Frozen Friday

Woke up this morning to new snow at Zion. It’s been an absolutely gorgeous day. (I tried to post this yesterday, but the internet wasn’t cooperating.)

Enjoy!

Winter Wonderland

It snowed here most of the night. I woke up to a magical winter wonderland. The first snowstorm of 2019.

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The Watchman

Mountain of the Sun

Zion Lodge

Enjoy,

Kelly

Sunday Sunrise

Sunrise in Zion National Park this morning was absolutely gorgeous! It snowed overnight, and cleared out sometime early this morning.

Enjoy,

Kelly

Zion at Night

On Monday, August 21, I went to Lee Valley on the Kolob Terrace section of Zion National Park to photograph the Milky Way.  Well, Mother Nature had other ideas, and it was overcast and looked like a storm was rolling in.  I figured I could get some lightening shots instead.  Well, that didn’t happen either.  What I was able to photograph was some really cool clouds against the distant cliffs of Zion National Park.

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I was also able to (barely) capture sunset on West Temple because it was so cloudy.

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I also decided to modify one to Black & White.  I think it’s pretty cool, what do you think?

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Here are the images of the night sky with clouds in the foreground.

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Enjoy,

Kelly

 

Wordless Wednesday: Snow

The snow storm finally got here this evening, but earlier today, it was in the cliffs above the Lodge here at Zion National Park.  Looking south at the Mountain of the Sun (if you can see it behind the clouds).  Yes, that is a cottonwood tree on the right, probably the biggest one you’ll ever see.  Over 80 years old and at least 150 feet high.

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Enjoy,

Kelly

White Pocket

A week ago, I wandered into the deserts of Arizona with my friend dawn2dawn to photograph White Pocket.  This is an area on the Arizona Strip that is difficult to get to and (sometimes) hard to find.  (We got lost a couple of times, and it’s very sandy and easy to get stuck).

Needless to say, we found it- Yeah!!!  I had never been there, so it was a new experience to see all the amazing formations that are there.  I could easily have spent a couple of days here.

Here’s a taste of what I found.

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Oh, yes, mushrooms even grow in rocks…how interesting!!

This strata of sandstone is known to have dinosaur footprints and evidence of their existance.  I was asking outloud if there are any dinosaur footprints in this area, and I looked over and couldn’t believe my eyes!  I found not a dinosaur print, but a giant footprint of a sneaker!!  My foot is next to it for comparison (I wear a size 9).

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Just as we left, a jackrabbit ran in front of us.  Before he did, though, I was able to get a good look at him.  Somehow I think it’s the Easter Bunny out for a training run.

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Happy Easter, everyone!  Enjoy your adventures and be safe!  It’s a desert out there!!!

Kelly

 

 

 

Gallery Updates

On the advice from a fellow blogger, I organized my galleries to be subject specific.  There is a new gallery for Bryce Canyon National Park (I realize I need to post more photos of this beautiful place), Grand Canyon National Park, and of course, my beloved Zion National Park.  I also posted galleries for flowers and birds, with a gallery for Ancient Art, Arizona, and Other Animals in the works.

Enjoy the images! Remember, they are all available for purchase.  Contact me for details.

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