Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bryce Canyon Nationall Park - Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park was the third stop on my trip out west and along with Zion National Park from my last trip photos, they were my very favorites.

Isn't the view breathtaking?? It certainly was a thrill to walk down into this gorgeous canyon. My camera was attached to my wrist the whole time we were walking our way down into the center of the canyon. I stopped a lot along the way down as well as the way back up, to snap these photos.

The closest thing I can say to put the experience into words would be....imagine walking on a giant chess board, with these larger then life chess pieces surrounding you everywhere you turned. That is what walking down into Bryce Canyon was like!!!

One of the fun things we did on this trip was to stop and take photographs of each other with these gorgeous vistas in the background. Me, my walking stick and my back pack on the edge of the chess board.

You can click to make any of the photos you see larger.

I hope you've enjoyed the view into Bryce Canyon. One more stop on the trip to show but I'll save that for next time.

My next blog post I'll be hosting a fall egg art giveaway. I'm creating a special piece for this, a decorative egg with stand. I'm also looking at this as a fun opportunity to get out some of my egg art creations and re-photograph them in display groupings. Just another excuse to get my camera out, which is one of my favorite things to do.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh your photos are amazing! i feel like i am there!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,
Your photos and compositions are beautiful and reflect your artistic eye. What a lovely and amazing place to visit. Thank you for sharing your inspirations.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What magnificent photographs of an amazing place. What a vacation, lovely. Fall egg art, now this I am intrigued with. I just love your blog, and I peeked at your shop, you are very talented.

Catherine Holman said...

Hi Ruth,
I will definitely have to add this to my vacation destination list.
The photos are fantastic!

Gail McCormack said...

I'm very much enjoying your journey Ruth, I've also enjoyed catching up on your previous posts - your work is very special!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Oh WOW! Now that is the kind of chess board I really like. Thanks for sharing your great pics of this very beautiful part of our planet. Wish I could go there pronto and see it with my own eyes.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Ruth, your photos are stunning! Especially when enlarged. What a beautiful journey, I bet standing at the bottom there was just awe-inspiring.

Inspired Tokens said...

Bryce Canyon is amazing. Did you know that the rock formations are called 'Hoodoos'.

General Description:
Hoodoos are tall skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and "broken" lands. Hoodoos are most commonly found in the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau and in the Badlands regions of the Northern Great Plains. While hoodoos are scattered throughout these areas, nowhere in the world are they as abundant as in the northern section of Bryce Canyon National Park. In common usage, the difference between Hoodoos and pinnacles or spires is that hoodoos have a variable thickness often described as having a "totem pole-shaped body." A spire, on the other hand, has a smoother profile or uniform thickness that tapers from the ground upward.

Too much info I know ...but I just fell in love with these formations! Wonderful photo's and great trip!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful photos! And a cute one of you standing next to the rim of the chess board (great description, btw!).

Donna said...

Absolutely amazing, beautiful and breathtaking!

Looking forward to seeing more of your egg art creations!


Naturegirl said...

Amazing images and location! You had the thrill of walking about!! This reminds me of the red rocks in Sedona
WOW! WOW !WOW! I can imagine the thrill!

foobella said...

I've always wanted to go there and these pictures make me want to drop evertyhing, hop in the car and take a trip.