Thursday, December 11, 2008

Remembering The Blue Skies Of Summer

As I write this post today, the skies are overcast and rainy, and the air has a bone piercing chill. At times such as this, it is good to remember more pleasant days, so my mind wandered back to our late August trip to Yellowstone National Park, and I selected two photos featuring much more pleasant weather and stunning scenery.

Both were taken at Norris Geyser Basin. Norris is comprised of several features such as Steamboat Geyser, but today we feature a valley known as Porcelain Basin.

Canon 30-D: Porcelain Basin

These areas are very beautiful, but can be deadly to the unwary. Regulations forbid straying from the marked trail, which is often a boardwalk. The earth's crust is thin in many areas and it is easy to break through resulting in severe injury or death from underlying superheated water.

Canon 30-D: The Gallatin Range From Porcelain Basin

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are spots the serious outdoors person should visit at least once in their life.

7 comments:

imac said...

Hi Willard, these look like its a beautiful place, Wouldnt mind a trip there, your fantastic photos are a real calling card.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice looking photos, Willard.

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful - the first one is stunning!

Ken Conger Photography said...

Love the sun capture image! Blue Skies.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That first shot is a real WOW Willard. I am sorry that in my travels there I never got up to Yellowstone but it is on my list for the next time.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful photos. Just as gorgeous as your animals photos always are.

Stacey Huston said...

OK Willard, these are great photos, but I have to say, it is bone chilling cold here as well, calling for highs of -20 and a possible -60 with wind chill.. brrr..