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 Five Photos, Five Stories — Day Five

Thank you, Clare, at My Creative Cosmos for inviting me to join this photo challenge.


Bryce Canyon, Southern Utah

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Bryce Canyon 4Bryce Canyon in Southern Utah is about 400 miles from home for us. These pictures were taken in May of 2012 when we drove down to St. George for my niece’s graduation from Southern Utah University. Our pictures don’t really do the canyon justice (except perhaps for the one above with the arch) for the canyon is very, very red. The product of countless years of erosion, the ceilingless caves and rock formations left standing are called Hoodoos. The red rock is interspersed with beautiful forest, and this is an ideal place to hike. They have a full-moon hike each month (if I remember correctly) that takes you into the bottom of the canyon by moonlight.

You can see the park in a day if you’re just traveling through the area. I like this park much better than Zion National Park. It’s far more colorful and odd. My only regret from this little trip was that on the way out of the park we stopped at the visitors’ center and they had a cd I wanted to buy in the worst way. It was called Celtic Cowboys! For the life of me I couldn’t begin to imagine what that might sound like. I love both Celtic and country music. BUT they had just closed out the cash register for the day and I had to leave without it. I was so disappointed. And I’ve never found it anywhere else.

That’s my sad tale and the end of my Five Pictures Five Stories tales. We kind of went all over, didn’t we? The mountains of Park City, Utah’s Olympic Village; cruising in Bar Harbor, Maine; a European-like stop in Quebec City, Canada; way back down south the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida; and finally back home via southern Utah. As far as I’m concerned, a vacation isn’t a vacation if you’re not learning something! Hope you found at least some of it interesting.


The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo.  It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you. 

Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.

Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.  Today, I’m inviting Jane of Making It Write to join the challenge. 

(Actually, anyone can join in, so please do.)