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CEDAR BREAKS National Monument, Utah; (Picture taken on our visit there, 9/17/17);

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah --9/17/17

Hello to my wonderful Blog Friends!   George and I just returned from a wonderful 16 day trip out west...  This trip was spent mostly in Utah and in a little part of Arizona...  Today's header and photo are both from one of our favorite places,  CEDAR BREAKS  NATIONAL MONUMENT (found near Cedar City, Utah).  This park isn't open year-round like many of them, since their elevation is over 10,000 feet... They do get a lot of snow there!!!  In  fact,  on our last trip in June of 2011,  we did see some snow while there.

This year,  even though there was a brisk and cold wind blowing while we were there,  we did not see any snow... I am featuring two of my favorite pictures for you today from this trip to Cedar Breaks...  I love seeing the gorgeous Engelmann Pine trees in this park.  However,  beetles have destroyed many of them..  BUT--the good news is that these pines come back quickly--as you can see when looking at my blog post photo today..

Hope you enjoy these two pictures ---and hope you will stop by my Joyful Reflections Blog next week to see much more from our fabulous Western Trip...

Have a fantastic October!

Hugs,

10 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Simply gorgeous! You and George really know how to take a trip!!!

George said...

Both of these photos are gorgeous!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I am already waiting to see even more of your lovely pictures. You've been on my mind today and in my conversations with Steve. He just came back from a week in the Duluth,Minnesota area. Found several beautiful but small waterfalls. We are planning on going back there next summer-----HMMMM,maybe we could encourage some friends to meet us there.

Ann Thompson said...

A stunning view in both photos

Pat Tillett said...

Gorgeous photos Betsy! That part of the country is amazing.

The Furry Gnome said...

Those photos are spectacular! Good to hear from you.

Jeevan said...

Awesome view on the layers and layers of mountain slopes. The pines look wonderful with sharp peaks and I couldn’t image how this scene rock through snow. Hope to see more on this in you blog

Happy Sunday

Arkansas Patti said...

I figured you two were some place fabulous. Looking forward to the rest of the the story. You always make me want to travel and see more of this lovely country.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

That snow has disappeared is just one of the sad effects of our warming planet. Oceans are warmer too. But you sure did see some great landscapes.

linda m said...

What a fantastic view. WOW!!!