Here in southern Utah it feels like spring this week. It’s only February but the sun has come out to play for a while so I took my camera and headed to one of my favorite places. Snow Canyon is like a crayon box to me and a photographers dream. You experience every color there from Deep red to orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. This is what I came up with. Enjoy!
This area down by the base of the massive rock walls has a nice cool temperature. I would imagine this was a nice area for the pioneers and or the indians to rest and cool off. It is near where the Pioneers that settled the area wrote their names on the rock walls with wagon wheel grease. The one massive wall is covered with bits of moss and runs up against another deep red wall. There were rock climbers scaling the wall nearby.
Today I took my Daughter up the Canyon in Southern Utah and we got to witness the release of a Golden Eagle. The Last time Mike and I were up this canyon I missed a release that was going on by 30 seconds. Of course we didn’t know this is what was happening when we saw the mess of cars and pulled over but imagine my disappointment when I found out I could I could have been snapping shots of an eagle up close and personal. We were so close to seeing it that Mike said he saw the tip of his wing as we walked up! So of course I got info and was notified through facebook that they would be releasing another of these fierce beauties today. Todays Eagle had been slightly injured and was in rehab for 3 weeks. We were told to send a prayer for someone with the eagle. What a great day and the Canyon was beautiful . The leaves are just beginning to turn. To celebrate I am posting shot’s that I got.
A wing and a prayer …
In the storms of life may your heart soar like an Eagle .
Is it just me or does anyone that does a blog go through a learning curve? I have pulled out my credit card to my chagrin 3 times in picking a .com address. I started with WordPress, ventured over to Go Daddy and back to word press again. I was thrilled with the first address I chose AND purchased until later I googled the name and porn sights came up. What?! Sigh… back to the drawing board. I went back to WordPress and started my free blog. I decided I just needed to start somewhere and make mistakes . I needed to LET GO and just do! I needed to share this and let it be perfectly imperfect. Be BRAVE! I started learning many new things. For one I am learning a new language. This morning I learned what a WIDGET is and added a couple to my new blog. I learned what a URL is and I learned how to add an email request. I must say I was feeling pretty SMUG. It was in my REVERIE that I again made the decision let’s make this a .com! It would look so much better up in that address bar. So out came the credit card again. For a mere $26.00 you can lay claim as the only person in the whole world that has that address and have all kinds of protection. Well, inclusivity seems well worth the cost and who doesn’t need protection right? I finished my transaction and went back to my blog. To my horror when I went back to my sight the screen stared at me blankly and said, “The owner of this sight has shut it down” or something to that affect. It for sure did not say, “Welcome World” or “Just a little musing. No, there was no Musing and no “thoughtful creative space,” that I had created! Distraught I closed my computer and went to work. I told myself that EVERYTHING IS BETTER THE SECOND TIME AROUND. A new friend at work that is an english professor said, “you know Hemingway lost all his first writings in a fire, the young Hemingway said, the loss of his juvenilia was the best thing to happen to his development as a writer.” This did comfort me some and I resigned to starting over. Not that I had done much however what I had done because of MY LEARNING CURVE, felt time consuming and frustrating at this point. It also felt like I had lost my creation. The story has a happy ending. Apparently, when you make a change like this it takes WordPress time to catch up. When my friend googled my address there it was just waiting for me. Yipee! Because really, let’s face it, I am no HEMINGWAY and I just learned that a widget isn’t a cracker waiting for spread!
The trees and flowers called to me and my camera and so up the Cedar Break canyon we went on an adventure. Me and my Mike. There is no better medicine than this to reignite the spirit, optimism and gratitude!