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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wildfower Heaven at Albion Basin Trail

Hello my friends,
the other day our youngest daughter texted us and said that the wildflowers at Alta ski resort were at their peak and did we want to come go for a hike.
 
We were more than thrilled!  It turned out that Sunday was the best day.  Normally we would attend church, but we felt like spending time with her and enjoying some of God's creations would be a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning.
 


When we arrived we thought we would hike to Cecret Lake.  The lady at the gate told us that right now Albion Basin trail was the most photogenic.
 

Wildflowers covered the hills as far as the eyes could see.  Really, the pictures do not do it justice!
 

 
This girl is in her element, wildflower heaven!

 
Paintbrush
 
 
wild geranium


 
Cone flowers



 
My new phone has a portrait mode and I love it!  The item in the front stands out while the background is blurred.

 
Don't you just love the dainty look of Queens Ann's Lace?
 
 
Primrose


 
Two people that hold a special place in my heart!!
 
 
Kylee is buried up to her Corda Rope Sandals in wildflowers.  :)


All of these gorgeous blooms and this silly butterfly chose to land on the dirt.  (wink)
 

 
A little reminder that not too long ago this mountain was covered
 in snow.
 


Of course I had to be a bit silly, pretending to be downhill skiing.  After all, I have the perfect pokey out buttocks for this pose.  lol!
 

 
We stopped at this shady spot for a little snack on the way back down the trail.
 
 
 
If you look closely, you'll find little tokens left by others to brighten your day.
 
Someone tucked this rock inside a crevice in a tree.  Isn't it cute how they used wiggly eyes for the flowers?

 
 
 
Oh what a beautiful day!
 
If I die tomorrow, just bury me amongst the wildflowers!!

 
 
 

17 comments:

Jeanie said...

I think you were in your church. Who wouldn't be when surrounded by all the most beautiful things God has to offer? Thank you for sharing it with us.

Old Time Cindy said...

Oh Jann, I love your spirit! I love hiking...my outdoor time is always my God time. It's such a connection to Him to be out and about and appreciate the beauty He has created.

Susie said...

Jann, You went to nature's church. God created it. I loved all the photos and laughed about the feet in the air. Your skiing in summer too. Time with your daughter and hubby is the best time. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

BarberryLane Designs said...

OH, how gorgeous! Love all your pictures and what a record for a blissful day! Sandi

Cindy Rasley said...

Beautiful !!

Rose L said...

I always appreciate the colorful and detailed beauty God gives us! It looks so lovely!

happyone said...

Wow what fantastic photos. Looks like a great day.
God sure created a beautiful world for us.

Linda W. said...

Who knew ski areas look so great in the off season? Our local hill, Mt Hood Meadows sports an equally fabulous wildflower display. Beautiful place and glad you got out to see it.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Beautiful!

Tamara said...

How wonderful to have some special time out together. What stunning countryside and mountains and all of those wildflowers... Just gorgeous! I love your sense of humor and your pictures are absolutely beautiful. And the rock is very cute.

Have a happy week...
Hugs
Tamara

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Perfect way to spend the Lord's day! So pretty and you knew all the names of the flowers! I spent my Sunday afternoon by the lake, another heavenly place to be on a nice day.

Joanna said...

So beautiful and a great way to worship God.

Katie Brewster said...

OH, the Beauty of the Earth!
PRAISE & HONOR & GLORY be to our Creator God!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful fields of wildflowers! Love this post!

Louca por porcelana said...

What a wonderful post!Beautiful flowers!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Those flowers make for amazing views! The pictures are absolutely wonderful.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I would say that spending time with your daughter in all of God's beauty was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday, Jann!