Monday, August 6, 2012

It Was (Not) All Yellow

We spent today in Yellowstone National Park. . .

Old Faithful pre-erruption. . .

Eager Crowd. . .

The entertaining chipmunk who didn't know he was on "Dangerous Ground". . .

Old Faithful- a few minutes late. . .

Everyone was very excited. . .
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The crow, however, was oblivious to the geyser. . .

When it was done, some people clapped. One Asian man behind us said cheerfully, "Give it some props!" After joining in on the applause, we decided to take the mile walk to Morning Glory Pool. . . 

Steam everywhere . . .

Finally a bit of yellow! . . .

Here we are. . . 

I just love these colors. . .

Temporarily we split ways as the rain drizzles- Youngest Sister and my mom take the paved path back to the Visitor's Center; Middle Sister, my dad, and I take the board walk to see a few more pools before joining them. . .

We pass people having rapid conversations in other languages. A French-speaking family goes by, then a few people saying "Si, si." Then someone with a British accent says "And these shoes are, like, waterproof!" Everyone understands rain. . . 

Before long the rain stops. We pull down our hoods and enjoy the sights a little more leisurely. The rim of this geyser made us think of toasted marshmallows. . . 

Such incredible depth. . . 

These colors reminded Middle Sister of a creamsicle. . .

We hit Sawmill Geyser as it put on a show. . .

The darling Heart Pool. . .

Old Faithful erupted again in the distance. . .

We ate sandwiches in the car, then drove on to the North entrance of the park. Travel is a bit unpredictable. . .

A herd of bison created this half hour standstill (although everyone was too excited to mind). . .

After that, the driving went smoothly. . .

Smooth even when rocks lined the road. . .

Even when we had to stop for elk. . .

We made it to the famous Teddy Roosevelt arch at the north entrance. . .

 We said goodbye to Yellowstone. . .

Drove on to Bozeman, Montana. . . 

And the journey continues. . .

So, though the day was overcast, it did include some yellow. Happy, moving, stony yellow. Now I'm in the mood for a bit calmer yellow. This song, originally by Coldplay, came to mind. I had enjoyed dancing to it in lyrical class a few months ago. It's soothing and sweet and "all yellow". . . 




 Blessings (and yellow!) to you on your journey~ Megan

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