Thursday, October 13, 2011

Zion

Zion National Park in Utah, USA, is one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

I love the rock formations, the colors, and textures!  red, gray, yellow, orangey-brown rock, green foliage, deep azure sky, puffy white clouds.  Zion is part of an area known as the Grand Staircase which once was a great desert basin which became covered by a sea.
LINKS:
Desert Delights Splendid Little Stars post 
Zion National Park geology
Zion National Park US Park Service
Wildflowers in Yellow Splendid Little Stars post
HIKES in Zion National Park 

I've done my homework this week and am therefore participating in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.  Come and join in the fun!  You will be charmed and even enlightened in a delightful way!  See more entries HERE. This week our letter is "Z."

I'm also linking up with SkyWatch Friday. Come join this awesome meme SkyWatch Friday and link up!  SkyWatch Friday is hosted by Wren, fishing guy, Sylvia, Klaus, and Sandy.

photos by me ©  2010

37 comments:

  1. I would like to get into camping.This is probably the one area where my husband is not as adventurous as me and I want our kids to have the memories I have as a kiddo:)

    Erika
    Artful Rising

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  2. Fabulous ‘Z’ post, images & site!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

    XOXO LOLA:)

    Alphabe-Thursday

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  3. Much of Utah is breathtakingly beautiful, and Zion's is no exception.

    Great photos, too.

    =)

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  4. Love visiting Zion's sandstone creations. Probably won't make it back there this season, but am anticipating visits to Escalante, Bryce, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Arches and Navajo.

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  5. I love the majesty of rock formations, and thinking upon the history leaves me awestruck.
    Fabulous Z!

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  6. I would love to visit Zion someday!
    Your beautiful photos make me want to go even more now!

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  7. It is gorgeous! A place I'd like to see one day. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Beautiful! I can't believe how many creative ideas people came up with for Z. I would love to get out west and see more landscapes like this.

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  9. very beautiful Looks like a nice place to visit

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  10. Zion is a magical place. The light seems to be different there. I think that is why the colors are so vivid and the sky so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I could not agree with you more-Zion is an amazing park with such beautiful rock formations. A lovely place to visit. Have a great week. Mickie :)

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  12. Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Wonderful shots of such a beautiful area!

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  14. Zion Park is indeed one of the truly awesome parks and I have loved my visits there. Your photos are fantastic! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  15. it's beautiful! The colors are so brilliant, and your photography shows that off so well! {:-D

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  16. Zion is not that far from where I work. Your photos say to my heart, "Visit me!"
    SKY-SEEKERS

    The sky-seekers, some people say,
    Do not favor night over day;
    They always look up,
    The sky is their cup,
    And keeping it full is just play!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Western Sunset

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  17. Oh my gosh, I know this is one of the prettiest places in America...very, extremely nice!

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  18. Gosh, this has to be one of the most beautiful places i've seen so far... gorgeous

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  19. Zion is a beautiful place! Nature is just incredible!

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  20. Wonderful textures and colours! What a lovely place.

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  21. Your photographs show how Zion looks like a little bit of heaven.
    Joyce M

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  22. Splendid view, a stunning photos!

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  23. Hi - me again!

    Many thanks for stopping by.

    If you like mystery/crime novels, I'm sure you'll like my latest, 'Soul Stealer'! (You can always check it out via the new 'Look Inside' feature on Amazon!)

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  24. Gorgeous! I'd LOVE to get out there some day. One of my friends took his honeymoon there, and the pictures were amazing!

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  25. Beautifully captured!

    My Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

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  26. What wonderful pictures. Those rock formations always amazing to look at.

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  27. WEll, you definitely get an "A" for your homework assignment! Beautiful photos!

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  28. Have seen pics before of Zion Nat.Park, and really hope I'll get there myself sometime! Breathtaking views!
    Thank you for visiting my alphabe post:)

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  29. Hello.
    The US really is a beautiful place if we take the time to explore it.

    You are very fortunate to have visited such a scenic place.
    Awesome photos & post!

    Thanks for sharing.

    The Evening Zephyr

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  30. Zion is one of my favorite parks.

    It is almost mystical in its beauty.

    These pictures brought back some lovely memories. Thanks for linking them and sharing them.

    I'll Z you soon!

    A+

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  31. I can see why they call it the "grand staircase" :)
    The view from up there must be magnificent!

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  32. I went to Zion when I was 15 - absolutely beautiful. Loved it.

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