Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Calf Creek

Settler's early use of Calf Creek was for weaned calves. They were turned into the natural pasture created by the box canyon, hence the name "Calf Creek." The creek runs on the sandstone filtering it to make a very clean, clear water. Next time I want to camp so I can take the time to go up to the falls. It was hot and Clara was the only one that got the shade. Look underneath the picnic table!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bryce Canyon

So colorful and so dynamic. It changes with every step!

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

After coming back from the Grand Canyon we dropped by these beautiful dunes to walk in the soft sand. The plants are very interesting because of the moving sand they have to be able to grow faster then sand that moves and gathers around them. I think in the first photo the plants are going to get wiped out because of the big dune that is moving there direction. The photos don't show the scale.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Grand Canyon

Beautiful, Incredible, Amazing, Awe inspiring, Huge! We listened to the Grand Canyon Suite on the way back and I am going to have to reread Brighty of the Grand Canyon. What a great experience. Don't miss it.

Clara's 1st Birthday

Clara had a very grand first birthday. We went on a trip to southern Utah, and so her birthday was really spread out and extravagant! The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Calf Creek, Boulder, Parawan Gap, Iron Town, Fathers Day, Flag Day, and Mom's Birthday all in one package! Mom and Clara shared a scumpoiusly beautiful cake!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Snail Shells and Dyers Woad

For Young Womens we did a service project of pulling and leaving Dyer's Woad to stop it from spreading. It is a noxious weed that came over from eastern Europe and Tibet in the 1700's. It makes a dark blue pigment hence the dyers part of the name. Shayla and I had a good time also looking for other stuff too. She found all these white snail shells all over the place.