Monday, August 31, 2015

Full Moon

Full moons are fascinating - waiting for it to come up; seeing the various clouds and airplanes, etc., around it makes for some drama - and then watching it go down.  Here's a few of the moonrise over the Oquirrh's..





Saturday, August 29, 2015

Along the way - beauty.

The walk to Lower Calf Creek Falls is full of beauty, best noticed on your way to the falls since the way back is often consumed with thoughts of cold drinks! Here's a few shots along the way...





Friday, August 28, 2015

On the road again.

We had a wonderful breakfast at Hell's Backbone Grill, then checked out and drove over to the Grill's garden to see where they grew all the wonderful vegetables they served.
Then on the road  again - stopped to photograph this Golden Eagle as he flew from a deer that he was feeding on.  A bit further down the road we had to stop again, this time to watch a couple of Sandhill Cranes feeding. A great way to end a great trip.




Lower Calf Creek Falls walk

Well, probably hike is a better description of a 6 mile r/t walk. We were greeted by the ubiquitous raven as we arrived at the trailhead and enjoyed the scenery and people along the way. The falls were stunning as always and different than before - the hidden colors and flows make for some very interesting photos.  Here's some from the day. mtc.







Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rainy day in Boulder

Rain started early this morning and lasted into the mid-afternoon. So we took a ride up the Burr Trail to the end of Long Canyon, then coffee and cookies at the Kiva Koffeehouse just past Calf Creek Campground. A good nap and then a great dinner using the BBQ at poolside at Boulder Mountain Lodge.
Here's a few shots from the rainy day - a challenge to keep the rain off the lens and out of the photo. The colors are very dynamic in the rain - and there is so much to see in this area.


Looking down on Long Canyon.


Colors and patterns.


View from the end of Long Canyon to the NE.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Light and color and big sky!

We're in Boulder Utah for a few days enjoying Boulder Mountain Lodge and Hell's Backbone Grill along with friends. The ride over Boulder Mountain did not yield any photos - way too much smoke and haze and clouds - flat flat light. But the morning sun on clouds at home and the afternoon play of light and shadow on the mountains by Koosharem were well worth capturing. We'll see what tomorrow brings!