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