Sun-drenched days requiring sunscreen and hats--scurrying toward shade.
Spectacular sandstone spires and mesas, some with windows;
Deep river-carved canyons, stranding terraced islands.
Highways smudged and besmirched with deer blood and carnage;
Roads bordered by iconic Buddha-like and temple-shaped rock formations.
Southern Utah's calendar-photo beauty carved out of temporary pourous stone;
Northern Utah's granite peaks bespeckled with swaying golden aspens.
Exquisite Heaven on Earth, clear evidence of higher hands at work;
Hell's fire and brimstone echoed at every curve and all angles.
Four friends collectively reveling in non-daily-life experiences;
Inward spiritual revelations and soul-expanding images.
Ann Beth Blake
(c) October 8, 2015