As I’ve mentioned before, we live less than two hours from
. Yellowstone National Park
I’ve been there often and have taken a
LOT of photos…
Pictures of the thermal springs from every angle with and without people…
Pictures of the hot pools that seem to go all the way down to the fiery heart of the earth…
Blurry photos of a wolf taken from far away with my zoom lens…
Deer and elk and moose…
Countless amounts of buffalo in every season of the year…
The view of
scenic place that everyone else has stood for generations…
And then there is the star of the show—Old Faithful Geyser.
almost two hundred feet in the air every sixty-five
to ninety minutes depending on the length of the last eruption.
Old Faithful back in 1870. Of course the native people knew about it long before that. The explorers recorded using the geyser for a laundry. They said garments placed in the crater during quiescence were ejected thoroughly washed when the eruption took place. They found that linen and cotton fabrics were uninjured by the action of the water, but woolen clothes were torn to shreds.
Now no one is allowed near the crater; but tourists show up all year round to watch the water gush into the sky.
Anyway, I have a pretty good collection of
Yellowstone Park photos, so the other day when we went with some family from I didn’t drag along my Nikon camera with the huge zoom lens. California
So when a bear wandered across the road in front of us
the only camera I had was a little Powershot in my purse.
I haven’t seen a bear in the park for years.
For the safety of all involved bears have been
discouraged from frequenting people places
even though they were there first.
As we drove slowly by Mr. Bear moved off into the trees…
and went on about his bearsness.
For your further entertainment---a shaky video of the famous geyser.