The Hidatsa or Minnetaree Native People named Yellowstone National Park Mitseadazi which means yellow rock river.
Since then scholars have gotten into all sorts of disagreements about where the Hidatsa saw these yellow rocks in Yellowstone.
I don’t really get the disagreements, yellow rocks and stones are everywhere here!
This is my last post on the American West.
I can imagine how beautiful it must be now,
filling with silent snow,
as the critters hunker down,
for the long, cold, Yellowstone winter.
Cheers to you from the finally raining Holler_
197 thoughts on “Mitseadazi~”
wow amazing photos again!
Ahhhh, thanks so much~
🙂 always wonderful!
Awesome pictures of the place. It must be quite a completely different scene for the winter time.
Yes! Since it has all these boiling geysers, it steams. The animals escape the cold by hanging near the heated pools. I’ve never been in winter, but I have seen photos. It must be incredible.
Such gorgeous shots, Cindy! I’ve never been to Yellowstone, but I’m looking forward to one day seeing all that yellow!
Yes! It is so aptly named and I look very much forward to your photos.
One of these days….
Looks like a lot of yellow rocks and stones. Great photos.
Laughing, it’s kinda a no brainer isn’t. I don’t understand the debate. “Where did they see yellowstones? ‘
How about everywhere!!! 😉
A lot of men are color blind, so maybe the guys who don’t get it really can’t see the yellow!
What glorious colors, Cindy! Beautiful vistas. This post is such a treat for the eyes, yet it’s also soothing to the mind after a stressful day. Mega hugs!
Yes, nature has the power to calm our human hearts. So happy it did for you my friend. <3
Thank you for your travels and great pictures. Now I don’t have to travel to take bad ones.
Beautiful,beautiful shots Cindy !!!
Ahhhh, I am honored. Thank you~
Wow, brilliant photos. You’ve captured the greatness of this land so well.
I am honored Carrie, because our national parks do have this profound greatness. <3
These are beautiful shots,Cindy. 🙂
Awww, thank you my dear friend. <3
Thank you Cindy!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful views!! you filled my heart with joy!! Thanks!
Oh, you just filled mine with joy! Thank you. <3
Thank YOU Cindy!
Awesome Cindy! I love these photos.
I am so pleased that you do, thank you!
Wonderful photographs!!!! I love the last one, but they are all fantastic.
Thank you and anything with a critter in it rates highest on my list too my friend! <3
I swear your photos make Yellowstone more beautiful than when I saw it myself! 😊 It’s hard to capture expansive vistas but you do an amazing job of it!
That is such a kind and lovely thing to say. I am so lucky to have my wonderful blogging friends. <3
I’m just telling the truth! x
The photos make the land look so picturesque, like I’m actually there!!! Thanks you, again, for sharing these wonderful pieces of planet Earth. We live among such beauty!!
We do live among such amazing beauty! Spending time in it, heals our human hearts. Thank you Dorinda~
love your pictures… everything here looks so crisp and inviting..I’d visit even when there is snow, but then ..I’m Canadian eh =^_^=
Yes, eh!! 🙂 Actually I would like to visit in winter too. I hear the animals cluster closer to geyser basin, and the shots I’ve seen with the steam and the buffalo in the heated pools look amazing. You have to go in by this snow cat buses and it will be nippy. But, I’m game, eh…When you want to go? 😉 😉
Your photos show the magnificence of Yellowstone. I’d love to visit in the winter, too,
That makes three of us so far. Maybe if we can get a group, we could arrange a free bloggers trip! Put us up and we will all blog about the experience. You know, I bet it would work…….
Lovely shots – I’ve enjoyed your Western photo tour posts. Glad to hear you are getting some rain!
Not a lot of rain, but we are so desperate, we want anything. I hear the Sierras are getting a dump of snow, which is a really good sign for the resevoirs.
My snowboarder son in Truckee is probably quite happy then!
Wow, incredible photos! Can’t wait to revisit this magnificent place. Thank you, Cindy! 🙂
I can go three years max without visiting a US national park, and that is only if I am visiting other countries national parks in the interrim! I love all national parks.
I agree! 🙂
You made Yellowstone look so beautiful and interesting. We visited some years ago in late fall and were a little disappointed. Maybe we should have gone there earlier in the year.
