Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Where the Buffalo Roam

Yellowstone National Park

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson...I hate to advocate drugs, liquor, violence or insanity to anyone. But in my case it's worked.


Mrs. Phred snuck up on this bison with her bad foot and took this great picture...the park ranger told her to stop harassing the buffalo....


There is a hotspot deep below Yellowstone which causes all the geysers, mud pots, hot springs and fumaroles. The hotspot remains stationary and the continental plate drifts over it to the northeast.


The three Yellowstone super eruptions occurred 2.1 million, 1.3 million, and 640,000 years ago, One was 2,500 times as powerful as Mt. St Helens. If you do the math, you might conclude that we are due for another.


We spent all day in Yellowstone, looking at animals and geology...


Today Mrs. Phred is getting her foot Xrayed...


I did a little bicyling and bought a ten day Montana fishing license...


In the morning we will head for Canyon Ferry lake a few hours north...I want to catch and eat some cut throat trout....


Mrs. Phred has a fractured bone in her right foot. It will be four-six weeks before she can hike or play tennis....


She is being nice and blaming herself for not expecting something to fall out of the luggage compartment onto her foot...actually, I did a bad job packing....


We have a line on some outstanding Bar-B-Q outside of Austin, Texas....Maybe later this year on the way back?


The sky here is more blue...it might be the 9,000 foot elevation that puts us above 3/4ths of the atmosphere....





The people wait for "old faithful"...it goes off about once an hour...



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