Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Yellowstone #26 - Black Sand Basin

Aptly named as you can see by the sand along the sidewalk!

Amazing colors!

Compare the two following shots carefully... taken from the same spot, looking the same direction, just a few second apart... see the difference?

Yet another mudpot!

We also spotted a small herd of buffalo off in the distance... one of our few shots of critters and geisers combined!

Isn't that blue water something...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yellowstone #25 - Mustard Spring

From our walkway we couldn't really see the water in this spring, but we could HEAR it!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Therapy Pot Luck

Earlier this year my friend Melanie went off a horse and broke both of her arms... since she couldn't ride for a while, we kidnapped her and brought her out to the ranch for a mini therapy visit and had a pot luck as well. It was great fun...
A few weeks ago my friend Kandace was riding her horse when he tripped and fell, injuring himself (one cut needing stitches, luckily mostly roadrash type stuff) AND breaking Kandace's leg! So of course another mini therapy pot luck was born...
Meet Kandace

Carter with Darci

Loving on donkeys

Meeting Austin...

while the girls wonder why they were left???

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Yellowstone #24 - Clepsydra Geiser

Of all the geisers and steam vents and mud pots etc. we saw on this trip, Clepsydra was the largest most active. Old Faithful was the largest of all, and is regular... but not constant. Clepsydra was a busy girl!!!
As we first approached, mostly steam...

Then a big squirt! But still so much steam it's hard to see the actual water...

Walking away, couldn't resist one last shot... Clepsydra STILL going!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Yellowstone #23 - Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail

Driving along the Yellowstone Park road, what is this we spy in the distance? Eery huh?

Here's your sign...

And what we see as we head off on the Nature Trail...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Yellowstone #22 - Firehole Falls

Chilly in the mornin', especially in the shade!

I love waterfalls :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yellowstone #21 - Artists' Paintpots

Artists' Paintpots is one thermal area with tons of beautiful colors, steam vents, mud pots

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yellowstone #20 - West Yellowstone Buffalo

One of my favorite things about the town of West Yellowstone is their town buffalo:

This baby was IN our hotel lobby!