Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Since Yellowstone's waterfalls are one of its major attractions, I knew I'd include a photo of one this month, but I have to admit that I smiled when I realized I could show a different kind of water -- snow! -- in the same picture as the falls.
Yes, it snowed only two days after the elk were taking their cooling stroll through a stream. That's Yellowstone for you -- beautiful and oh, so varied.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Unlike the hot spring I showed you at the beginning of the month, this pool doesn't bubble. Instead, its heat is most visible on a cool day, when the water vapor looks like a cloud emerging from the depths of the pool.
How deep do you think the pool is? I have no idea, but I suspect it's quite deep.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Yellowstone is home to countless streams and rivers that can make back country hiking a challenge. Still, who can deny the beauty of a rapidly flowing river winding its way through an evergreen forest?
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Since many of us are not traveling as much this year as we have in the past, I thought I'd devote my July Wednesday in Wyoming posts to a virtual tour (translation: five pictures) of my favorite place on Earth. (Yellowstone is also one of the reasons my husband and I moved to Wyoming, but that's another story.)
Back to this picture. Does the bubbling water make you think you should dip your hand into it? You shouldn't, of course, since it's scalding hot and smells of sulfur, but that's the beauty of a photograph - none of that is obvious.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
What you might not know is that sometimes they took more than chicken bones back with them at the end of their shift.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Since this month's posts are about South Pass City, if you guessed it has something to do with gold mining, you're right.
This is a metal sole that miners wore to protect their feet. You'll see that there are small tacks around the top, presumably to attach the sole to their shoes.
Ingenious, isn't it?