Sunrise this morning in Zion National Park.
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
I will do my best to post more frequently in the coming year. I have so many posts planned, but it seems that work and life get in the way too frequently.
It started raining last night and it’s been raining most of the day. This is the first time it’s rained here in 154 days! This broke the previous record of 145 days with no rain, from about 40 years ago.
Sunrise in Zion National Park this morning was absolutely gorgeous! It snowed overnight, and cleared out sometime early this morning.
I was looking for the perfect sunset to a great day, and I found this photo. Taken in the Beaver Dam Wilderness Area east of Mesquite, Nevada.
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.
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).
I love these clouds!
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.
Happy Easter, everyone! Enjoy your adventures and be safe! It’s a desert out there!!!
My good friend and fellow blogger and photographer dawn2dawn went to the Arizona Strip, home of many amazing places, some known and some not so known.
We met (invaded their camp, actually) a wonderful family while out looking for some cool clay formations similar to the Painted Desert. We invited them to come along (least we could do) and explore the area.
Here’s a taste of what we found.
Clay cliffs with the Vermillion Cliffs in the background
And, of course you can’t have a desert scene without the obligitory cow skull.
Of course, this was only at the end of the trip. The beginning is yet to come…
Here are some more photos from my trip to Antelope Canyon. Enjoy!
This is only a preview of what’s to come.
Have you ever done something that seems impossible? Does your current situation feel overwhelming? Have you ever thought, “I could never accomplish that!” Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I climb this mountain?” The answer: “ONE STEP AT A TIME!”
Well, I was going through my archives tonight just poking around, and found this gem. I was living at the Grand Canyon at the time, and decided to go hiking into the Canyon with a friend. It was an easy five miles down to Plateau Point. The view was spectacular. However, this was in November when the days are extremely short. The hike back to Indian Gardens wasn’t too bad, but then I looked up and saw this:
I thought: “How in the world am I going to get back up this?” One step at a time. Needless to say, we made it back to the top well after dark, and assisted a few unfortunate people who didn’t have flashlights, food or water. One of them was very upset because her friends had left her because she was too slow and wasn’t sure they were waiting for her at the top. It was a tough situation to be in.