I think late fall is the best time. The problem with Yellowstone is the crowds. I find going into the back sections of the park helps, Yellowstone Lake, Mammoth Springs. This gives access to Haydn and Lamar Valley. Yellowstone lake in particular is huge, with a hundred+ miles of lake shore, 90% of which is completely empty. The back country in Yellowstone is pretty incredible.
Amazing photos Cindy ~ I always look forward to your posts!!
That makes me very glad I posted! Thank you~
FABULOUS images!! Absolutely stunning.
So kind, so appreciated! Thank you.
Gorgeous natural wonders…
Aren’t they incredible! We live on such a beautiful planet.
Could not agree more…enjoy your week.
Cindy, these are all gorgeous photographs! The first one, at the top, fooled me into thinking that it was an abstract painting of Yellowstone at first. It’s just got that quality, but I knew it was of the park. This series makes me want to visit Yellowstone so badly now. I’ve put this at the top of my to-do list. Thanks for this glimpse! ~Lynn
If you do decide to go, email me, I have tips on where to go to find the critters, and where to stay to avoid the people, since I know you are like me, and will to do both these things! 😉
Fantastic! Yes, we’re definitely of the same mind, and you can bet that I will ask you for pointers whenever there’s an opportunity for me to go! Thank you Cindy! 😀
Thank you. We live in such a beautiful world!
Ah, you make me homesick for it all, Cindy…, the mountains, those clear, cold little streams, the waterfalls (especially that one), the scent of spruce and pine in the air, and the animals. Was that Morning Glory? I seem to remember it as being much more blue and not so much yellow in it. Oh, well, time changes everything. G’nite Cuz. 🙂
Nope, not Morning Mlory, she is bigger and more true blue, just as you remember. She made such an impact on me as a kid, that it has lasted all my life. I visited her again of course. Sleep well dear cuz~
Quite a peaceful adventure across your eyes and words. Thanks very much, Cindy.
Thank you more for such very kind appreciation my friend.
Cindy those vistas are amazing. Here it was snowing yesterday so I am sure a blanket of white will soon lay over those yellow rocks.
Yes, and steam will rise from the geysers. It must be so beautiful~
Sorry this is the last post this year about the American west. Drop by and get us some cool pics of winter in Yellowstone if you can. A.G.
Believe me, this is already on my mind!!!
Awesome, as always, Cindy! Love the pictures!
So pleased you do, it makes posting worthwhile.
Every photo was beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Blessings and peace. ✌
Blessings and peace back to you my dear and thank you too! <3
Cindy, these pictures brought back nice memories for me, when I was there with my mom. The picture you took are so beautiful, thank you for sharing! Hugs! Veraiconica
Oh so glad you have those memories Veraiconica. I am heading over to your blog now to what you’ve been up too. Wonderful to hear from you! <3
Cindy, I am right now not blogging, but will get back to it later. Hugs! Veraiconica
Magnificent pictures of nature, Cindy.
Thank you Suzanne, Mother Nature gives us so much beauty.
I am amazed at how diverse our terrains are from region to region. The American West was “made proud” through your magnificent and majestic photographs, Cindy.
Glad you are getting long awaited rain, much overdue, I am afraid, to your Holler. Sending you warm hugs from Ohio. 🙂
Hugs back to you my friend and yes the rain, is sorely needed and I am thrilled to hear the sound of it. The hawks are happy and flying in circles! Be well Robin. <3
Everywhere yellow, and every picture gorgeous!
Awwwww, you are such a good friend!
One of my favorite places!
I definitely know why!
There is nothing more magnificent than seeing a wild wolf!
I agree. It is hard to describe adequately unless you have experienced it.
Of course, never thought how yellow the stone might be! Must visit one day.
Oh I hope you do and blog about your experience too~
Hooray for the yellow stones and hooray for the rain. All are wonderful. 🙂
Thank you Mandy and be well my friend~ <3
These pictures are so beautiful they almost look like something out of a picture book! Thank you for sharing them with us.
Thank you more for appreciating them Maiko~ <2
I can smell the sulfur just looking at your photos!
Laughing, so can I now that you mention it! 😉
These shots gave me chills. As a retired Earth Science teacher — I do love my rocks. 😀 I’m glad we switched places for the day. You get the rain and we are getting record warmth and sunshine. I was standing with a group of my neighbors and the one comment we shared was that we never remember having to mow our lawns in November. I hope the gentle rains stay with you for a while. I know you deserve them. <3
Yellowstone is a geo-thermal wonderland of earth processes in the making isn’t it. It is fascinating and when the Old Faithful Inn was built it was called Wonderland. Enjoy your warm sunshine and green grass. I am so happy looking out at wet hills at The Holler!
