A tractor for Timpanogos

There are acres and acres of fields just north of the Cedar Fort road that leads into the Cedar Valley of Utah County and beyond.  A week or so ago, I shared a photo, “farm and mountain panorama,” that had a tractor in a field beneath the snow-covered Oquirrh Mountains, the range that provides the western border for the Salt Lake Valley…and contributes to the north-western border of Cedar Valley.  I returned to the area the following weekend and made some photos while facing the other direction…toward the Wasatch Mountains in general, and toward this mass of rock and earth, specifically, that is known as Mount Timpanogos…a very prominent feature of the eastern skyline for much of Utah County…which is located directly south of the Salt Lake Valley…and Salt Lake County proper.

Tractor in field under Mt Timpanogos, Utah County, Utah

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16 responses

  1. I like this blog and will be following

    April 16, 2013 at 7:00 am

  2. How do they irrigate in Utah? I always think of it as a hot, dry place. Is there plenty of water or do they ration it?

    April 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

    • I’ve seen many places that have the huge irrigation sprinklers out here…but haven’t seen the canals next to fields like I used to see in Ariz….. I’ve read that water is harvested from the snow-melt as it comes down from the mountains, but don’t really know specifics…and have not heard anything about rationing the water, either, in my almost three years here….

      April 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm

  3. Beautiful!

    April 16, 2013 at 9:21 am

    • Thank you, Melanie.

      April 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm

  4. Superb Scott!

    April 16, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    • Thanks, Adrian. 🙂

      April 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm

  5. Wow….flatness meets vertical…….and I see Picasso has been up there before us…
    🙂

    April 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    • Yes, John…dimensionality? And indeed, snowy Picasso has been there before us……

      April 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  6. I find agricultural fields and orchards very romantic. There is something heroic about the way the farmer brings food to our tables, even with the help of technology, and when the work covers huge areas. I can spend a long time contemplating such fields. This is quite a picture, with those great mountains in the background.

    April 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    • I like the way you see it, Shimon…I hadn’t considered those notions about the agricultural way of life…but they certainly apply. Thank you for your insight and kind words…and yes, such great mountains there…..

      April 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  7. What perspective!

    April 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    • Indeed, Terry. 🙂

      April 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  8. Beautiful shot! I love the contrast between the field and the mountain. Here in NH we have a lot of mountains, but they blend with the landscape, not spring from it.

    April 19, 2013 at 5:25 am

    • Thank you, Laura…and yes, it does seem that these mountains spring from the landscape…well said. 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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