Textures and colors are everywhere in Yellowstone National Park. Sometimes narrowing your focus to eliminate the grand vistas and looking more closely at smaller views can reveal beauty that you didn’t notice at first. The Yellowstone River, mere seconds from the cascade of Upper Yellowstone Falls, rushed down the canyon as it continued to sculpt the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. I leaned out over the overlook, bracing myself against the rock wall and was mesmerized by the swirling patterns and deep blues of the rushing water. When I looked up above the water, I was again awed by the multi-hued rocks reaching down to the water’s edge, so deeply textured. Together, the textures and colors of the rock face and the rushing water created a thoroughly gorgeous view.