Sunday, October 28, 2018

Yellowstone in Pictures - Page 3

Wow!  We are 4 for 4 on blog posts this week.  The sun is supposed to be shining the next four days though so we'll see what happens with that record.

We return, yet again, to the terraces section of the park.  This time, we are up at the highest level. 

Once again, we found an area where all views were just too beautiful not to share.

So, rather than sort through photos and feel like we aren't sharing something, we'll just post them and let you roll through.

This upper section of the terraces was just amazing.

Although we were simply above the other locations we have shown you in the last few posts

something about this area felt more vast, rustic and remote.

It was still an active area

but in a quiet and serene sort of way.

Even though there were others at the park

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many of them were moving quickly from one point to another.

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By waiting just a few minutes in each location though

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we were able to more often than not

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find ourselves alone

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even if at a distance

in this magical place.

This area was like a large waterfall.

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It was very active

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and the water was cascading down the hill.

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We thought there was something poetic about these trees that had gotten caught up in the activity still standing strong.

Yellowstone, established in 1872, was our first National Park.  

The Yellowstone Caldera is the largest volcanic system in North America.

It has been termed a "supervolcano" because the caldera was formed by exceptionally large explosive eruptions.

It is amazing that volcanic systems which can cause devastating damage in one part of the world can also cause such beauty in another.

Well, we've reached 60 degrees today!  Time to head out and get some painting set up. 

More to come from Yellowstone...