Friday, July 20, 2012

Utah Calling


    My regular readers will know that I fell in love with Utah a couple of years ago on a road trip  with my husband.

     Everything about it amazed me...the breadth of it...the luminous air...the landscape that seemed to change with every bend in the road.



                     Arches National Park

It has called me many times to return, but I've not found the chance. Because I woke up this morning imagining the hot sun above me and red soil beneath my feet, I thought a few favourite pictures would be perfect for Skywatch Friday



 Yes, I know...another one of my unwise choices, treating a running arroyo as just another photo op!


 Bryce Canyon defies description with its mystical hoodoos and cliffs that graze the clouds.

                                            Canyonlands National Park

Of all the sights,  it was Monument Valley that simply took my breath away. I considered it a great stoke of luck that we ran straight into a raging storm.


 Every turn of the road revealed new treasures and changing skies.



We encountered this lovely lake as we took a quick detour into Wyoming, just because we could.

We stopped to get a few shots of this abandoned ranch along the way. Unfortunately, we also got busted for trespassing, but that's another story!

      How could one not fall in love with a place as magical and varied as this as this? 





I'm linking up today with Skywatch Friday. If you get a chance, stop by to see other skies from around the world...

              http://skyley.blogspot.ca/




And while only a few of these shots qualify, I'm also linking up to Weekend Reflections because I know James will like the pictures...


19 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh yes, I know how you loved Utah, and I remember the story of you getting busted. One of these times you're going to get busted in BC, and will have to explain to the Mounties that you do it all the time. LOL
Loved seeing these photos.
K

Lynette Killam said...

I know, Kay...I really should grow up, but it begins to less and less likely...:)

Sylvia K said...

Utah is an incredibly beautiful state! I lived there for over a year and my daughter went to college there! Your photos are superb, Lynette -- reflections and otherwise! Thanks for sharing!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Nefertiti said...

Magnifique !

Gary said...

Incredible series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

James said...

What a beautiful place! Great shots!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, thanks so much for posting these, it's building up my excitement for my trip in October!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I've never been to Utah but these spectacular photos will stay in my mind. I have to add that your comment to Kay about 'growing up" made me smile as I'm 65 and the same thought has crossed my mind more than once (including the poor likelihood that it will happen at this point).

Sherry Blue Sky said...

GLORIOUS photos, kiddo! It must be AMAZING to be right there in the midst of such beauty. I, too, love Monument Valley best. You must go back. You must, you must, you must!

Cafe au lait said...

Gorgeous shots.

My entry.

Saun said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Pat said...

These are spectacular photos of places in Utah and Wyoming. The colors are incredible--the red earth, the blue, blue skies. Now I want to visit there. I've lived nearly my entire life in California and I haven't been to any of these sites.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Stunning photos, I would love to visit Utah, it's now on my list.
Paul

Catherine said...

Beautiful sequence....

rapunzel said...

Such beautiful shots!!!

aka Penelope said...

Lovely photos and memories! I was in Utah many years ago but did not take many pictures so it is so nice to see yours. The mystic quality you describe so well stayed with me all these years.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's a beautiful place for making photos: the colours, the clean lines, the variety...wonderful.

Mad Kane said...

Wow! Amazing photos!
Madeleine Begun Kane

Breezy said...

Lovely pics!
Come back to Utah anytime.