Moss Back Butte, from Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, in winter.

Back To Winter Utah Blue Skies

Moss Back Butte, from Natural Bridges Visitor Center parking lot.

Moss Back Butte, from Natural Bridges Visitor Center parking lot. (Click on image for larger version).

The things I like about snowstorms are: 1) the approach and anticipation, 2) watching it occur, and 3) the aftermath. So, I guess I like everything about them.

Natural Bridges National Monument Visitor Center.

Natural Bridges National Monument Visitor Center.

Mind you, I live in a place where the power can’t go out, because we have a solar array with battery storage, plus diesel generator backup to that as well. And we walk to work, just a short distance. We are off the grid and self sufficient. We stay stocked up on food and are nourished even further with some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.

The Bears Ears Buttes in snow, from the Natural Bridges parking lot.

The Bears Ears Buttes in snow, from the Natural Bridges parking lot.

Natural Bridges National Monument in southeast Utah is way out there in the middle of nowhere. Even today visitors stop in amazed (sometimes uncomfortable) with how far things are around here. It can be a haven along the long lonely but spectacular road that is Utah Highway 95 between Blanding and Hanksville.

Juniper tree snag in the snow and sun and blue sky.

Juniper tree snag in the snow and sun and blue sky.

It’s the dead of winter here. Few visitors arrive. But those that do are amazed. I am still amazed, too, and it’s my second winter here.

Roundleaf Buffaloberry bush on a winter morning.

Roundleaf Buffaloberry bush on a winter morning.

Photo location: Natural Bridges National Monument, southeast Utah.

© 2016 Stephen J. Krieg

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One comment on “Back To Winter Utah Blue Skies

  1. Simply beautiful, Steve…..at this point in my life I am jealous of the serene lone beauty that you are able to indulge in. Thank you for sharing

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