The surface is certainly magnificent.
I’m with you. How can you have disagreements with all those yellow stones around?
It strikes me as so silly. They actually published conflicting papers saying they saw yellow stones here on the river, no they saw it there. Come on folks, they saw them everywhwere. We need Dr. Suess to weigh in! 😉
Absolutely! Then add in red stone, blue stone.
Magical landscapes Cindy! How I would love to have been there with you!
You were in spirit and you made the experience more meaningful. <3
What a lovely way of thinking about it …. We shared it in spirit 😊
I keep wonderful memories of Yellowstone…thanks for bringing back nice memories. Nice pics. (Suzanne)
So glad you have those memories and cheers to you in Paris~
Truly a place of magic. I believe we heal some just being in Yellowstone
Oh, yes, I agree. Nature has that power.
Merci beaucoup mon ami! ♡〜٩(^▿^)۶〜♡
Mon plaisir! (*＾▽＾)／
<3 <3 <3
I got a good giggle out of this, as I imagined some pedants ignoring the natural glory all around them as they argued about whether a rock was a stone or a stone was a rock., and was it yellow….or maybe chartreuse….
Well, of course, that is what they actually did! Laughing…….
You know Cynthia, I would love to meet you.
having just left the West, your once-again eye-popping pics took me back! (four months back but still!) I especially dug your contrasts of color. They play well together!
Thank you, when mother nature is your subject, you are sure to get the best art.
The colors in the first two pictures captured me … and then there’s the WOW of the gorge.
It is jaw droppingly beautiful country, now matter how many times you visit it never ceases to astound and amaze.
WOW Cindy 😀
Love that word! 😉
This word was best for my description 🙂
And, next year, it will be a little different.
Yes, exactly! Constant change is more visible in Yellowstone due to geyser activity. It is fascinating.
Also, I think the great fire back in 1988(?) also helped enormously in restoring the park’s forest and meadows.
Having visited in summer, I loved “re”visiting this amazing place through your photos, Cindy. I can only imagine the beauty of a Yellowstone winter. Are the roads already closed?
Only the road from the north to northeast gate is open, all the rest are closed. It must be magical in the winter!
Wow. Seems so surreal that winter has hit there already!❄️
Great photos as always. I was just browsing Yellowstone pictures with my parents. What an amazing place on a wondrous planet. Thanks for sharing.
Yes! Our planet is chock full of absolutely stunning natural places.
That must be beautiful to see with own eyes. Gotta plan my visit some day.
Oh I hope you do, and blog about it too!
One could gorge oneself, (sorry about that) . 😀
hehehehe……plus there are so many gorges to gorge upon!
Quite so. Indeed how can yon gorge be so gorgeous. (with profound apologies). 😀
Stunning geological and landscape photos. Thank you so much, I will probably never get to see these places and I really enjoy being taken to them over the internet.
Internet travel is pretty awesome, they are no travel related mishaps, no air flights, no expense, just your screen, your eyes and your imagination. A wonderful way to travel!
Yellowstone is such a wonderful place for learning about geology, if you can take time out from admiring the beauty and the wildlife. Another thing that impresses me about Yellowstone is how quickly it recovered from the devastating forest fires of several years ago. I have good memories of the walkway you showed. –Curt
We have been in YS during two previous fires. You can still see some of the burned areas. I remember driving up to Yellowstone when the kids were little, with snow still on the ground and fire burning in the pine trees. In Glacier fires were still burning when we were there. YS is simply remarkable in terms of it’s geothermal and seismic activity. It’s still forming!
Still forming: Am I right in remembering it is bulging somewhat, with the potential for a huge volcano, Cindy? –Curt
Yeah, some scientists call it a super volcano due to the massive size of past eruptions. The yellowstone caldera is 45 miles in diameter and still is oozes lava. It is an active volcano. 1-3000 eartquakes occur in Yellowstone each year. It is a geological wonder. I always feel like I am journeying into the earth’s crust when I go there.
Your beautiful photos just reminded me of the wonderful time that I spent in Yellowstone Park years ago! Thank you Cindy for this great post! 🙂 H.J.
