Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring in the Foothills by Janie

Blog Name: Janie and Steve's Utah Trails
Description: Exploring Paths Less Traveled
Meme: Skywatch Friday
Origin: Utah, USA
Date: May 7, 2009

Here's a view of Marsh Peak (12,200 feet, still snow-covered) from the summit of yesterday's ride to Little Mountain, 8500 feet. The trailhead is a 30 minute drive NE of our Roosevelt home. The temperature reached 70 degrees F but with the wind blowing at 20mph (hat-snatching speed), it still felt cool.

If you look for a spot marked by an arrow on the green plateau, you might see our trailer. The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) planted crested wheat grass there a few years ago to replace native grasses that had been overgrazed to extinction. The new planting has done well, and even supports a controlled cattle-grazing lease. Antelope and deer (not to mention our horses) enjoy the grass as well.

I feel like singing the Exodus, This land is mine! How blessed is your country indeed! I can survive being surrounded by those beautiful desert plants and flowers. I'm trying to familiarize their names incase I'll see some of those here. Am not very good with plants' names even some flowers sometimes.

Your gorgeous sky nestles on a limitless horizon. Just marvellous!

Meme: My World Tuesday
Subject:Cranes and Wildflowers
Date:May 10, 2009

We saw these sandhill cranes feeding in Gull Lake.

The world, your world is so vast with so much interesting thing to learn. I am taking close to buttercups because I always hear about them and see if I can identify one here down under.


Meme: Skywatch Friday
Date: June 11, 2009
Subject: Beating the Moody Blues

Story Line: Our only stops were for the wildflowers.

All seasons in one! And those wild flowers are amazing. As equally amazing to the life you live. What a great outdoor adventure Out in the open space...Non Stop?

Thanks for stopping by.

Australia:Quadrat in Focus

Also, if I may wish to copy those wild flowers for my compilation of flowers that are foreign to me, am I allowed? I'm just interested in their names for identification incase I will see them here. Am not very good with names.

I hope to hear from you. Thanks.


Janie said...

Thank you for the link, Bonnie. I've enjoyed going through your other links, as well.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

My pleasure Janie, inasmuch as I enjoy following your trails. You live a very interesting life out in the open.