Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Desert Flower(Goblin Valley Utah, Utah Family Photographer)

When I was young I thought there really wasn't much to the desert here in Utah.  I thought it all, kind of, looked the same.  The truth was I wasn't looking for the beauty.  I didn't care to see the beautiful carved mountains, and vast landscapes.  

I took a geology class in high school where my teacher really opened my eyes to how amazing Utah is, it is so different from the rest of the world.  There is so much to see and do.  He taught me to see things differently(I am so thankful for amazing teachers).  I still am not the best person to see the beauty around me, and still take advantage of my surroundings.  I don't acknowledge the amazing world around me, as much as I should, but I'm working on it.  I try to point out the beauties to my children, and open their eyes to this amazing world that we live in. 

I've always heard people talk about the beauty of a desert flower, but I never really saw it.  This time on our trip to Goblin Valley, when all the kids were playing I noticed the plants we were walking around and trying to avoid and I was amazed at the beauty of these plants.  They are simple and the color didn't stand out as much against the red rocks but they are beautiful!  I wish I took more pictures of the vegetation, it is so unique and different! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Panoramas of Goblin Valley(Utah family Photographer)

More of Goblin Valley!  We had a beautiful sunset on our first night there!  I loved the purples and pinks in the sky, it was simply beautiful!  

The main part of Goblin Valley was simply amazing!  I had never seen anything like it!  The day we went down to the main part of Goblin Valley there was so much wind it was crazy!  All that sand flying at you was pretty rough!  The poor kids were not happy(the adults weren't happy either but they usually don't complain as loud).  We didn't want to pass up the chance to see this crazy, beautiful place so we told the kids to though it out and enjoy it(like any good parent would:)).  They did end up loving it but we were cleaning out sand from their ears for the next couple days!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Goblin Valley Utah(Utah Family Photographer)

Exploring Utah is one of my favorite things to do!  I have never been to Goblin Valley, and it is crazy amazing!  I have never seen anything like it!  We watched some Youtube videos on what to expect before we went down there, but I don't think anything could prepare me for the sites!  
The Youtube video we watched compared it to being on Mars, and that is a pretty good description, but when you walk out and see the "Goblins" it is unreal.  It was so different then anything I have ever seen!  The kids were so excited that they could play on them, it was like a huge playground!

 It is only a couple hours away from where I live, and I have never made it down there(honestly, I haven't made it a lot of places, but I'm trying to fix that)!  I am so glad we took this trip, it was beautiful, and so different!  It was a pretty windy weekend this past weekend and the wind/sand down there in Goblin Valley was killing us, so we ended up leaving early, the kids were pretty sad about that.  
I always say this but I wish I had my camera with me the whole time(I get sick of carrying it everywhere) but when I get home I'm always sad I didn't take more pictures!  
I did take more pictures then this but I just needed to get a blog post up(it's been a while) hopefully I can get more up on the blog sometime this week, but this is the first of them!  
I love camping(in a motorhome with toilets, beds, a fridge and shelter:)) because you are right there, playing in some of the most beautiful places in the world!  
The kids just run free, after a long cold winter!  The fun and exploring is never-ending!  Too bad soccer is keeping us here for the Saturday's for the rest of the month, but soon we will be out again!  I love when the temperatures get better and we can play in these beautiful places.

Here is another one I can't decide if I like it in black and white or in color!  I love the red rocks but I also love the black and white shadows it makes it look pretty mysterious!