June 30, 2011

On a Clear Day

The flowers at the Lake Mountain trailhead were still beautiful this week.
We saw irises growing in wet areas,
and golden peas in bloom along the roadside.
Along the trail, Daisy swam in the algae-laden water trough.  Sooo refreshing.
We followed a path shaded by aspens, and steep in places.
The snow has melted around Gull Lake, where we had a view of Marsh Peak topped by one fluffy cloud.  The seasonal lake is full now, surrounded by lush grass and aspens in their spring greenery.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful, each shot, Janie. I always LOVE seeing Daisy. How do the animals drink that algae covered water? Have a great weekend. Blessings, Jo

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  2. Those wildflowers are glorious!

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  3. As always, the photos are tremendous. I like how the snow cap on Marsh Peak looks so close to the spring-like green around Gull Lake.

    Thank you for visiting my blogs again. I don't know why the "blogger police" rejected whatever you tried to write in the comments section of my travel blog, but I do hope you liked whichever post you read.

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  4. Spring in the high country. I love it. :)

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  5. pleasure to find this blog. beautiful scenery, beautiful people. from south america.♥

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  6. Majestic mountains & breathtaking meadows. You capture everything so beautifully, Janie. And thank you for taking us along the trails with you.

    Occasionally, it reminds me of home ... WA ST.

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend, my friend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  7. Hi There, So glad to get home and back to blogging. We did have a fabulous trip--but home is pretty nice also!!!!!

    Isn't it wonderful to see all of the new growth --after all of the snows have melted???? We noticed that so much at the higher elevations in Utah and in the Rockies.

    Beautiful pictures.... By the way, I am LOVING seeing the baby Flickers... Cannot believe they HUM like that... Awesome!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Looking at your gorgeous images, I'm ready to move! =) Looks like Daisy has found a new beauty treatment!

    Wishing you a happy holiday weekend.

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  9. It looks like you had a perfect day for a ride -- and Daisy for a swim. Some of the lakes and ponds we saw in the mountains were absolutely gorgeous.

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  10. Wonderful scenery to enjoy along your route, Janie. Daisy sure looks happy in that yucky water!

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  11. I love your header shot, Janie. The abundant wild flowers couldn't be any prettier than if you planted them yourself. I am always in awe of the magnificence of the scenery you see. Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Say Hi to Steve..

    you two be well, be happy
    Pam

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  12. There are so many beautiful flowers in your first shot, I could spend a week there taking photos.

    Your last shot is fantastic and, of course, watching Daisy's adventures is always so entertaining.

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  13. Beautiful ride and nice to catch up on your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine and have a wonderful weekend.
    Smiles

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  14. Hi neighbor...well sort of! Yep its me...finally got back online since moving to Colorado. I see alot of similarity of topography between CO and Utah...and I am loving every bit of CO. As usual LUV your pics. :)

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  15. What beautiful photographs. Oh, Daisy. I can only imagine what she looked like when she got out.

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  16. such a gorgeous world you share with us, thank you.

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  17. Great spot, though the park around Gull Lake looks wet. Hiking here of late through such places would be much more pleasant on horseback than slogging on foot! Bet you're also having a banner skeeter season?

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  18. as always, nice scenery and flowers. I'm with Daisy wallowing in the snow patches but I'll skip those water troughs!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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  19. Hey! We have a Gull Lake too...but yours is 10 times prettier!!!
    I so enjoy watching your dog....and I like the choice for a tub here:)

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  20. Gorgeous, I love the last pic. Hopefully Daisy can find some cleaner water besides horse troughs now.

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  21. I'm amazed at how much the scenery changes from month to month. It;e now so green and there are so many wildflowers. BUT there's still snow!

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  22. Amazing wildflowers Janie. I'm on summer vacation now.

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  23. mountain meadows are gorgeous, thanks for sharing. The Manti is way behind. There is still snow up on top where we usually go to see the meadows. The only thing blooming where we camped were dandelions :)

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  24. So much beauty to be found!!! I love those iris's.....and Daisy... I suppose she doesn't mind the algae? :)

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  25. Beautiful! You deserve the green scenery after it taking so long for the snow to melt. :)

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