Thursday, August 28, 2014

SKYWATCH FRIDAY

I took these photos from my archives of our road trip out west in September 2013.  Hard to believe it is just about a year ago.  You can click on this link to see more of the Arches National Park in Utah.

The park is located in a high desert with elevations ranging from 4,085 to 5,653 feet above sea level.  This map will show you where it is located.  



I read that it contains the greatest density of natural sandstone arches in the world.  According to the above link the park covers 73,000 acres, and has over 2,000 arches.



These photos don't show those famous arches but the rock formations, in their own way, are equally as amazing.  



We lucked out that day, the skies made a beautiful back drop.  

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Happy SkyWatch Friday! 


35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Spectacular scenery AND skies.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Denise, I loved visiting Arches. It is a beautiful park. Your sky and scenic shots are lovely..Happy Skywatching, have a great weekend!

Willow said...

How gorgeous these formations are indeed and the red rock.

Elephant's Child said...

Amazing. Thank you.

Kay said...

Love the photos. Looks like a place I would enjoy visiting and photographing.

Felicia said...

It is a beautiful park. we enjoyed our visit there.

Your images are wonderful.

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous shots! Arches is on my list of must-see places.

Cloudia said...

I can hear the echo of space in your wonderful shots!




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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It is truly spectacular! I traveled in that area a few times but it was years ago. I would love to go back some day! Hugs!

Photo Cache said...

jawdroppingly gorgeous. love red rocks and sandstone. this one's in the bucket list for sure (well all of the big 5).

Ginny said...

Awesome! And just think, this has taken millions and millions of years...it makes one feel very small.

lina@women perspective said...

Wow, awesome views, Denise. It's a pity that the park is very far from here.

Adam said...

awesome photos

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Stunning scenery and skies! I hope to visit there someday. Love your new blog header, too. xo Karen

lorik said...

I love these rock monuments. Beautiful photography too:)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a beautiful area. I've seen photos before but, of course, they all showed the famous arches and neglected to show the general scene. thanks for correcting this imbalance.

Bill Nicholls said...

That is one of those goes on forever views. Love it

orvokki said...

It's always interesting to watch the very foreign territory. The rocks in your photos are wonderful.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Amazing. I'd love to see that.

Cathy Kennedy said...

The landscape is such a contrast from the east, isn't it? I would like to see many of the scenic spots out west. This place would make an amazing stop for sure and great photo op.

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EG CameraGirl said...

It's incredible the way wind and water has worn away the sandstone to create such beauty.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful. As a kid I lived in Price, Utah and I learned to love the high desert area.

Janey and Co. said...

Hi Denise,

Arches isn't very far from where we are in Colorado. We have hiked there. It is amazing.
Thanks for visiting my blog, for commenting and especially for hitting the follow button! janey

Sandra said...

i would love to visit these arches, one of the blogs i follow is a man and he goes to these and takes wonderful photos.. he lives very close to them..

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I'm so glad you included the map! My US-geography is a bit weak!
in fact, I was doing a crossword puzzle and I couldn't, for the life of me remember the capital city of one of our provinces. Gah. Old age!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Linda Kay said...

Great pictures of the rock formations...which I love to see. We were in Utah a few years ago to attend a wedding at Sundance. The mountains were stunning.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for all your very sweet comments. I think I have returned the visit of everyone so far and hopefully answered any questions. Have a great weekend and Happy SkyWatch Friday :)

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

So many parks and so little time to see them. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her trip west this year. The West is huge. As many times as I have been there I have not seen a third of it.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Splendid wild and wonderful landscapes!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Don't you just love the west?

fredamans said...

Beautiful rock formations!

Kathie Brown said...

Denise, I love that place and have been there only a couple of times! I am so glad you got to see it!

Terry and Linda said...

I love the canyons in Utah and here in western Colorado! You captured them well!

Linda
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Kay said...

We were there too. I wish you'd posted more photos. Your photos are so gorgeous! Arches was one of my favorite national parks.