the world!). The Lake is the volcano's caldera, and it's predicted that it WILL erupt again, sometime. No one knows when, but when it does, it'll be huge. I hope to be far far away!

While we were at Yellowstone, we were lucky enough to see Old Faithful erupt twice. The timing is fairly predictable, but the size of the eruption is not, and the second one was more spectacular than the first.
A walk though the area showed us a number of other incredible geysers and hot springs. I came away smelling like and tasting sulphur, though, something I have no desire to experience again any time soon. If Hell smells like Yellowstone, it is no pleasant place.....

This next photo is a view of the Tetons from Colter Bay - one of my most favorite camping places in the world. I can't wait to see these spectacular mountains again on our trip to Montana.

Mark 9:45
And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

What beautiful photos! I never thought about the smell of sulpher.