Antelope Island at Sunrise – Part Second


There was simply too much to see, too many sights that demanded attention, contemplation, worship…and photographs.

My kids who still live in Salt Lake City had told me about the record snowfall for the past winter and spring; I had also read about it on one of the social media sites from the area that I follow.

I guess I expected that some of the earlier season’s snowmelt would have made it to The Great Salt Lake and would have raised the water level a bit…would have raised it “any” amount, actually.

Western Spotted Orb Weaver spider on Antelope Island

There was water, of course, mostly north of the causeway from my vantage point, enough to provide those morning reflections that are inspiring in and of themselves…

…and enough, too, to afford the many waterfowl a place to forage, play, rest, and provide still other morning reflections that cause occasional human observers to stop along their various ways to attend, contemplate, worship…and photograph.

Also striking were the morning’s colors…the peachy orangish pink of the waking sky, shining of themselves above, and in the myriad reflections below…

…the black, dark purple, blue and gray of the lake’s living water…

…and the sage, green, rust, and straw colors of the waterside vegetation.

Cast all of those, too, among the brightening gold and greens of the covered hillsides and coves…

…the yellow faces and bonnets of the solitary individuals and masses of sunflowers…

…and finally the rich blacks and browns of the wandering bison.

It was a feast for my desert dwelling eyes.


10 responses

  1. -N-

    I really feel I am there . . .

    September 8, 2019 at 8:11 am

    • That’s a good thing…. 🙂

      September 8, 2019 at 12:09 pm

  2. It’s certainly a magical place, especially as seen through your lens (not to mention the rising sun there?) Thanks for taking us along!

    September 8, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    • You’re very welcome, Gunta…and yes, that is the rising sun. 🙂

      September 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm

  3. Awesome . . . both the description and photos.

    September 9, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    • Thank you for your words, Emilio.

      September 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      • They are well deserved and you are welcome

        September 13, 2019 at 7:09 pm

  4. A feast for sure – the bison especially, in the third-to-last photo, wonderful. Yes, worship.

    September 13, 2019 at 11:35 am

    • “Yes, worship.” 🙂

      September 13, 2019 at 5:51 pm

  5. Liana

    It’s like you got the contract to shoot God’s screensaver …..damn, these are fine.

    October 22, 2019 at 11:23 am

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