Saturday, December 5, 2009

Field Trip Part 2: Utah

The first three photos were taken at or near Zion National Park in southern Utah. The trees here are so different from what I'm used to.

This is the view from the porch of our hotel room (below). We checked in after dark and woke to this breath-taking scene in the morning.

These sand dunes are in Death Valley National Park. We got up before sunrise to take photos here. I'm not a "morning person," but for this, it was worth it!

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11 comments:

swissquilter said...

great pictures! thanks for sharing
Edith

Jodie said...

Amazing, I know these places because I sometimes write them on envelopes but yet I have no idea what they actually look like !

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Wow, what a landscape! So much different from our´s. I would love to see it in real someday.

Jackie said...

The last picture doesn't even look like it belongs in the U.S. They are all just so breathtaking! Now I feel the need for a trip out west and soon.

myolivebranch.wordpress.com said...

LOVE the first tree pic!

Nedra said...

I live in St. George, Utah, less than an hours drive from Zion National Park, and I follow your blog. Beautiful pictures and this is one of the best times to come our way.
Just outside of St. George is Snow Canyon State Park, where they have solid rock formations that look like your last picture. You'll have to come see them next time you are out our way.

badlandsquilts said...

Beautiful photos!

Grandma G said...

Awesome photos... especially the first one!

kwiltmakr said...

Beautiful photos, yesterday and this post. I went to the Salt Flats when I was really little. With all the beautiful scenery here in the U.S. I always wondered why people go to Europe.

Carrie P. said...

Awesome pictures.

mutteringsfromthemoor said...

Beautiful, and SO different to my local landscape here in the UK. I'd love to visit Utah one day.