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More Desert Spring!

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Flowers & butterfly along the highway at the Wah Wah Mountain range, West Central Utah (see more of this great area in Utah's Great Basin)

From one of the top rims of the Virgin River Gorge

Butterfly on a Joshua Tree

(more of the Virgin River Gorge) see Arizona Strip's Basin & Range Area

See the Brachiopods above the cactus flower?

Red Cliffs blooms May of 2008 (first hike/date with my husband ;))

Blooms in 2010 on the Dry Sandy trail
(more of the Dry Sandy hike)

Cactus blooms and Indian Paint Brush, and white ? flowers in Zion Canyon

Indian Paint Brush on Kanarra Creek, Kanarraville, UT

Tiger Lilly along Lake Michigan Milwaukee, WI (no, not the desert :))

Spring blooms in the summer on Cedar Mountain, Utah, over 10,000 feet

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Silky looking weed on Northgate Peaks Trail, Zion NP

Bee enjoying this beautiful bloom on Gardner Peak Trail in Utah's Pine Valley Mountains

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pearbug2.jpg (134503 bytes) Critters making a home on Gardner Peak's cactus bloom (left); another bee bloom and purple beauty on Deer Trap Trail, Zion NP  bee1.jpg (108205 bytes) snapdragon.jpg (87014 bytes)
birchbloom.jpg (135205 bytes) Birch Creek behind these beauties on the left, leading up the blooming Sand Bench (horse) trail in Zion Nat'l Park  hrsbnch4.jpg (168018 bytes) hrsbnch2.jpg (130223 bytes)
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The following 4 taken along the Pa'rus trail in Zion

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These 2 (right) were on the back-road trail to Observation Point in Zion

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This butterfly posed for me along Oak Creek in Zion; also the next 2 taken on this trail less traveled

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How precious is this...3 happy couples enjoying Spring in Oak Creek

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The next 3 are from the LaVerkin Overlook trail (click to see some views from the trail)

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RCbloom2.jpg (131926 bytes) These 2 (left) were found in Red Cliffs '05, the next 7 just down the road in Silver Reef LCbloom.jpg (93351 bytes)
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Indian Paintbrush
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More Sage blooms in Snow Canyon near St. George, Utah

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And the delicate, yet poisonous Moon Lilly in Snow Canyon

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Sandstone Mountain area held another variety of blooms

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