Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

I just got home from a couple weeks away. Pictures of the wedding, scenery and events are coming later. A lot of life can happen in two weeks. Even when you're on vacation life does not take a break. One of the places we went was Yellowstone National Park and went to some of the hot spring areas which look like a Martian landscape.


But even in the middle of acres of sulphur, crusted salts and boiling acidic water there is life. But life only springs up in places that nurture it. I needed to be reminded of this.

13 comments:

Gary said...

Beautiful photo!

Silouan said...

That top photo is at Minerva's Terrace, isn't it? Mars isn't far off: That's where Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) filmed scenes set on Vulcan.

nothinghypothetical.com said...

Glad you are back safe to blog again. The Intarweb tubes are not the same without you.

B. E. Ward said...

Were you there during the bear attack?

s-p said...

We didn't listen to the radio or watch TV. While we were driving there was some guy trying to take a picture of a bear and was less than 50 yards from it. I wouldn't be surprised if it was him. Some people watch too many Animal Planet TV shows. sigh.

Ingemar said...

I had an opportunity to take a photo of a bear, but didn't because I didn't feel like getting mauled that day. I know, I know, "pics or it didn't happen" but please understand.

Grace said...

What an incredible landscape. That looks surreal.

ofgrace said...

Is that vegetation growing from what I think it is growing from? Reminds me of the title of another blog: "Manured by Praise." Hmm . . . definitely some interesting lessons there.

s-p said...

Yes, that is what you think it is. It's the only thing anything is growing out of for a hundred yards around it. Sometimes it takes a load of crap to get something to grow. I know it works on me... sometimes.

Adam S said...

S-P,

The second photo, with your comment above, is not only comical, but instructive.

How timely for me.

Thank You,

Adam

Adam S said...

S-P,

The second photo, with your comment above, is not only comical, but instructive.

How timely for me.

Thank You,

Adam

Jason Batt said...

Steve.. You are so funny! Your sarcastic sense of humor kills me... I love your picture of a Bison pie!

ofgrace said...

LOL! You could put a new twist on the saying: "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"