Tall Tales From The Field

Seasons

Fall Colors Have Arrived

At the Kaibab National Forest, adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim.  At an elevation between eight to 9,000 feet, Autumn arrives early.  The Aspens were just beginning to change colors and should be at full color around the first of October. But small pockets couldn’t wait.

Fall colors have arrived at Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thunderstorms strike Gooseberry Mesa Area

Monsoonal thunderstorms visited the Gooseberry Mesa area near Zion National Park, Utah. The play with sunlight and landscape produced some dramatic scenes.  These images and more are available for purchase as prints or downloadable files at  Latest Images at Dawn 2 Dawn Photography

 

 

 

 

 


Summer Has Arrived At Zion

Temperatures over 100 degrees and monsoonal moisture have arrived at Zion National Park, Utah.

 

 

 

Threatening clouds pass over Cave Valley at Zion National Park, Utah


Wintry Owens Valley

In the middle of my visit to Death Valley last week, I made a side trip through California’s Owens Valley.  The snow level was much lower than in previous years as California has been hit with numerous storms this winter. Unfortunately, low clouds obscured the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

 

The snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains are the predominate feature at Owens Valley, California

 

The snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains are the predominate feature at Owens Valley, California

 

The snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains are the predominate feature at Owens Valley, California

 

The snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains are the predominate feature at Owens Valley, California

 

The snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains are the predominate feature at Owens Valley, California


A Few More Zion Winter Pics

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah

The light from the setting sun shines on Zion Canyon during winter at Zion National Park, Utah


Southern Utah Winter Scenes

The heavy snow last week turned rural Southern Utah into a winter wonderland.

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets the Southern Utah landscape

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets the Southern Utah landscape

 

A leaveless cottonwood tree during winter in Southern Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets the Southern Utah landscape


Bryce Is Twyce As Nyce In The Winter

With a foot or two of fresh snow, Bryce Canyon National Park was a required venture.  The hoodoos never looked better. The weather forecast called for a high of 20 degrees(F) with a windchill of minus 22, so I quickly took care of business.

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

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Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Bryce Canyon Winter

 

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

bryce-winter_8485Someone wrote in the snow, a love note that I believe is in Japanese. There were a lot of Japanese tourists around.

Bryce Canyon Winter

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

 


High Elevation Zion

The upper elevations receive more snow than the main canyon at Zion, so naturally, I had to check it out. Looked more like the Sierras in California.

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park as seen fron Kolob Terrace

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park as seen fron Kolob Terrace

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park as seen fron Kolob Terrace

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park as seen fron Kolob Terrace

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park as seen fron Kolob Terrace

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park as seen fron Kolob Terrace

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park as seen fron Kolob Terrace

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park as seen fron Kolob Terrace


Images Of 2016

My favorite images from 2016. I enjoyed the adventure of capturing them all for my website Dawn2Dawn Photography   Looking forward to a great 2017. Happy New Years everyone. Watch in HD at full screen. Music is “Stranger Still” by Vetiver and can be purchased at iTunes

 


More Snowy Zion Scenes

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

 

 

Fresh snow blankets a bicycle shop just outside Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

 

Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.

 

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Fresh snow blankets Zion National Park on Christmas morning.