Monday, February 01, 2010

Time Out

Sometimes I have to get away -- out of the city, out of the traffic, out of this metropolitan area I live in and into the natural world. So I love it when my friend Nancy calls and invites me to a city where she is attending a conference. We rent a car and take our cameras out into the wilderness. Last week it was Utah. Nancy's conference was in Salt Lake City, so we traveled to Zion and Bryce National Parks. It was cold and snowy, but wild and beautiful. This shot was sunrise on the Virgin River in Zion. We were standing knee-deep in powdery snow, freezing to death, but exhilarated by our surroundings. We hiked as best we could on ice-covered trails, and drove down roads we shouldn't have. Each moment outside filled us with joy. We soaked it all in.

Kolob Canyon, Zion Nat'l Park, Utah

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Hi Robin,
I was just surfing for Artist's Inspiration and came across your blog. I love your photograph of sunrise on the Virgin River in Zion. It is breathtaking. I am taking a course in acrylic painting and was just searching for an idea for a new project. Your artwork is very interesting and I love your contemporary/modern style. Just thought I'd drop you a line!
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada