wildflowers, clouds, and mountains

This is the view facing east…up into Big Cottonwood Canyon, from Baker’s Pass, which is at the base of Gobbler’s Knob, above Mill A Flat, and positioned in front of Mount Raymond, on the east side…as one is preparing to turn to the left and head down into Bowman Fork…which leads to Millcreek Canyon…just east of Salt Lake City proper. Β Wildflowers and clouds are hard to resist when presented with a Wasatch Mountain backdrop…..

wildflowers clouds and mountains


29 responses

  1. Beautiful picture! Must be a great hike.

    September 5, 2013 at 11:15 am

    • It was a great hike, Shannon…and hard to keep my feet on the trail with my eyes looking everywhere else! πŸ™‚

      September 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

  2. settleandchase

    All of natures bounty! Beautiful..

    September 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    • Thank you, Cath. πŸ™‚

      September 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  3. That is a beautiful place!

    September 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    • It truly is, Allen…and there are mountainsides absolutely full of aspen just off to the right that are going to be brilliantly yellow in just a little bit….

      September 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm

  4. Wildflowers, or clouds, or mountains are so very hard to resist individually. You put them all together and it’s almost overkill. Utterly gorgeous!

    September 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    • Couldn’t resist, Gunta….and thank you. πŸ™‚

      September 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm

  5. A glorious array of wildflowers, Scott–one couldn’t have arranged them any better. And that pre-printed backdrop of the distant mountains and clouds that you carry around with you for just such an opportunity looks almost natural! (Heh, heh.)

    September 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    • That is one heck of a backdrop, isn’t it, Gary? My little one has commented a few times that the scenery is so beautiful that it almost looks fake…like it’s from a movie or something….

      September 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm

  6. Amazing find! glorious shot, Indeed……..

    September 6, 2013 at 5:22 am

    • Thank you, Erco. πŸ™‚

      September 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  7. Simply beautiful Scott!

    September 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

    • In a very full way, Adrian….thank you.

      September 7, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  8. At least two images for the price of one here, Scott. That foreground is a riot of colour in itself. And then there are the bonuses of the vista and a fabulous sky to finish with. Great shot!

    September 6, 2013 at 11:23 am

    • Thank you very much, Andy.

      September 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

  9. Quite an attractive mix of flowers, and like you said, all the better with those mountain peaks. Do you know what the red & pink tubuler guys are?

    September 6, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    • That is quite an array, Lynn…a very nice find. I believe those red/pink flowers are Skyrockets…Ipomopsis aggregata (italicized)…. πŸ˜‰

      September 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

  10. Glorious shot Scott. I love everything about that, especially the wild flowers!

    September 8, 2013 at 1:23 am

    • Thank you very much, Finn…those are some wonderful flowers!

      September 10, 2013 at 8:10 am

  11. This is completely delightful.

    September 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

    • Thank you, Rachael. πŸ™‚

      September 10, 2013 at 8:10 am

  12. Oh, what a beautiful scene. What a pleasure to just stand and gaze at it.

    September 9, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    • Thank you, Shimon…it was truly a pleasure to be there and experience all of it…the view, aroma, the breeze…..

      September 10, 2013 at 8:11 am

  13. A lovely and lyrical scene….just needs Julie Andrews echoing from the hills….it’s a stunning world you have for a back yard. Fab, Scott.

    September 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    • Yes, Julie Andrews would fit right in, wouldn’t she? And I agree, John…it is a stunning back yard that I have out there….I still find it hard to believe sometimes.

      September 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

  14. Isn’t it wonderful to find a flower garden in a place like that!

    September 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    • It sure is, Terry! πŸ™‚

      September 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

  15. It still looks like summer! Beautiful.
    Hope it lasts a while longer.

    September 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

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