It seems a bit weird, having been back from vacation for more than a month now, to launch into a series of “here’s what we did on our vacation” posts. So I won’t.
I will share a few pics, though. Just because I like them.
Colorado National Monument was one of our surprise finds. We actually only went there because we were in the neighborhood. None of us really had any idea just how breathtaking the place was.
This is not the sort of landscape you picture when you think of Colorado, right? As you can see on this map, it’s pretty close to Utah. We only did a drive-thru visit, really. We were on our way to Moab after all. But we HAD to stop and take some pictures.
The next pleasant surprise was Capitol Reef National Park. I mean, how interesting could a “reef” be in the desert Southwest?
The scenery was amazing. If you’ve never been out West, it’s hard to comprehend just how much wide open space there is. And fantastic scenery. It’s a bit mind-boggling, really.
That image immediately above is one of my favorite landscape captures.
This is another of my favorites. I love rocks anyway. Especially red rocks. And the lines, angles, and colors captured here really intrigue me.
If you click on any of those images, you’ll get a larger version to examine more closely if you like.
These are just a few of the really good images I am thinking of entering into a calendar contest sponsored by my employer. The problem is, I can only submit ONE shot.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to choose? Sigh…