Double Desert Rainbow
Arching over Red Mountain (Ivins, Utah), a colorful double rainbow appeared after a spring storm. The clouds, light and color were fantastic. Adding to the beauty, wildflowers were blooming! I love Utah!
Perhaps my favorite photograph from Yant Flat. This shot of a solitary tree on a sandstone hill reminded my of another tree in East Zion. Although both are wonderful, I prefer this lonely tree. I spotted him from a great distance.
Mother nature never ceases to impress me with such beautiful sandstone formations.
This solitary teepee amidst the higher Paw Hole plateau of Coyote Buttes South catches the first rays of light. Some rain had fallen just before dawn and the clouds started to disperse for the day.
Desert life extremes make even small growing bushes struggle to survive the rock terrain. But the lovely view and arch at this location make it special to me. This arch is un-named in the Valley of Fire state park
Portal Arch in the Morning
Taking a guess that this site would be best in the morning light, I hiked in before dawn. Luck was with me this day and light clouds like cotton candy dotted the sky. Portal Arch received the morning light a glowed beautifully.
Yant Flat Sunrise Panorama
Sunrise over the undulating sandstone hills of Yant Flat are as impressive as any sunrise I've seen anywhere.
Serious southwest photographers need to add Yant Flat to the long list of places to see. I loved my first visit and plan to return again and again.
Window without Glass
This triangular arch formed a stunning window to the desert surround the Valley of Fire state park.
Gordon Smith: Self-Portrait in a desert window
Near Melody Arch in the Wave, there is an enormous window in the rock itself. Against the morning light on distant teepees, I sit contemplating the wondrous beauty.
The sharp angles of this arch conform to the distant desert rocky peak.