Happy New Year from Springdale, Utah & ZION Canyon!

Happy Holidays from the North Rim! Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim) Arizona USA

A small stand of Aspen trees show their fall color as they soak up the last rays of the setting Sun in the Kolob Terrace section of Zion National Park, Utah USA

The Milky Way reveals its self after the Sun sets over the North Rim of the Grand Canyon…

What a difference half an hour makes. This image was taken 30 minutes after the previous image I posted here yesterday. Freya Castle and the Colorado River at sunset from Cape Royal, Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, Arizona USA

Freya Castle and the Colorado River at sunset from Cape Royal, Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, Arizona USA

Mount Hayden seen from Point Imperial, Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, Arizona USA

I had a great trip to the North Rim last week. Here’s my favorite formation in the Grand Canyon, Wotan’s Throne. Taken from Cape Royal, Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, Arizona USA

A make-shift ladder leading to the top of lower Kanarra Creek Falls. Kanarraville, Utah USA

The International Space Station flies over the Watchman & Zion National Park, Utah USA

A Summer Storm breaks over Mount Moroni at The Court of the Patriarchs in Zion National Park, Utah USA.

From Wiki: The Angel Moroni is an angel that Joseph Smith, Jr. said visited him on numerous occasions, beginning on September 21, 1823. According to Smith, the angel was the guardian of the golden plates, which Latter Day Saints believe were the source material for the Book of Mormon, buried in a hill near his home in western New York. Moroni is an important figure in the theology of the Latter Day Saint movement, and is featured prominently in Mormon architecture and art.


A Summer storm gathers the last rays of light over Zion Canyon, Utah USA

Backlit hoodoos glow in the morning sun at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah USA.

A lone pine stretches its needles toward the morning Sun at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah USA.

A group of pine trees basks in the light of a full-moon at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah USA.