Photo of the Week: Reef Light







Sometime around the beginning of October this year, the sky gods smiled on me and my (phone) camera.

I snapped this after a thunderstorm pounded through the area. The blinding, liquid light illuminated the rocks of Capitol Reef like shining beacons against that fearsome sky. Out walking on Beas Lewis Flats, you can get this view by facing east, directly toward the swells and dips of the Park.

Of course, there is no guarantee of light and shadow dancing and tip-toeing around one another, swirling ┬átogether and clashing apart as they inform your photo with beautiful grace. Storm chasing is an art form that many around here strive to master. I am definitely a novice at it! Let me tell you, though, the resultant photos are stamps on the memory and heart that won’t soon erase themselves.

There are a million and one reasons I love where I live. Let’s call this photo reason number 1,719.


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2 Responses to Photo of the Week: Reef Light

  1. You’ve done it again! I’m in the middle of an aching from the beauty of the Reef, which I miss like my second arm or eye, should they be gone. Light on the rock of the ancients is like no other. Thank you for this moment of BEING THERE!

  2. Julie

    Thank you so much, Gail. I too often ache from the beauty of the Reef, even though I live there. The astounding gorgeousness of the place can make me stop and stare and just greedily drink it all in, standing motionless for minutes. Love it! Glad the photo gave you a moment of being there, too.

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