Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
I paid a heavy price to climb the hill and overlook this gigantic hot spring last fall. My knees were totally messed up after the trip and required fresh cortisone shots. But it knew it would be the last chance in my lifetime to see this fantastic display of nature’s colors.
The Grand Prismatic is the largest of Yellowstone’s hot springs, measuring about 370’ in diameter and over 121’ deep. The bands of colors around the blue pool are created from different species of thermopile (heat-loving) bacteria.
As much as I enjoy my Fuji and Nikon camera systems, I also appreciate the simple convenience of capturing scenes with my iPhone, such as this lovely sunset. No traveling was involved for this capture. I took it less than 10 feet from my front door! I am constantly amazed at how easy it is to take beautiful pictures from a mobile phone these days. Built-in cameras keep getting better and better!
Tremont area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
It is has been an exceptionally HOT summer here in east Tennessee. I’ll be gritting my teeth through the steamy weather of August. I will also be dreaming of cool breezes alongside a mountain stream that my sister-in-law and I enjoyed in the Tremont area of the Smokies this past April!