Well, a new year has begun and I am already looking forward to things I have planned and the fun things that tend to show up on their own here and there. This last holiday season was rather busy for me but not busy enough to get out and see some neat things. I made it up to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon and found a good spot to watch their torch light parade and fireworks show. The scenic backdrop was the perfect venue to watch the festivities. The snow became sort of a canvas, reflecting the colorful bursts of light of the fireworks.
The year has come to an end and winter has set in at home in Utah. I’ve healed up from the injury I incurred about two months ago and I am happy to be back outdoors and able to enjoy taking photos where I enjoy most, the mountains. The season is off to a good start with a few good storms bringing lots of snow. We are hopeful for a winter with plenty of snow as the last two or three have been really lacking in that department. I’m looking forward to skiing and snow-shoeing in the beautiful Wasatch mountains.
The holidays are approaching and the year is quickly coming to an end. And boy what a year it has been. I can’t remember any time in my life where I have been so busy. I’ve seen some wonderful places from different corners of the globe. I also found joy through photography which in turn motivates me to see and do more.
It’s wildflower season in Northern Utah. While there are many places in Utah you can go to see different kinds of wildflowers, one of my favorite places is the Albion Basin, located within the boundaries of Alta Ski Resort, a short 30 minutes from Salt Lake City.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks. I have been spending many of those days taking photos though. So I want to highlight some of my most recent ones as well as show you some places you might consider checking out yourself.
In continuation of an entry Utah:Nature at your doorstep, I’d like to share some photos with you from another great and accessible place not far from Salt Lake City. Recently I took an overnight trip in to Mirror Lake, located in the Uinta Mountains. This high alpine area is popular in the summer months for outdoor enthusiasts.