THIS AND THAT THURSDAY – LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

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Yellowstone is the “Land of Fire and Ice” in winter.  Fire in the belly of the land boils the water, making steam, which freezes on anything and everything once it gets too far from the belly of the land.

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These are a few samples of that phenomenon taken along “the boiling river” portion of the Gardner river last Saturday.

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In this one (above) you can see that the steam doesn’t get far from the warm water before it freezes, but those plants right on the edge of the river never get the ice.

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And then there are the areas where the steam comes and goes with the wind, leaving behind dripping water that quickly becomes ice.

I’m sharing this post with This or That Thursdays  and Thursdays Favorite Things Hop – won’t you come join us.  And as always, I’m letting my POTD girls over at 2 Peas in a Bucket know I’m here too – they are such a talented and cool crowd!

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Categories: Outdoors, Photography, This and That Thursdays, Yellowstone | 8 Comments

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8 thoughts on “THIS AND THAT THURSDAY – LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

  1. I really like the composition of your first shot. It is interesting how the flow keeps the greenery by the water from freezing.

  2. Your photos reflect the ‘fire and ice’ quite well. I love all your shots.

  3. WOW! Those are some stunning images! I especially love the 1st and last one! Perfect captures!

  4. these are great!

  5. Oh wow! That would be a spectacular sight to see in person. Your pictures are magnificent though and definitely capture the beauty!

  6. these are pretty photo s- but I am so not looking forward to ice and snow!

  7. Love the ice pictures!

  8. amazing shots! .thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop xo

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