Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Morning Light - Zion National Park

Zion is a Hebrew word meaning safe haven:
 
 
 
morning stillness
 

 

spring's awakening

 

 

the blessings of warmth

 

We hiked for 9 miles to Observation Point, awed by the steep cliffs, twisting canyons, and lush vegetation of Utah's Zion National Park.

We are now at Bryce Canyon.

I like the way the desert landscape speaks quietly but has a lot to say -

One Good Thing

 

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful,colors. That's quite a hike, too - but I bet it was glorious!

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  2. Oh wow.. those colours and textures are just amazing. Beautiful!

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  3. How marvelous! Enjoy Bryce.

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  4. What a place, great photos. Have a great time.

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  5. Amazing images Barb! Enjoy the warmth. xo

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  6. Such beauty. It took me right back to our trip there last year. So glad you were able to go.

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  7. All the shots are beautiful with the irst one bing my favorite. So many different earthy colors with that pop of blue sky!

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  8. Wow- you must indeed be feeling better. I love Zion. When we were there last October we hiked up to Hidden Canyon, which cuts off to the right on that same trail.Next time we intend to go left to Observation Point. Hidden Canyon was a wonderful and quiet little spot. It had some really nice views- some of the views went unseen as I was holding onto the chain in the wall and would not look down. Wonderful images.

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  9. That's a perfectly beautiful way to describe the desert landscape. Desert flowers always make me think about survival... about just hanging in there!

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  10. The peace of being in nature and enjoying the moments.

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  11. You are a lucky person to hear silence speaking. So many of us are so lost in noisy thoughts that we can't hear the lessons of silence.

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  12. I like how the paint brush is shown creeping in the edges of the rocks.

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Your comments are always one good thing for me!