With the eclipse now history, family summer vacations over and school back in session I thought I would try another visit to Yellowstone National Park hopefully to be able to see some of what I was denied last month. Ah yes, it proved to be much nicer this go-around. Coming in from the south entrance this time, the first stop was the West Thumb Geyser Basin.
Doesn't this look so inviting to swim in? Different pools have different temperatures and you can tell how hot they are by the color of the algae and bacteria around the edges. Being there is none present on this pool, it must be pretty doggone hot!
As the water drains away it cools down and algae can live. I really enjoyed all the marvelous colors.
Some pools are called paintpots for the water mixed with sediments
is really thick bubbling away just like boiling paint.