Thursday, February 5, 2015

Winter Morning


Whenever we are in Utah and visiting those wonderful National Parks like Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Zion we love to drive along Highway 12 that connects Capitol Reef (photo above) and Bryce Canyon. It is one of the most scenic highways I know, not very busy (at least not in winter when it is often covered with snow) and fittingly called a "scenic byway". It goes without saying that we drove along it when we were in Utah over winter break.

We had spent the day before in Capitol Reef, stayed in a hotel close by and left quite early in the morning. It was very cold (13 F), and there was almost no one else on the road. The winter morning we experienced here was fantastic.


The sun had just risen, but many clouds blocked its light down to planet Earth. The light, though, was interesting and gave the morning a certain magic.


We saw foot prints in the snow, left by the wildlife who crossed here during the night.


Where is the fence, you ask? Look no further.


Not a permanent fence, though. It's only here as long as the snow is.


But that might still be a few months.


I'm linking up to Theresa's "Good Fences" - it's always a pleasure to be in the company of other fence lovers.


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22 comments:

Jeanne said...

this is a beautiful place and I love your third shot! The lighting is simply perfect!

Debbie said...

beautiful winter images...and what a cool looking snow fence!!

really pretty light in these!!!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Superschöne Fotos wieder Carola :)
Wundervolle Landschaft, die Du da sehen darfst :)
Wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende
【ツ】Knipsa

eileeninmd said...

Utah is a beautiful state. I loved Bryce, Canyonlands and Zion.. Your photos are lovely especially the sky shots.. Have a happy day!

Karen S. said...

A most beautiful winter adventure following along, and yes, it does appear much like what we have around here, a snow fence!

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous views! that's a neat snow fence - the ones i used to see in wisconsin were wooden slats. :)

Bethany Carson said...

Wow! That is a fantastic view! Thanks for sharing the lovely scenes with us!

Andrea Priebe said...

Oh, Carola ... I could learn to love winter in a place like this. These are just wonderful shots and I can even see the cold. We have snow fences too but ours are orange ... can't miss them, which I think is the point, because we have a lot of crazy snowmobile people out flying across the fields ... wouldn't want to hit a snow fence at high speeds :) Love this post, Carola ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Linda Kay said...

Loved your photos...those pictures of the sky are gorgeous. Wonder what the animal tracks are from, maybe a deer?

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! Beautiful lighting in these gorgeous scenes

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

There's no fence like snow fence!

;-)

P.S. Utah is pretty. I always love your pics.
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Ida said...

Stunning views indeed.
Yep it does look as if that snow fence will be there a while. Nice shots.

Elephant's Child said...

How very, very beautiful. That light is exceptional. There is something about winter light isn't there? Particularly early in the day.

Michelle said...

love shots 2 & 3!

Magic Love Crow said...

Simply beautiful ;o)

Felicia said...

gorgeous winter scenery in the desert. a cool snow fence too.

John's Island said...

Carola - The delicate shades of color in the early morning pics ... just wonderful! So cool to get a snow fence in for Good Fences. Really enjoying your blog! John

Ruth Kelly said...

Well, I know where all our snow went - to southern Utah.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow - those panoramas are beautiful.
Rinda

Miss Val's Creations said...

The photos are gorgeous! Sweet Valentine's Day card too.

bailey-road.com said...

What beautiful scenery!

EG CameraGirl said...

How pleasant to enjoy this scenery with so few other people around!