Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snow Fence

It's winter, so time for a snow fence. This particular one I saw in Arches National Park this past December.


This is the parking lot for the trail head to Sand Dune Arch (only a few minutes to walk) and Broken Arch which you can see in the top right corner in the photo above. It had snowed the night before and was still snowing in the morning, but then the sun made its way through the clouds and there was even some blue sky. It was very cold, though, especially in the shade.


Sand Dune Arch is hidden among these tall rocks and almost completely in the shade. The ground among those rocks is sandy, beautiful soft red sand - hence the name. I thought that the color of the wooden fence matches its surroundings perfectly.


This is the view to the right, away from those rocks, and as you can see, the next storm was already forming. Quite the dramatic sky, don't you think?

I'm linking this beautiful fence in one of my most favorite national parks to Theresa's "Good Fences".


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26 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images from Arches! It is one of my favorite parks! Happy Thursday!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Das ist ja wunderschön dort, da möchte ich auch gern mal hin :)
Wünsche Dir einen wunderschönen Tag :)
【ツ】Knipsa

TexWisGirl said...

how very pretty! briskly cold scenes but beautiful!

loved the hedgehugs!

Cranberry Morning said...

What stunning fence photos! The rocks at the other angle look like another kind of fence, sort of. Beautiful photo!

gina said...

What wonderful fence shots -- I love the lines and repetition of the colors in your first image! Arches is definitely on my bucket list.

Margaret Adamson said...

These three images have spectacular scenery in them and the snow just adds to their beauty.

Miss Val's Creations said...

These images are absolutely stunning! Sweet little hedgehog Valentine.

Linda Kay said...

Carola, I can't believe how the fence matches the mountain behind it. Beautiful color amid the snow.

Elephant's Child said...

Oh my. What a glorious sight. I suspect the air is as fresh as the view. Envious thoughts.

Karen S. said...

National Parks are like the best ever. The mountains are gorgeous, and the fence is sturdy and appealing to the eyes! It's a natural blend!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How beautiful these are...the combination of the snow in the desert, lovely!

Lisa Comperry said...

So beautiful :-)

Felicia said...

fabulous images Carola. Arches is gorgeous with snow on all that red rock.

you should link to skywatch friday too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's such a beautiful park and amazing with the snow. I haven't been there in years...makes me want to travel West! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful captures of this winter fence, and this looks like a gorgeous area! Love your photos

John's Island said...

What a great post for "Good Fences" ... very well done! I am really enjoying your photography.

windrock studio said...

Such gorgeous images!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful photos, Carola! The rusty-orange of the fence looks great with natural rock formations and both are beautiful with the dusting of snow.

NatureFootstep said...

the red rock looks very nice with a bit of snow decorating it :)

Kathy McB said...

Beautiful contrast of the fence against the snow.

Susan W said...

These are beautiful. The touch of snow makes them so special. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

beautiful views, the winter colors are amazing.....and the sky is blue = perfection!!!

Bethany Carson said...

The rocks and scenery are beautiful! Looks like a very sturdy fence.

Lynn said...

I was just scrolling through your blog - what wonderful photos. And I see you live in northern California - one of my favorite places in the world.

You were the commenter above me at Elephant's Child's blog, so I decided to have a look at yours. :) Cheers!

Michelle B said...

The snow looks so beautiful on the red rocks!

Maria Ontiveros said...

A gorgeous fence, and those Valentine's are really cute.
Rinda