I took this picture just a few minutes ago from the back porch. The moon was shrouded in clouds. The aspens were looking particularly wispy...and after seven tries, I think I got one good picture. Taking shots at night is difficult, so I do not take too many (and therefore I don't have a lot of practice). Maybe this is something I need to work on.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Not a good place to get lost. Even the trees are lonely.
Yet, it's springtime, so a few flowers were blooming in the red, hot soil.
Capital Reef is a beautiful place to visit. The last time we were there was 35 years ago (and we're not even that old). The nice thing about National Parks is their lasting beauty. Once a place gets into the system, it gets saved from the forces of development and "modern living." It's a good thing for the soul to have these natural places.
Posted by Cruztalking at 4:52 PM
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Here's the view thru the front door.
In town, we saw the "official" temperature...if the Bank is correct!
On a more interesting note, the aspens have just started to leaf out. The tiny leaves are a sweet light green. With a cover of snow them, they are a bit out of place. I wonder what too much snow on leafy trees does to the tree?
Posted by Cruztalking at 1:27 PM
Thursday, May 13, 2010
For some reason, I have been fascinated with birds on this trip. Here are few more pictures of the finches at Zion and the cheeky ravens at Bryce.
On the other hand, there is the Raven. Cheeky does not even begin to describe how brazen and brassy this bird is. He was not afraid of me, and I was within 5 inches of his beak! He looked me in the eye and dared me to get nearer. I took pictures of him for about 5 minutes before he became bored and soared away. It was a great 5 minutes.
...and here is his final gift to me!
Posted by Cruztalking at 9:39 PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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