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Friday, August 27, 2010

Foto Story Friday #116-- Family Gathering/ Trip to Yellowstone first half of day 3

So day 3 dawned bright and clear and promised to be warm.  We split up this day.  Some stayed in camp and others went back into the park.  Ryanne and her kiddos stayed behind to find a stream to play in.  My kids really wanted to stay and play in the water as well, so Troy said it would be fine if I wanted to return to the park.  My parents had also had enough walking in the heat and kicked it in camp.  Troy's parents came up to camp and hung out with the kids and enjoyed the day.
Here's Ryanne preparing to capture the day while her husband, Aaron, our sister and her family and I head back to capture the wonders of Yellowstone.  The first place we went was Norris Geyser Basin.

There is SO much to see and it is so hard not to overwhelm you with all the photos I took. The park is like an ever changing, always creating other world.

Nearly everywhere you look there is something spectacular to draw your eye and camera to.

So many textures and colors.

The contrast of the brightly colored waters and the grey surroundings, begs to be captured.

The sky was also wonderful with it's bright blues and big white fluffy clouds.  After I took this one, I checked it and realized that I had a pretty good reflection in the water.

I really liked the cool bubbling waters in the foreground and the majestic mountains in the back.  I'm pretty sure I was laying on the walkway for this shot.

The bright blue of this water was SO amazing!  I really wish I knew what causes it.

I just loved these twin geysers.  They were continually shooting up the tiny streams of water.

Don't you just want to reach out and feel these textures?

Looks like a hot tub..... little too warm for a dip though!

Think we should head back for lunch?  That is just what we did.  Colleen chose to walk back with her husband and the rest of us headed back to the van.  We had a little snack of cookie dough while we waited for them to catch up.  That's where I'll leave you for this week. Be sure to come back next week for the rest of my views of Yellowstone.

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Raise Them Up said...

Absolutely beautiful! I was there once as a senior in high school. I'd love to go back and take my husband and boys. They would love it.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. What an amazing place. You are right. The textures and the colors are just out of this world astounding! My friend susan was there this summer. I am going to add a link to her blog so you can go and see her pictures as well! So cool!


Oh, and PS I totally know what you mean about not knowing how many pictures to put in a post. Sometimes I just have SO many good ones. It is hard to stop! : ) So I don't!

Claudia said...

It all looks so other-worldly! No wonder the Native Americans thought of it as a sacred place.

Tiaras said...

OH I SO WANT TO TAKE OUR CHILdREN HERE! Glad you had fun! (I have not been here in a while - many apologies- look at your daughter - gorgeous girl!)

Monica said...

Looks like you guys had fun!! It's so pretty there.

Amy said...

What gorgeous landscapes! I'm sure you could spend hours there talking pictures and they would all be so unique.

La said...

amazing place. could it be sulfur in the water?