Clearing Storm and Autumn Leaves, Teton County, WY by 4 Corners Photo Via Flickr: A thunderstorm clears and sun shines on autumn leaves near Oxbow Bend and the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park in Teton County, Wyoming.
Morning greets Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming with curling clouds and snow-dusted peaks. When photographer Eric Adams noticed the weather clearing through airport windows, he rebooked his flight, rented a car and drove along the park’s Jenny Lake Road to capture this stunning scene. Photo courtesy of Eric Adams.
Hydropower || Hidden Falls, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
“Doesn’t it make you want to race it?” Storm asks, in that tone of his that suggests that he wants to say something, and you happen to be there, but if he’s addressing anyone it certainly isn’t you.
“Uh, what?” Lightning responds anyway. “You wanna race… the waterfall?”
“Not literally,” Storm says. “Obviously.”
But there’s a chill to the air, a fine mist from the falls and more ambitious precipitation hazarding life as snow. There is something deep to the air, is really the only way Lightning can begin to describe it, and it pulls you in. Tugs at your tires in invitation.
“Just imagine racing against that much power. Imagine outpacing that much unrelenting force. It’s all white noise in a race, you know? Sometimes you forget. But any race, it’s like this… thing… this powerful piece of shit behind you the whole time.”
This last Storm says with what Lightning has decided is almost random distain. Storm doesn’t hate waterfalls, and certainly not so much he can’t stand to call them by their actual name. But he acts like he does, because, well. Lightning hasn’t actually figured that part out yet. But he’s had a lot of practice learning to ignore it.
“You know, I think that’s the best thing you’ve ever said,” says Lightning.