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sunset at delicate arch

3.07.2012

























life has been filled to the brim lately. i crash as soon as i get a free minute to rest.
hoping this blog won't be as neglected as it has been lately.

i love the in-between times of day that are the morning and the evening.
i love when the sun in just below or just above the horizon...its light does something magical.
i've never been at delicate arch for a sunset, and boy was i surprised to see the crowd for the show.
the wind was strong so we ducked behind a nice rock ledge and huddled together...
although ceej couldn't contain his excitement and he jumped from rock formation to rock formation.

i think i could spend the rest of my life writing about the desert and be perfectly happy. 
unfortunately, we people here in utah are dealing with some insane representatives
who want to take all of the public/federal land from me and from you so they can 
have their way with it (you know, sell it off to corporations so we can't enjoy it any more, etc).
ugh. i often wonder how much time politicians actually spend in the wilderness.
i think they could use a little tonic of wildness, don't you?

19 comments:

tuuli hiuksissa said...

Lovely light, great pictures! I can have a dream of being there.

Barb said...

You photograph an area I love to visit. It looks amazing in the evening light.

tinyparticlesoflight said...

Such a wonderfully magical place, the desert. There is something about it that speaks to my soul like no other place. (And the crazy potential that part of it may be sold off and developed gives me anxiety!)

p.s. I love your style - it's so young Katharine Hepburn. ;)

xo
cortnie

Kristina said...

The first picture my favorite! Such a great shot! The light in magical! Never been to such an amazing landscape, how to visit soon!!
And you are right, public land, should be public not sold to corporations. how sad!!!!

stephanie claire said...

love the reds, love the long shadows, love the wind in the hair.

i think you have the right balance of wilderness vs politicians. : )

Caroline said...

Beautiful.

cupcakes said...

I am so concerned with the land being demolished for profit. The places I visit and the ones I have yet to come across It pains me to hear that it can just be bought.

crispin korschen said...

what a gorgeous place......i would love to go and visit it. I hope there are enough people making a lot of noise about selling off such land so the politicians will have to think twice

Anya said...

Beautiful shots! For a girl who is used to woods and lakes - desert seems like an alien territory. I so hope to get to explore it some time soon.

Chloe said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog for quite a while, but this is my first comment! Hello!
I'm just crazy about your landscape pictures, they're so incredible. I always look forward to photos from your trips!
Best,
Chloe

chestnutmocha said...

fantastic views and great shots!

Erin said...

For one of our anniversaries (can't remember which now) I framed a photograph of my husband and I kissing under Delicate Arch. It's still hanging in our home and it brings back a flood of memories whenever I stop to look. I can feel the sunset in your photos! So beautiful!

And, I am sure if more people spent more time in all the places we call wilderness then more people would understand and know of its ability to heal and replenish. When you are there you know it was made just for you, and somehow it was made just for everyone around you, as well...it IS magic. What is the talk in Utah? Which public lands are they trying to gouge? Please not Moab, Arches, Canyonlands, Escalante? Please no!

Lindsay @ Daily Doily said...

Absolutely beautiful :) All of the photographers made me laugh! It looks so serene until you see that.

Relyn said...

We had a wonderful southwest road trip this summer and I have been missing such views. Thank you.

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

Oh I do! They definitely need to go out into the wild. These photos are absolutely gorgeous. What a perfect experience! Well, aside from the wind.

Being Julia said...

I love the canyon lands....really...and...YES...the politicians in Utah are CRAZY...messed up...out of touch...need I go on? It is sad...very sad...that is why I had to leave Utah...as much as I loved the state...there was an awareness issue that was more than my realist sensibilities could handle...inspiration and motivation to make sure one gets their behinds out to vote...don't you think?

Swan Artworks said...

What an incredible landscape! I love the transitions of nature, twilight deepening to velvet night, storm into stillness, shadow into light...
It looks a very special place to be at any time of day!
Carrie... :)

Kylie said...

it really is breathtaking isnt it? i hope things go well with the land. there are issues like that more and more all over the world. just enjoy it and soak it up like you are and keep living your life on the edge!

Taylor / The Little Deer said...

It is my dream to go there. And I also love what you wrote... I think everyone needs to spend a little more time in nature.