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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thankful Thursday - Desert Scenes

On this Thursday, I am thankful for my Shyla and for the wonderful time we had out in nature while we were in Utah. Life has been difficult since getting home. I have tried to cast my mind back to the desert when I need a zen moment. I still have photos from that trip to share!

The desert makes my inner photographer so happy. I love the light at sunset.

And I love this girl.

On one of our last evenings there, a double rainbow broke out by K's Rock during our sunset photo session. You can see the shadows of me and my girl watching it. The pot of gold looks so nearby!

Ah, it was wonderful!

After the rainbows were over and the sun had set, the glorious desert stars would twinkle. April and May are the most interesting Milky Way months in my opinion. The Milky Way rises in the east shortly before dawn. Its stars begin parallel to the eastern horizon and slowly rise above it. This photo was a few hours after it had risen because we didn't have a view of the eastern horizon from K's Rock.
After reading about how the Milky Way rises in springtime, I was so determined to make some time lapse videos of the Milky Way rising after we arrived home. The forecast was good enough that I tried for the first two nights but it clouded up both nights. Since then, there has not been a single night with a good window of clear sky for star photography. It has been so rainy and stormy. Maybe next year...

But I am thankful for our serene time in the desert this spring and the view that we did get of the Milky Way.

And, I thank Brian for hosting the Thankful Thursday blog hop!


  1. that sure is wonderful! so many thanks for sharing such moments with us...

  2. Such beautiful pictures. That double rainbow is magical.

  3. What beautiful photos....Shyla and the Desert of Utah are color coordinated
    Sending healing purrs and hugs for things to improve

  4. W.O.W. that rainbow scene is incredible! NICE JOB.

  5. We thank you for always showing us
    the incredible life of the earth and sky.
    Our paws are crossed that today
    all your concerns will be washed away,
    may the sun shine down upon you and the pups.

    ♥ Astro and Mitzie

  6. The photos of the double rainbow are sensational! Shyla absolutely GLOWS!

  7. I knew nothing about deserts until I moved here and now I am so in love. Your pictures a magnificent and Shyla with her reddish fur becomes a star of a different kind.

  8. Meant to say "are magnificent" - I have a new keyboard that's smaller than the ones I'm used to so typos abound. Proofreading is now required.

  9. Hari OM
    Treasures, every one! YAM xx

  10. The photos are all so beautiful - loving that double rainbow surrounding Shyla. Sorry life is rough - hope it improves soon. Hugs.

  11. Aunty Yam said it beautifully. Those memories will have to suffice until the weather clears.

  12. I hope things are better soon and the photos are amazing, each and every one. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  13. Lovely photos. I am glad you have sweet memories to call on.

  14. Oh my DOG! Those are so beautifuls!! I can see why you would go back there for your AireZen ☺ moments!
    Double rainbow....just amazin'!
    Ruby ♥

  15. Thank you for the beautiful photos KB! I love the rainbow,, and Shyla beauty is spectacular.
    Cherish those desert memories and the sky and stars,,, and I hope things are better,
    We love you

  16. Beautiful shots. Hope they help you through the tough times...sorry you're having them. :(
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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