The Breath of the Earth

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In February, amongst Yellowstone’s geysers, the earth’s breath ascends into a frigid winter day.

I’ll lift you and you lift me, and we’ll both ascend together. — John Greenleaf Whittier

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Among The Weightless…

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Rainbows are illusions in Nature’s mirror.

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History is a concept, often assisted by gravity.

There are many things that can only be weighed by a heart or mind.

 

 

A Land Of Fire And Brimstone

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We take it for granted, but prior to geological expeditions that also provided photographic evidence in the late 1800s, descriptions of the Yellowstone country by the few white men who had visited it were generously considered to be myths, tall tales, or else outright lies.

But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?
—H. P. Lovecraft

The Sunday Scan: Forest In Fog

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A pine forest on a foggy morning in Yellowstone, taken a few years after the wildfires of 1988 changed the landscape.

The Sunday Scan: Norris Geyser Basin

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One of my favorite areas of Yellowstone National Park, the Norris Geyser Basin’s thermal features are at their most photogenic in the morning.

Another Cold Day

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Temperatures for the southern Willamette Valley are frigid this week—single digits are possible—and the brief cold snap got me thinking about a trip to Yellowstone in February, 2005—another cold day, and Old Faithful erupting just in time as the sun set.

Sunrise Magic, Yellowstone

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“When you possess light within, you see it externally.” —Anaïs Nin