Thursday, September 3, 2015

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} Yellowstone 2015


 {Pretty}

We took advantage of a couple days off for Chris and drove 4.5 hours to Yellowstone National Park.  If you've never been there, we can not recommend going highly enough.  It is filled with unique, beautiful, and bizarre wonders.  Of course, no trip to Yellowstone would be complete without a trip to see Old Faithful spew steaming water into the air.  Spectacular!





Old Faithful is such a wonderful feature we stayed for a second display and watched from a different vantage.






There are countless geysers, mud pots, fumaroles, and steaming springs throughout the park, and each is unique and beautiful in its own way.











This is a view from Mammoth Hot Springs.





Many of the ponds steam from thermal activity






The colors from minerals and acidic reactions can be amazing, especially against the background of evergreen covered hills and mountains and gorgeous blue skies painted with wisps of cloud.



{Happy}


Our very curious boys were completely enthralled with the geysers, springs, and especially the bubbling mud pots.









{Funny}


We saw tons of wildlife on this trip, including bison, elk, deer, coyote, and many of these adorable little ground squirrels.  This one let me get in fairly close.  You should have seen how quickly it could devour a stalk of meadow grass.




{Real}


Really, ask so little of these ruffians, but could I get one, just one good group photo for posterity's sake?


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2 comments:

Laura {a spoonful of joy} said...

The ground squirrel! How adorable!
Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos! I've never been to Yellowstone so I really enjoyed them!

Chere Mama said...

The colors in those ponds are otherworldly...amazing! What a great place to bring boys - lots going on! Your "ruffians" are pretty darn cute!