During our recent Utah desert trip, we stayed in two main campsites. Halfway through the week, we had a "transfer day" when we bought a few supplies and visited a special place on our way to our second campsite.
I showed one photo of that special place yesterday. I love visiting there around sunset in the winter. The light is sublime.
Unfortunately, we had spent longer than expected in town buying a few supplies so we arrived literally five minutes before the sun dropped below the western horizon. And, it's not easy to get all of us out of the LabMobile quickly, especially when R's big yellow peanut and wobbly disk are blocking all exits! We are a little like the Beverly Hillbillies when we travel with R's rehab equipment!
The Runner got Shyla out for me remarkably fast, and I managed to get a couple of quick photos of her in that wonderful warm sunset light with the red rock behind her.
Shyla has been through a lot in the past year, with the onset of epilepsy seeming to parallel her graying muzzle. I love getting these photos of her every year because I can see the course of her life in her face and posture. Look at how confidently she stood in this unfamiliar place with strangers around. Yipee for Shyla!
After the sun drifted below the horizon, I looked to the towers behind Shyla, watching the warm red light gradually disappear from them too. This photo was from just before the towers went dark. I could hear the voices of climbers on top of the towers whooping. I guess that they descended in the dark.
Then I looked toward the western horizon. I love the iconic desert shapes on the horizon with the sunset clouds above them.