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Friday, June 14, 2013

Aspens to Hoodoos....Exploring Scenic Hwy 12

'On Boulder Mountain'. 5x7. Pastel
We did it again. We turned a 3 hour drive into an all day trip. But oh what a trip it was! We left Capitol Reef early this morning after a must stop or coffee at the Castlerock Coffee and Candy shop in Torrey Utah. Their candy is a must. We didn't get too far before we started up over Boulder Mountain. As soon as we hit the aspen groves we felt like singing John Denver. And we stopped so I could paint.

Back on the road with many more stops to go. We loved our time on the mountain in the cool fresh air bit we also loved descending back into the more arid country. This drive has it all.....aspens, wildflowers,red rocks,blue skies, animals. My head is swimming with painting ideas.
Kodachrome Basin State Park
We made a short detour into Kodachrome Basin State Park for a picnic lunch. After a recharge of ourselves and our camera batteries at our Bryce Canyon hotel, we are ready to see the sunset and the hoodoos. Stay tuned!
Greeted by the pronghorns at Bryce Canyon

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

You have some beautiful photos Karen, which means some even more beautiful paintings may be in store :)

Hope you had a wonderful time at IAPS. It was a pleasure meeting you and getting to talk with you for a bit. I'm already looking forward to the next.