Looking west in October

Captured in an image from my first few months in Utah, back in 2010, these are the Oquirrh Mountains that form the western geographic boundary of the Salt Lake Valley.  While they are not much to look at for several months of the year, they do clean-up nicely with the clouds and snow.

Oquirrh Mountains clouds and Fall-colored neighborhood

16 responses

  1. Clouds and snow cover certainly do make them beautiful! Not looking forward to snow this year, but I know it’s coming!

    November 12, 2013 at 7:03 am

    • Yes, it is, Laura…like it or not. 😉

      November 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm

  2. amberafrica


    November 12, 2013 at 9:06 am

    • Thank you, Shari.

      November 14, 2013 at 6:12 pm

  3. Thanks, Scott. What a wonderful shot of a place that’s rather special to me! ♥ ♥ ♥

    November 12, 2013 at 11:33 am

    • So happy you like it, Gunta. 🙂

      November 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm

  4. It’s a beautiful view!

    November 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    • It’s hard to look away sometimes.

      November 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm

  5. Seems a little foggy or hazy… but it adds a special mood to the image.

    November 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    • It was one of those days, Shimon…gentle light and quite a bit of moisture in the air.

      November 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  6. A very beautiful scene Scott. Smashing photo!

    November 12, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    • Thank you, Adrian. 🙂

      November 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  7. It’s starting to look rather wintry out your way – but still you get that great seasonal divide between the foreground and the high mountains.

    November 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    • This one is from the archives, Andy…but we’re supposed to be getting more than a dusting this weekend. I’ll keep you updated! 🙂

      And yes, there is that bit of seasonal divide in the image…I was near what are referred to here as “the benches,” maybe more commonly known as “foothills,” of the eastern mountains…looking west over the top of the city’s trees.

      November 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

  8. If I were in a covered wagon, I think I’d opt for spring before I attempted those snow-covered mountains… This is a wonderful panorama of the foothills and the strip of houses with the mist and the mountains. Almost looks impossible to be real. What a sight!

    November 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

  9. Those old pioneers actually came through the mountains on the other side of town, and near the end of July…so they didn’t know what was awaiting them for later in the year. But yes, I’d have waited, as well. 🙂 I’m glad you liked the image, George….

    November 18, 2013 at 7:12 am

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