Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Perhaps anywhere you travel out West will show you layers of beauty, but Utah is our latest state to visit where seeing overlapping beauty became the norm.  If you’ve ever crested a hill while driving a scenic highway, you know the ah-ha moment when you catch your breath and say, “Oh, my gosh!” or something else equally trite for such grandiose vistas.  But that’s what comes to mind when you see the layered look of scrub brush in front of plains in front of mountains . . . just as God meant it to be.

Layers of sandstone near Capitol Reef

Layers of sandstone near Capitol Reef

Rows of fall-colored shrubs snugged up to majestic mountains. Somewhere in Utah.

Rows of fall-colored shrubs snugged up to majestic mountains. Somewhere in Utah.

Reflections and layers: Potash Scenic Byway, Utah

Reflections and layers: Potash Scenic Byway, Utah

Layers in the distance at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Layers in the distance at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Just another gorgeous highway view: Utah

Just another gorgeous highway view: Utah

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30 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      I wish I knew more about the composition of these formations. Sandstone is the only thing that seems to be mentioned frequently in the brochures. But a geology lesson would be a good accompaniment after a trip out West! Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Oh, the Places We See

      It really is one gorgeous state. Of course, if truth be known, we’ve found exceptional beauty in every state. This one just has the corner on the market for great red rocks! (At least that’s our opinion!) Thanks for taking a look.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      We’re already thinking about next year, too. But have no idea what we want to see first. Utah is a place I could return to again and again and still not see the same scenery twice in the same way. Thanks for taking a look at this beautiful state!

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      That third picture brings back memories of finding that street called Potash Road and seeing many sites as luscious as this one. We loved the reflections in the Colorado River as much as the rock landscape. It’s all good!

  2. kzmcb

    You know, I think it could almost be in Australia. We have the same sandstone formations, red dirt (rich in iron) and layers of other fossilised life.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Thanks, Jodi. Hope you are finding lots of things to cook, paint, and photograph this fall. Any time we see scenery like this, I ask Bert to pull over — again — so I can take pictures. I’m not sure what you do with all these photos, but thanks for taking a look along with me!

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