Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sleeping Rainbows

The Indians call this area The Land of the Sleeping Rainbows. It's in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument in Utah. We've been here a few times, now, but this is the first time we were able to capture such spectacular skies. The land is equally impressive, though. The mountains are striped with unbelievable shades of green, gold, white, and red - and lines that reach as far as the eye can see. As one of our students from our last Utah workshop so aptly put it... "Fan-freakin'-tastic." :)

I won't be getting much work done this week. My kids are home from school and we're spending as much time as possible out of doors. Three of them have swim team every weekday morning, and we spent a few hours in the pool this afternoon too. They spent the rest of the day playing in the woods - and we'll go catch some frogs and crawdads after dinner.

We'll be heading for Yellowstone National Park next Wednesday. We're taking all six kids, so I can't promise any blog posts. But I'll try for a few. This trip won't be about photography, either... it's about the kids. So, although we may get a few shots here and there, we'll spend most of our time exploring the park. The kids are very excited. They are used to long trips, so we aren't too worried about the plane trips or the long drive from Denver to the park. We're more concerned about losing someone. Ah well - if they get lost, they can join a bison herd... and that's one less mouth the feed. :)

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Anonymous Kris Taeleman said...

What a coincidence, I'll also be in Yellowstone next thursday and friday. It's a damn small world :)

Have fun! (and I hope we get good weather :) )

June 12, 2008 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Well - keep your eyes open... if you see a couple of nuts carrying camera gear, with six kids in tow, come over and say hello. :)

Have a great time! I hope you get some good shots.


June 12, 2008 at 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Daniel Ewert said...

Great blog, Varina. I'm glad I found it. I hope you and Jay have a great time Yellowstone with the family.

June 14, 2008 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks very much, Daniel. I'm glad you enjoyed my blog. I hope to be able to update it while we're in Yellowstone. :) Maybe once the kids are in bed.

June 14, 2008 at 4:03 PM  

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