Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Perfect Timing

PANGUITCH, UT -- Bryce Canyon National Park, like Yellowstone and Glacier, would irritate the heck out me in the summertime when the tourist trade is booming.

Enduring exhaust-fumed, bumper-to-bumper traffic, or riding in a shuttle full of annoying Elmore Gawkers with whining little kids, is not my idea of how to experience nature's grandeur of this caliber. Add in the summer heat, and I can't wait to get out of there.

Right now I have this whole place almost to myself and I love it. Wintertime outdoor photography is usually more interesting anyway, since only the most-dedicated or crazy shooters will go out looking for scenery when it's 10 degrees below zero.

It's not quite that cold here, but the snow is piled higher than Bric's back and it's definitely quite chilly. That's why I took this rather-bland picture below from my truck's window in, appropriately named, Red Canyon. This shot is not enhanced by any type of photo-manipulating software, I swear.

My new Nikon has captured more-stunning versions of this area's glorious color, but I'm saving them to show you later. I need to write something inspirational to accompany some of my newly acquired Kodak moments. There's even a Kodachrome Basin State Park here, if you can believe it.

To say, "It's really pretty here," is an idiotic understatement an Emore Gawker might utter, so I'll just close by telling you, "Don't ever come here in July."


  1. What a wonderful first place to stop Donna, and the photo is breathtaking! I'll take your word for it about traveling there in the summer. Sounds like your road adventure is off to a wonderful start. Buckling my seat belt and settling in for the ride right along with you...

  2. Oh yeah - Rich and I went through there a couple of years ago - awesome is an understatement! Even in the rain on a motorcycle it defies the imagination of the grandeur God has placed here for us if we'll just look. I'm thrilled to see you out and about Sis - God bless ya!! Steve

  3. Thanks. For someone who basically never left the house for about six months, I guess I am doing pretty good.

  4. Sounds like your having a good time. Keep me posted along the way, so I'll have an idea when to expect you. Gini is here and Mary will be here late tomorrow night. Take your time and take lots of pictures.I know the terrain is beautiful. Your bed awaits!
    Luv, cousin Janet

  5. One of my best buddies just got a job as marketing manager of Yellowstone National Park, she lives on site. Can you believe it! She lives in the middle of an Ansel Adams picture.
    So awesome.


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