Friday, November 28, 2014

Bryce’s Inspirational Farewell

While I wished I could stay longer to explore more of Bryce Canyon National Park, the weather forecast was to plunge into high winds and a deep freeze, and my propane tank was nearly empty after running the furnace running nearly non-stop for 3 below-freezing nights.

So, I decided to wake up early for a sunrise photo shoot on my final morning.  Now savvy enough to know that one should avoid Sunrise Point and Sunrise (and Sunset Point at Sunset) if trying to avoid the mob of other park tourists, I decided to drive down to the next overlook, Inspiration Point.

I got my tripod set up with only a few minutes to spare before sunrise, the clouds were showing some nice color, and I, incredibly, was the only person there!

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As the sun came up, a bus load of Japanese tourists rolled in, but thankfully, they all went another direction, leaving spectacular Inspiration Point all to me!

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The colors seemed to shift continuously as I kept photographing this same scene--

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Apparently, Bryce wanted to save its best for last and make sure my final memories would endure!

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Farewell, dear Bryce.  I shall return!

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When I got back to the campground to pack up, a new family was eagerly waiting to take over the camp site!

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Junior’s ears are already as big as Mom’s!

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Soon, Millie and I vacated the camp site and were on our way, leaving the mule deer family to strike a pose worthy of a final Travels With Emma shot… THE END!

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23 comments:

  1. I think the only thing that could have improved those sunrise shots would be a little snow on the hoodoos. :)

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    1. Well, perhaps after I get my LP heater installed I'll give Bryce a try in the winter for a night or 2. At the end of Oct, it was in the mid-20s at night and my furnace was running almost non-stop!

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  2. Beautiful sunrise photos! Great way to say goodbye.

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  3. You did Bryce justice. Simply magnificant.

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  4. I've wondered how you have escaped snow! It's been 26 here this morning and 28 yesterday morning. Woo hoo, winter has laready arrived...........Where are you headed now?

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    1. I'm woefully behind on blogging. I'm now all the way to San Diego, but the blog is only just now getting to Zion (about 5 weeks behind)!

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    2. RU heading to San Miguel this winter? Suzanne will be here next weekend, I think, for a month. Email me at babsofsanmiguel@yahoo.com, por favor........

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  5. These pictures really show how the sunlight changes scenery. Fantastic!

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  6. Lovely photos..you groove.
    thank you

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  7. Outstanding photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thank you. The photos made my day.

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  9. More stunning shots of the hoodoos and the deer are pretty magnificent too.

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  10. What a great serious of shots. Love the changing colors on the rocks Definitely a great farewell. Now onto the next adventure.

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  11. Frikkin' amazing shot of the sunset!!
    Nina

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  12. Just found your blog through wheelingit! Such great photos and that you braved the super cold temps. Look forward to reading more about your adventures.

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  13. Breathtaking photos! Thank you for capturing that beauty and sharing. Would you mind if I used one on my blog if I gave you photo credit? This is my inspiration for wanting "an RV life". thanks

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    1. Go right ahead! Anything I can do to inspire others (and keep me inspired too) is what this lifestyle is all about!

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