Canyonlands

Subdued Blue

Subdued blue sky
ponders a change
from winter to new spring

Ode to Edward Abbey (5)

Spirit hovers
over lonely canyons
in dearly beloved country

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17 Responses to Canyonlands

  1. Monica says:

    Hi Chloe, Thank you very much! It’s great that you visited these out-of-the-way places – unusual even for Americans to vacation there.

  2. Chloe says:

    Ah – these pics remind me of my vacations in Utah and Arizona a couple of years ago…sigh. Such stunning scenery that it takes your breath away huh? Thanks for sharing your great pics – and your Haiku are excellent. I feel refreshed!

    Chloe xx

  3. bluebee says:

    Blueberries – good for the immune system, memory and (at a stretch) prolonging one’s years on this planet 🙂

  4. Monica says:

    Hi Bluebee – I’m trying to figure that out about the blueberries… About the wild creatures – not many. Squirrels and marmots, deer. Judging from the tracks. No large mammals like bears. Interesting birds, many different from what we see in Colorado.

  5. bluebee says:

    Another thing added to the list of TTDBID (things to do before I die) – better eat a lot more blueberries 😀

  6. Monica says:

    Yes, but you must have landscapes – and certainly animals – we don’t see here. Very exotic to us.

  7. Monica says:

    So nice of you to say, Laz!

  8. Monica says:

    You must be right, Pen – so many formations have names, like “wooden shoe”, etc.

  9. Monica says:

    And unchanged over the years.

  10. A beautiful set of pics of the canyons Monica , an insight into a landscape we dont have here in Australia , they intrigue me as they remind me of pics I have seen in old western movies , canyons and mesas.
    Thanks
    Ian

  11. lazfreedman says:

    Beautiful, poems, landscapes, Monica
    I enjoyed so much!
    Peace to you,
    Laz

  12. penpusherpen says:

    Subdued blue sky, and it seems so Monica, looking down at the grandeur below… I don’t know what it is about ‘rock’ shapes, pulls at the imagination I suppose … I really enjoyed your words my friend..xPenx

  13. bluebee says:

    Those colours in the rocks offset by what you have so aptly described as subdued blue – wow! Just magnificent. Thanks for sharing your perspectives of this amazing landscape, in words and photos, Monica.

  14. Monica says:

    Thank you so much, Androgoth — a touch of wonder, indeed!

  15. andro51 says:

    So this was just one of your most recent adventures?
    Well you certainly chose a very nice location, and the
    pictures do add a touch of wonder to this posting…

    I look forward to seeing more
    of your journey through pictures…

    Androgoth XXx

  16. Monica says:

    Thanks, Sandy – you may be right!

  17. sandy says:

    Excellent! I love this post! I am thinking Abbey is not the only one who loves the desert.

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