F.Y.I. I am taking part in the A to Z Challenge. Stop by tomorrow and check out my Pleiades poem on the letter P.
An Ode to Old Faithful
Your foretelling of blowing matched by none
A force of nature stunning to behold
Rumbling, tumbling, bursting from below
O thou miraculous feat of natures plumbing
8,400 gallons of boiling water you throw
Exploding across the sapphire sky
Who dares challenge you geyser of faith?
Each blow bequeaths a voiceless sigh
Thou jet stream billows above the land
Power and grace equal to none other
Water, steam, mist so grand
Fierce eruptions; hear, O hear!
Old Faithful, faithful year after year
If you've been following me on this A to Z journey, you can attest to the fact that we have seen a lot of National Parks. Yellowstone tops my list of must see parks. It is massive! We spent a week there, put 700 miles on our rented truck and still did not see everything. If you want to hear more about Yellowstone National Park stop back on April 28th for my post: Y is for Yellowstone. Most visitors come to Yellowstone to look for Yogi Bear and to see the main attraction, Old Faithful; the most predictable geographical feature on earth. Erupting every 60-90 minutes Old Faithful helps draw over 2.3 million tourists to the park annually between the summer months of June, July and August.
We, like the two million other people, went in the summer, when this popular attraction is VERY crowded. We were literally shuffling our way, shoulder to shoulder, through the crowds at Old Faithful Inn where we went to watch the geyser blow. The balcony of Old Faithful Inn provided us with a little more breathing room and a spectacular view to watch Old Faithful erupt. The great thing about Old Faithful is it is faithful. If you don't get a good view the first time around, buy an ice-cream cone and wait for a front row seat to the next showing. After seeing our first eruption, we strolled down past the dissipating crowds for a closer look at the next one. Having a front row seat to the event was definitely worth the wait. Yellowstone Park has over 500 geysers. Rangers are able to predict the eruption of a few other geysers within the park; however, none remain as trustworthy as Old Faithful.
See it Live! Old Faithful Webcam
Muse For Today: Have you ever seen a geyser blow?