The images below shot last week along the Arizona/Utah border show buttes, plateaus and mesas, geologic land forms that permeate America’s Desert Southwest. In general terms, buttes are smaller than mesas and mesas are smaller than plateaus. Buttes were probably once mesas but shrunk in size due to erosion. Plateaus are bigger than both mesas and buttes. But specific sizes of each land form are not normally defined.
While mountain biking this week near Gooseberry Mesa in Southern Utah, I captured some pics over a few evenings of the changing colors of the flora and the sunsets.
Not only is the Milky Way apparent in the sky, but so are the Sacred Datura Flowers that bloom through the night. Shot on different nights in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah
From Zion National Park area
More natural looking scenes at Zion’s Kolob Terrace.
Zion National Parks’s Kolob Terrace area has some peculiar sandstone rock formations. The next post will show the sublime………
Heavy rains yesterday produced this waterfall at Zion National park, Utah
Conditions were ripe tonight for a summer rainbow as a passing storm with a setting sun produced some magic! A faint second rainbow is visible.