soft colors: sunset in the desert of Hurricane, Utah
This post is for SkyWatch Friday hosted by Wren, fishing guy, Sylvia, Klaus, and Sandy. Come join us in this awesome meme, link up, and meet folks from all over the globe.
history of the name "Hurricane:" (pronounced “Her-ah-kun,”) This strange name dates back to the early 1860s, when a whirlwind blew off the top of a buggy carrying a group of surveyors led by Mormon leader Erastus Snow. “Well, that was a Hurricane,” exclaimed Snow. “We’ll name this the Hurricane Hill.” The original residents, the Paiute Indians, called the area Timpoweap, meaning “Rock Canyon.” Hurricane, Utah is near St George, Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Cedar Breaks, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
photo by me © 2010
What a terrific capture! Beautiful colors, lovely skies! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Nice stripes of pastel colors.ReplyDelete
So sorry I missed you at the North Rim. I was told you'd been into the Visitor Center before I got to work. Actually, the message was, "some person that knows you blogging came in looking for you." I suspected it was you. Sure hope you enjoyed the North Rim.
Wow! I love the colors! Very nice! :)ReplyDelete
Lovely photo. So peaceful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Very pretty! I love the band of color.ReplyDelete
Wow, hues nice capture!ReplyDelete
Fantastic layers of color. Relaxing to watch. :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful photo! Hope you're having a wonderful trip!ReplyDelete
So many layers - the clouds, and the far hills, and the near hills, and the haybales...ReplyDelete
Lovely soft colours!
Love the subdued colours in the sky and earth features! A beautiful photo!ReplyDelete
Lovely, lovely, lovely...I do so miss the desert!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my site.
The color of the sky is breath-taking. This is a beautiful sunset scene.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh! I could look at this photo for hours!!! I need it hanging on my wall!ReplyDelete
The landscape is as beautiful as the sky. A gorgeous picture! Have a happy week. xReplyDelete
I love your layer cake earth underneath your layer cake sky.ReplyDelete
That is just one beautiful sunset. It is gorgeous. It looks like you live in a beautiful part of the country. Your pictures are all lovely.ReplyDelete
Ooo, that is so lovely!ReplyDelete
That is an incredibly beautiful landscape. Thank you.ReplyDelete
That's a great capture of the desert pastels.ReplyDelete
The colors of the sky and horizon is like a prism of colors! What a great capture!ReplyDelete
What a breathtaking sunset and an amazing landscape. Postcard perfect photo.ReplyDelete
That's a gorgeous view of Hurricane Mountain. The evening pastel colors make it beautiful scene.ReplyDelete
What a breathtaking picture....ReplyDelete
Very funny to have a mountain named hurricane. Interesting history.
Madi and Mom
Great photo.Keep on wanderingReplyDelete
I love the area where you are now! Your pictures do it justice -- I scrolled down a few posts too!! Enjoy your vacation in this beautiful part of our country.ReplyDelete
I hope we get to go back someday! I've certainly not seen it all yet.
Great photo, always enjoy hearing the story behind the names of places, and like the way the sky is layered up in colourReplyDelete