Because of winter weather in the Utah desert, we had to try to slip our camping trip into a window of good camping weather. On the day that we had initially planned to depart, the Utah desert was getting 6-12" of snow dumped on it. The snow went on for days and the temperatures were very cold. In fact, the snowfall was equal to the usual total snowfall for the entire winter in the canyonlands area.
So, we waited while anxiously checking the forecast every hour or so.
Finally, we spotted what appeared to be the last day of bad weather in Utah and the start of a week of sunshine. So, we pointed the LabMobile toward the Utah desert, driving through the remains of the snowstorm.
We arrived in the afternoon, and when we approached our first planned camping spot, it immediately became obvious that it was impossibly mired in snow and very sticky mud. So, we revamped our plans, heading for a spot that we call "K's Rock". We've named it that because remember a wonderful time there with K on her last trip to the desert.
It turned out that K's Rock was planted in the midst of a relatively dry area. We had no problems driving, mountain biking, hiking, or running on 4WD roads and trails near K's Rock. So, it felt like paradise.
We thought that we had hit the weather window perfectly. The first night seemed to promise an amazing vacation of clear skies and relaxation.
As many of you know, I love night photography, particularly in the desert on a clear night. So, I pulled out my tripod, and I set up my camera to take many exposures of the night sky, with plans to make photos of the the stars "spinning" around the North Star by combining the exposures. I haven't yet processed all of those exposures because one image captured my full attention.
A sign from the heavens? I think so. K is always with us. Always and forever.
Beautiful photo and especially beautiful sentiment.ReplyDelete
How very beautiful AND special - we are sure it was a loving message from K.ReplyDelete
Wow-that picture of the meteor actually made my heart skip a beat!!! Definitely a sign from the heavens!ReplyDelete
Always and Forever, that is for sure!!!ReplyDelete
Anne and Sasha
Wow! just...wow! A sign for sure:)ReplyDelete
OMD! How amazin' is THAT?!ReplyDelete
Absolutely a sign....
Oh my gosh- you really captured some moments- and they were spectacular!ReplyDelete
What a Grand Day!
Oh my gosh! What a perfect capture! I'd be thrilled if I caught that. She's looking out for you for sure!ReplyDelete
A special moment in time.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you were able to capture
a loving message from "K".
Peace be with you always.
Love and Licks
Your timing was so right, and I do truly believe this is a message from beloved K . So glad you managed to fit the trip in with safe camping and travel. Fond greetings from Jean.ReplyDelete
What an amazing shot of the heavens!ReplyDelete
That took my breath away. And how perfect it was by K's Rock.ReplyDelete
That K doesn't fool around! Beautiful message.ReplyDelete
How beautifully awesome!!ReplyDelete
I still miss that girl.
Well slap me across da face...dat foto is amazin' and I mean I say dat cuz there really is no udder word to describe it.ReplyDelete
It is a sure sign dat K is watchin' overs ya'll.
An amazing sign from above for sure! You truly couldn't miss that sign from K. BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyDelete
Lily Belle & Muffin
that's really awesome! and i see your 'angel k' on your sidebar. so sweet.ReplyDelete
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You really needed to plan that trip correctly. It must have been so beautiful and peaceful. How the heck did you capture the meteorite !ReplyDelete
Very cool. What part of Utah were you in? They were getting snow in the snow, while we were dry in the north. Go figure.ReplyDelete
That is simply amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the image and the thought.ReplyDelete
That brought tears to my eyes!!! So incredibly beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this special image!
Right place, right time, right sentiment! K was watching, too!ReplyDelete
What a cool photo! Sadly, my camera phone refuses to take pictures like that but I have seen some pretty amazing things while night hiking.ReplyDelete
What an absolutely amazing shot!ReplyDelete
Wow! She showed that she was there....how lucky you are!!ReplyDelete
That is cool, and you got a photo too!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
wahoo, that is a gorgeous photo! What a place to be!ReplyDelete
Great photograph! Yes, there are always signs if we look for them.ReplyDelete
That is an amazing photo! I'm so glad you were able to get K's message when she sent it.ReplyDelete
Always and forever is absolutely correct, KB. What a stunning photo!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
Incredible! And you painted K's Rock with light, too! What an amazing shot!ReplyDelete
An amazing moment! So glad I took the time to catch up on all the posts I missed.
Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog