Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring on Mt Olympus

Hiking after work yesterday before sundown, a chance to get some exercise and see this years crop of spring wildflowers in bloom. Photographing wildflowers over the last few years has for me been a good means to an end of learning to identify them.

A new to me Parsley was in bloom.

Always on the lookout for a better shot of Glacier Lilys.
Still not quite there yet.

Phlox has been on my list to re-shoot also and I'm happy with these.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Hunting For Redbud

A quest taking me to redrock canyon country and the successful failure to find a sandstone entrenched redbud tree in bloom. No, did not find the tree this time but had a wonderful time trying. Hiked the rimlands around Seven Mile Canyon, the narrows of Smith Fork, an interesting hike to Brimhall Bridge, and wrapped it up with long full day hiking to and photographing Happy Canyon. Great company, great food, great scenery. An excellent extended weekend in Southern Utah.

A sample of Happy Canyons halls of light.