Clear Creek Colors

Some fall colors for your enjoyment from Clear Creek in Zion National Park.

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Enjoy,

Kelly

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Finally Friday: Abert Squirrel

I found this little guy at the Grand Canyon South Rim when I worked there a few years ago.  I would often walk to work and walk home through the forests.  I saw this cutie scampering around the trail for several days, and I was able to get some closeups of him, which I hear, were pretty rare.  These squirrels are related to the famous Kaibab Squirrel, and from what I was told, they were the same species before the Canyon split.  After centuries of separation, they have evolved into two seperate species.  Anyway, here’s Mr. Abert Squirrel, Esq.

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Enjoy,

Kelly

A Photo Challenge: Supermoon

A friend challenged me to post a nature photo every day for seven days. Challenge accepted!  I would like to make it a 30 day challenge, we’ll see what happens.

Anyway, I decided to make my first entry of the challenge tonight’s supermoon.  I went with a friend up to the east side of Zion where the plateau opens up for a better view of the moon rise.  It was absolutely spectacular!

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The moon just as it left the horizon.

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Tonight I took probably the best shots of the moon to date.

On the way back home, we stopped at the Checkerboard Mesa pullout to try our luck at something different.

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These are the cliffs looking west.

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Looking back at the moon. I didn’t realize until after I processed this, that I got the Seven Sisters as well.  Bonus!!!

Enjoy!

 

Kelly

 

Kolob Colors Revisited

I promised more images from my Kolob Terrace trip.  Sorry it took so long getting these out there.  img_8348-copy

I love the juxtaposition of the light yellows and greens against the dark green.

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img_8419-copyBeautiful day for a flight (if you’re a Mallard duck).

Enjoy!