Saturday, December 19, 2015


Took a short-break in Utah last month, 48 hours was just not enough time to explore the amazing other worldly landscapes of Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. That being said, the time we spent in both parks was not wasted, it was awesome!

We stopped in St George Utah for some information and were greeted by this heart in the parking lot. I took it as a sign of good things to come and an affirmation of my love to travel.

I wish....

"A million years of flowing water has cut through the red and white beds of Navajo sandstone that form the sheer walls of Zion. The geologic heart of the canyon began as a vast desert millions of years ago; almost incessant winds blew one dune on top of another until the sands reached a depth of more than 2,000 feet. You can still see the track of these ancient winds in the graceful crossbedded strata of Zion's mighty cliffs."
It looks like the backdrop to a movie with colors of the sandstone ranging from cream to pink to orange to red. My photographs hardly do it justice.

Court of the Patriarchs  Abrahan, Isaac and Jacob

RED CANYON gave us our first glimpse of Hoodoos and snow. I imagine that many folks zoom past
this wee gem of a park in anticipation of Bryce, a few miles down the road. I would recommend stopping and taking a hike.

Who knew that erosion could be so awe inspiring? I wanted to return before I left.  I was mesmerized by the shapes, colors and the solitude, the place is magic.

"There is a sense of place here that goes beyond rocks. Some local Paiute Indians explained it with a legend. Once there lived animal-like creatures that changed themselves into people. But they were bad, so Coyote turned them into rocks of various configurations. The spellbound creatures still huddle together here with faces painted just as they were before being turned to stone."

Saturday, December 5, 2015


If I had to pick a favorite month, October would certainly be in the running for first place. I could also argue that early December sunsets fill my soul with equal satisfaction so I'm happy I don't have to pick a favorite.
Oddly enough, I randomly chose 31 photos to celebrate the joy of October.