A grizzly sow and cub make their way along a ridge line in the Lamar Valley this fall. All the grasses had turned their usual golden yellow and the bears were looking full and healthy, ready for the long Yellowstone winter to come.
Sapphire Pool, Yellowstone NP
This, believe it or not was shot with my new iPhone 11. The image quality, at least without zooming in too far is approaching high end point and shoot cameras. Scary! But also super useful for quick snapshots when I don’t want to swap lenses in my DSLR.
39116 hours ago
what a strange, beautiful world we live in.
58216 hours ago
Just because a place smells like trash, it doesn’t mean you trash it🚮 @ the Mud Cauldron in Yellowstone NP #lntplease
My yoga mats began as an idea after I created several TeaScapes, a series of paintings that I view as meditational watercolors of places where I’ve been mindful and at ease. They are layered on transfers (sort of like collage) of repurposed tea packages. Each painting usually begins with the placement of the tea package and then based on either the ingredients or name of the tea, I’ve determined the right landscape.
From an early age I was fascinated with extreme climates - the Arctic, volcanoes, geysers. I believe in 5th grade, I wrote a report on Yellowstone and its geysers. A dream developed of traveling there. While that may not seem so out of reach to many, it took me until I was 40 to get there. And, it was the briefest of trips, not without tremendous roadblocks, tantrums, and weather that almost prohibited the visit.
This was back in 2017 during a family vacation. We were headquartered in Jackson Hole and were completely unaware of the great distance from there to the geysers. Well, we made it. And it was magnificent and terrifying all at the same time.
The geysers have found their way in some of my TeaScapes, including both of my yoga mats. I’m in awe of their power, their unpredictability and what seem to be surreal colors.
This one is one of the most recent, painted on shell paper, collaged onto a wood panel covered in ginger tea transfers.
7” x 5”
Available through the New Art link in my profile.
We are home for six weeks for the first time in two years. But my mind is traveling everyday to different places. Today, our travel pictures took me to beautiful Yellowstone. What are you dreaming today?
So many geysers, so little time. At Yellowstone we loved Norris Geyser Basin. The world’s largest geyser, Steamboat, is there. It has an unpredictable schedule, but this year has seen a record number of eruptions. It’s interval is listed as anywhere from 3 days to 50 years. Our first day we went and learned it had erupted the day before. It could go off again in 3 to 6 days. I figured the odds were against us. 6 days later we visited again and while hiking the basin trail we heard an incredible low rumble and asked a Ranger who confirmed the geyser was erupting and could last for 45 minutes and we should hurry up there.
You cannot imagine the force of the explosions during the water phase. Near the end it changes to a steam phase that is equally spectacular. We were very lucky to catch it! After this all other geysers paled in comparison.
Just across the road is the Great Fountain Geyser with a 12 to 15 hour schedule. Since we got lucky and saw Steamboat we thought it was our day of good fortune and went right over. Sure enough we got lucky again and saw Great Fountain go off. This all happened on October 1, 2019. This also confirms my belief that Nancy and I are the luckiest people you will ever meet!
Ever since i first visited yellow stone almost 2 years ago I wanted this exact shot. Early morning, -5 degrees, everything frozen and the buffalo covered in frost. ( Swipe for a close up ) .
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. 🇧🇷 Apesar de acordarmos soterrados de neve, após a tempestade, ela veio para o bem. Nos dias seguintes, o parque ficou vazio (porque são poucos os loucos) e tivemos uma experiência bem diferente do que já ouvimos do Yellowstone (lotado até as tampas); até conseguimos tirar fotos sem pessoas alheias nas principais atrações.
Yellowstone está localizado no topo de uma caldeira vulcânica! O maior supervulcão da América do Norte - e é considerado "ativo" - apesar de que a última erupção aconteceu há 640.000 anos. Porém, eu li um livro que diz que a próxima erupção pode ocorrer a qualquer momento 😲 (A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson). Por conta desse aspecto único de ser um vulcão ativo, o Yellowstone tem mais de 10.000 fontes geotermais 😬, incluindo 300 gêiseres.
Grand they are! Grand Teton national park:
17 species of carnivores (including grizzly bears and wolves)
22 species of rodents
6 species of hoofed animals
4 species of reptiles
6 species of amphibians
3 species of rabbits/hares
6 species of bats
16 species of fish
300+ species of birds
900+ species of flowering plants
7 species of conifer trees
I get to go back to Yellowstone soon, and will also be visiting Grand Teton NP the same trip. That will be two years in a row, that I get to spend my birthday at awesome National Parks.