Zion National Park

10/31/17 Tuesday in St. George, UT

Happy Halloween!! Just as we explored a different part of the Saguaro NP this time, so we checked out a different part of Zion this time – the East side, along the top of the canyon instead of the bottom. Later we also walked the Riverside Trail, one of my favorite memories in this park.

Zion -East side, on top of the canyon, below:

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We drove through the 1 mile tunnel that included “air vents” as John put it at various spots along the way – from inside the tunnel they were nice breaks of air (from car exhaust) as well as sunlight.

Checkerboard Mesa above.

Zion -Riverside Trail, on the bottom of the canyon, below:

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Zion, Riverside Walk

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As we left, the Bear Grass was so lovely, I have to share this image.

We rested the next day, noting that we’re headed for 3 long travel days and will be heading into predicted snow. We have lots to do when we get home and don’t really have any travel/fun plans until March, so it’s unlikely I’ll be posting any blogs until then.

Spokane is due to have a low of 25 degrees the first day we are there – Brrr… it will be interesting how we “survive” winter at home!!!

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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