Monday, January 21, 2008

Antelope Island

We made it home to Texas safe and sound. It's not as warm as I had hoped for, though I'm sure this cold snap won't last long.

We made the most our last day in Utah. Took the long way down from the Heber Valley through Ogden (there's a nice yarn shop there) and spent the afternoon on Antelope Island.

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The Great Salt Lake is frozen in most places, but where it is not, the ducks congregate--many varieties. The hawks hang out there too--looking for a good meal--as do bald eagles, we were told, though we did not see one.

We saw bison,

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coyote,

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rabbit, chuckar partridge and porcupine.

The scenery was beautiful and since it was cold and overcast, there were very few people out. It felt like we had the whole island to ourselves.

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This is my favorite picture of John from that day.

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He's wearing an Irish Hiking Scarf.

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And, I'm holding a new scarf I'm knitting from what was left of the brown Shetland handspun. The pattern is Labyrinth (picture #17) from Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr. This interesting scarf is knit as a tube in the round. The white stripes you see are waste yarn, holding stitches that will be bound off later in a contrasting color.

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The sun broke through the clouds briefly at the end of the day sending a shaft of light upward toward the heavens. With so much beauty all around, I could not help but think of the one who created it all.

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

15 comments:

  1. What amazing pictures!
    Also taking the opportunity here to say, I really enjoy your blog. I enjoy reading knitting blogs, but yours is especially nice since you are a Believer. Like today for instance. I love that you are sharing your adoration to the One who made the beauty you have been enjoying on your trip. Thanks for the encouragement today!

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  2. Love the sunset picture. Antelope Island is always fun. Thanks for having such wonderful pictures and thoughts.

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  3. Antelope Island is a beautiful, unique spot year round. How wonderful to see it in winter! Thanks for capturing the sun...it's an amazing picture.

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  4. SockPixie11:12 AM

    I just love your traveling blog!
    Thanks for taking us along with you!

    Caroline, the SockPixie

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  5. Lovely, lovely, and fitting praise for the Creator!

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  6. It sounds like you had a grand time going to Utah and then coming home again. Your trip inspired our weather here and we got some more snow over the weekend. Nothing is really around now, but it was a nice quiet Sunday with a fire in the fireplace. First time this year!

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  7. Great pictures of the trip, I really am enjoying your skill with the camera.

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  8. Lovely pictures, makes me wish I was there. Thanks for sharing your trip.
    I can't wait to see your finished scarf. I love that book, the author is so creative.

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  9. Wonderful photos! I can't believe you saw bison and coyotes like that, wow! It must be good to be home ;o)

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  10. The pictures are beautiful. How good for the soul a trip like that must be!

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  11. your pictures are so cool! just like your CO pictures, you're making me homesick. :-)

    We stopped in Salt Lake over the holidays to visit my aunt and uncle, but it was a "just passing through" visit. I still haven't had a chance to get out there for real exploring.

    remember, you're always welcome to test out some hand knits here in MN.... ;-)

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  12. We've been through Heber Valley during the summer. It looks so different in the winter.

    I'm interested in the scarf. I'm not sure I understand how it will work with the waste yarn.

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  13. What a great post, beautiful photos too! Glad I stopped by.

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  14. How beautiful it all is!

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~Tracy