Genus Tulipa Sub Rosa (Tulip Secret)
24 x 30"
acrylic on canvas
Habitat Gallery, Denver, CO

Our first stop in Utah was Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park. We learned there, that most of Utah can only be experienced with venturous spirit and a days hike. (right) Our friend Merle Graffam, who recently discovered a new dinosaur in the park. The dino will soon be officially named after him.

Looks like the Painted Desert!

One mile tunnel at Zion National Park

What a variety of landscapes.

Balance Rock, Arches National Park

Delicate Arch, Utah's unofficial state symbol. Not a casual hike, but worth every step. It stands alone in an amphitheater shaped pit, framing canyons and snow covered mountains.

Rock Art

and the biggest tumbleweed we've seen!

Canyonlands National Park

Overlooking the wonder.

A canyon in a canyon. The light earth is where the ocean's beach deposited sediments. At the bottom of the canyon is the Green River.

A phenomenon that still eludes scientists "Upheaval Dome" how it got there . . . only theories can explain.

Major detour. We were taken about two hours out of our way due to (we found out the next day) a gasoline tanker that exploded.

It took us into some serious April snow!

Interesting fact, the natives thought that the snow capped mountains were actually covered in salt, due to the amount of salt in the low lands.

In Salt Lake City, finishing the Nevada Painting titled Exeunt Omnes.

We went to The Gateway mall. The shops are entirely outside, and there are even outside escalators.

Utah Artist's Hands Gallery, where we placed Exeunt Omnes, connecting Nevada to Utah.

Clean, wide streets, and an abundance of tulips in Salt Lake City.

The State Capitol building was being worked on, and we didn't go inside.

(left) A statue of Brigham Young who led persecuted Mormons to Utah. The Mormons founded Salt Lake City, which is why all the streets named on a number system of how far East/West and North/South you are from the Temple, which is the center of the city.

LDS Temple (Latter Day Saints). 

Perfectly kept gardens. . .

But, not the only religion in Salt Lake City.

And (right), not everyone agrees.

The streets were originally made wide enough to accommodate for a complete turn of an 8 oxen wagon. Now, there is room for UTA trax, public transportation on the electric trolley.

The 2002 Winter Olympics cauldron.

Dinosaur National Monument

Fossil/bone Quarry

A completely different experience when you . . .

see the bones still in the earth.

T-Rex skeleton at Dinosaur National Monument.

(right) Marker where Escalante crossed in 1776.

Nomadic Link

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