Thursday, April 21, 2011

Frosting on the Hoodoos

The next stop was Bryce Canyon where a different type of formation awaited us.
 The hoodoos of Bryce and what a treat for the photographer.
Snow had started to fall while we were at breakfast but the skies were clearing by the time we got to the rim.
 The slippery trails kept us from our planned hike but it gave us some great photo-ops!
 It was cold and the wind was whipping up the snow but still, it was Bryce at its most beautiful.
Even better, someone else had to deal with the snow and wind while we traveled in comfort.  Our driver was a retired firefighter and knew how to handel large rigs in adverse conditions.

The sky that morning was so beautiful that I am linking to SkyWatch Friday and send my thanks to Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia for hosting this meme.

23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Bryce at its most beautiful and gorgeous skies as well!! Fantastic captures, Martha, as always! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sylvia

Lily Hydrangea said...

Amazing scenery! thank you for capturing it for us.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very definitely the way to travel in that weather especially. Thank you!!! Love the hoodoos.

Loran said...

You were in one of my most favorite places on the planet--Zion!

I agree with your comment on my post, learning to change and grow is the only way to go.

Ebie said...

That's what I need to do, travel in style and comfort!

Lovely photos!

Steffi said...

Great photos for SWF!Have a nice weekend and Happy Easter!

EG Wow said...

Wow! Look at all that snow! I would not have expected to see it there this time of year.

Inger-M said...

What an amazing landscape, and beautiful photos!

Kim, USA said...

These is a real treat to photographers. I don't mind how cold it is ^_^ Great shots! Happy weekend!

SWF

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There is nothing prettier than snow on red rocks.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful scenery, and even the snow is beautiful when you have a professional driver! All good stuff!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

LauraX said...

Magnificent Martha!!! I love the red stone of the canyon set against the sky and snow...beautiful!

clairz said...

Beautiful Bryce, lovely snow pix, Martha. I have only seen it in the heat of summer.

Lew said...

Great shots across the canyons! Bryce is spectactular both from above and from the canyon floor.

Barb said...

The snow looks amazing on the rim of the red rocks, Martha. It was a wonderful moment to see Bryce.

Genie said...

Love those hoodoos. Cannot wait for the creek water to warm up a bit here at the house so we can start building our own for this year. We build them and then the flooding rains wash them away No problem...we just build them again. They are tiny compared to the “real ones’ but we love them just the same. These are downright gorgeous. Love the colors.

eileeninmd said...

I loved Bryce, it is a beautiful park. Wonderful photos and cool to see Bryce with the snow. Happy skywatching!

Owlfarmer said...

The Hoodoos are one of those places that just beg for having a science fiction movie made in them. There are so many terrific places on this planet that don't really look as if they belong here, but most of us only get to see the familiar.

I've never been to Bryce Canyon in the winter; now doing so is on my Bucket List. Happy Skywatch Friday, Earthday, and Passover/Easter!

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Nice, nice, nice! I love those canyons that formed like castles! :)

Rcel with The Sky in my IDLENESS entry! See you!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful photos of Bryce Canyon. It is truly a magical place filled with wonders of nature. Mickie :)

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Magnifiche foto !
Happy Easter by Igor e Myriam :)

katney said...

We stopped by Bryce with some snow a couple of years ago. I am working backwards to find the beginning of this trip.

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, I'm catching up and I see you went to many of the places we did. We were there in September, when it was warm, but not hot, and not snowing!We hiked down into Bryce. wonderful!