Thank you more for such kind appreciation and I am happy you have wonderful memories here~
GEOR G E USSSSSS !!!
Muchos gracias! 😉
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Mil grazie for your support and concern for our planet and all it’s creatures Sharon! <3 <3
Qué paisaje tan espectacular y diferente. Nunca deja de admirarme tanta variación y riqueza de nuestro Mundo. Un abrazo fuerte, amiga. 🙂
Sí estoy tambien constantemente sorprendido por toda la belleza en este mundo, que incluye a las personas como usted mi amiga. <3
Just plain beautiful. I must go. Went to Yosemite in CA years a go and loved it – now Yellowstone must happen.
Thank you for sharing your trip and wonderful pics!
Yay, I can’t wait to hear, read and see your impressions!
Spectacular Cindy 🙂
Awwww, thank you my friend~
I never really thought about where the name Yellowstone came from, but your photos of yellow rocks certainly are all the explanation needed.
Well someone did say pictures are worth a whole lot of words! 😉
Well I’m ‘liker’ 300+ Cindy. But I probably like this one as much as ‘liker’ 1. And the rest! #3 is great but I really can’t work out what’s going on, or the scale… RH
Yes that is true. Geyser pools are hard to photograph because you are not allowed to go off the walkway. They don’t want you to fall in! It is a thermal pool, about 8X3 feet.
Gorgeous pictures and one of our very favourite animals, too! Pip
They are magnificent creatures aren’t they! So glad you like them too~
Love your photos. Absolutely gorgeous.
So kind and so appreciated! Cheers to you my friend~
You always capture everything so beautifully – wherever you go!
Sometimes I feel like I can just jump into the photos & be there.
Awwww, that is such an encouraging, motivating and lovely comment! <3 <3
What a beauty! Thank you so much for these series!
Thank you more for appreciating them my dear friend and be well~
There is something truly magical to be found in Yellowstone – or Mitseadazi – incredible photos, and I too wonder what it would look like with a blanket of snow. Your 6th shot is so serene, natural and beautiful, and yet it also is the shot with tourists which goes to show how the two mix so well together there. Enjoy your day!
They certainly provide perspective on the immensity of the place. Wouldn’t it be incredible to visit in winter with the animals near the warm geysers. Of course the bears would be sleeping…..
It would be great to visit in the winter…and while the bears may be sleeping, maybe I could ask you to walk into their caves, poke them with a stick and then I’d be able to get some great action shots along side the warm geysers 🙂 Or, of course, we could just enjoy the peace of the place 🙂
hehehe……well, you could always ask…… 😉 😉
Thanks for sharing your great photos, it looks like an amazing place
It is a pretty special place!
The holler must be beautiful after a rain. I have loved these Yellowstone pictures. Your day of the dead was colorful and so intrinsically Mexican. Blessings!
Blessings and all good cheer to you and your family Brenda! <3
And to you and yours, Cindy. I hope they aren’t still torturing you with snakes. 😉
The rattlers are history than God!
Your pictures are always so beautiful, Cindy.
You are very kind Cynthia!
You are always so kind! Thank you~
You are welcome, Cindy. What a talent you have.
Wow, you sure visit some beautiful places.
I’ve been a bit cloistered in order to focus on a new Art Gown. Can’t believe how many posts I missed.
Happy to hear about rain in the Holler!
Oh, I can’t to see the new gown! We fly Air Canada to Amsterdam and had plane change in Toronto. I was there for about an hour and a half and I thought of you! <3
Ah, it’s so nice to be thought of! I wonder where in the world you are now? Are you in a plane…. or in Amsterdam?
We are in Amsterdam in our hotel on the canal. Jim is taking a jacuzzi and I am talking to you. We just had dinner at an Indonesian restaurant. Good to be talking to you Resa~ <3
Great pictures! Yellowstone is a magical land. The bears, wolves and all the other animals may be ready for a little break from the summer crowds.
Yes, I can well imagine how much they must appreciate having the place back to themselves~
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Danke mein Freund!
Thank you for your great series – and may the animals have a good rest!
They have earned it!
What a stunningly beautiful place! 🙂
Thank you my friend! It truly is. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
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So kind and so appreciated!
that waterfall is just too awesome!!!
So pleased you enjoyed & cheers!
no problem 🙂