Porcelain Basin, Yellowstone National Park
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Porcelain Basin Contemplations, Yellowstone National Park

Ensconced in an alabaster landscape beneath a darkly sodden sky, porcelain jewels effuse their turquoise wisdom. Sulfured steam escapes fumarole shafts and wafts along the horizon, obscuring the distant summit of the stately Mount Holmes. A churning gurgle rumbles underfoot as a diminutive geyser flings its scalding shower skyward. Along the centuries of liquid pathways, oxidized traces swirl a brilliant palette in vivid patterns of otherworldly hues. We contemplate in this lifeless land a frightening prospect for a world relinquished to its acidic origins.

An alabaster landscape
An alabaster landscape beneath a darkly sodden sky (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2015)
Porcelain jewels
Porcelain jewels effuse their turquoise wisdom (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2015)
Sulfured steam
Sulfured steam escapes fumarole shafts (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2015)
Mount Holmes
Obscuring the distant summit of the stately Mount Holmes (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2015)
A churning gurgle rumbles underfoot
A churning gurgle rumbles underfoot (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2015
A diminutive geyser
A diminutive geyser flings its scalding shower skyward (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2015)
Oxidized traces swirl a brilliant palette
Oxidized traces swirl a brilliant palette (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2015)
A world relinquished to its acidic origins
A world relinquished to its acidic origins (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2015)

 

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2 Comments

  1. Your words and your images are both very moving! To think we had any part in recalling these images for you is such a tremendous compliment! Beautiful.

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