Friday, June 21, 2013

Photo Field Trip

It's time for our annual summer camera club field trip
to Kolob Plateau, part of Zion National Park.

About 1.5 hours from St. George

There is a small waterfall and a

reservoir for irrigation purposes in the valley below.

Lots of summer wildflowers at

about 8000 feet, it's also cooler up here.

A quiet place to fish by boat or off the shore or

camp or hike or picnic or take photos.

Several fields of blue flax flowers and

some wildlife-a horny toad held by our nature guide

Bill Hunter, a retired high school biology teacher.

And of course, cactus flowers in abundance.

Love the colors but look out for thorns.

Dryness and high elevation makes for clean air to breathe.

We saw too many wildflowers to remember their names.

So delicate and colorful.

A cool picnic high in the mountains with friends.
There were about 17 club members who attended.

Photographers at work...

It's a high plateau...

Every color imaginable.

Even white violet Columbines?


dellgirl said...

Amazing photos, Lin. They're simply awesome! What a wonderful adventure, it must have been so much fun.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Such beauty all around you. Enjoyed the wee tour!

Linda Reeder said...

What a fun photo trip!

Kay said...

Ahhh... Yes! We saw so many of those beautiful flowers. That Western Flax had the most gorgeous markings. We really loved Zion!