Let’s look at something beautiful and happy while cooped up indoors. Luckily we’re still in operation here in Zion, but many restrictions are now in place. Cars can now drive into the canyon, but the weather scared many away today. They just missed out on waterfalls and snow capped mountains. I took these after work today.
With all the gloomy news right now, we deserve a little beauty to take our minds off the doom and gloom. I just took this as I was walking home from work today. It was snowing this morning (on Friday the 13th, in the desert? Go figure..), and it’s been raining all day.
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.
I’m going through photos of my most recent jaunt up Zion Canyon shooting fall colors, and I found this gem of some leaves flowing down the creek below Weeping Rock. I hope you enjoy it.
There was a monsoon storm pop up this evening in Zion National Park. It was one of the most spectacular storms I’ve seen in quite a while. The rain came down in buckets. Lightning everywhere! I watched lightning hit Mount Majestic three times in about five minutes! I wish I could have gotten them on film! One of the times lightning hit Mount Majestic and Castle Dome almost simultaneously!
Anyway, I decided it was necessary to get out the camera and start shooting. Glad I did! I caught these of Employee Falls, which is right outside my back door!
I love being near waterfalls. Yes, we do have them here in the desert. The best kind are springs that flow year-round. They are some of the best places to get away from the crowds and be alone, at least for a little while. (Then work calls.)
The serenity of these places is unmatched by almost anything. The Canyon Tree Frog croaking away at each other adds to the serenity and tranquility (they sound like sheep, not frogs).
Well, here’s my bliss:
I have entered an art show at the Canyon Community Center, located at 126 Lion Blvd in Springdale, Utah. This show is running through October 3rd, so if you’re in the area please stop by.
It is also an art contest and there were many amazing entries. The arts are very appreciated and supported very well here, and there are many talented artists as well.
I have entered two pieces in this show and they are featured in my blog. (See Geranium Richardsonii and the image on my front page.)
These are my friends who graciously attended the show and took photos for me (although they missed the reception-sorry).
By the way, these images are for sale, and info is on the pillar inside the show. For those not able to attend, they are $650 plus shipping.