Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for ...

(Welcome to my ABC's of Utah! I am Elizabeth Mueller, author of debut novel Darkspell, YA Paranormal Romance and co-host of this magnificent Blogging Challenge! If you should have any questions, feel free to contact me or any of the other super-friendly co-hosts!

My theme is Tour de Utah--featuring everything I find interesting about my home state. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Don't forget your sunscreen, you're in for one wild ride for the next 29 days!)

 Now on to the show ...



Arches National Park!

If you click on the photo's source, you just might be blown away by all the beauty there! I know I am.  Can you believe something as gorgeous as  that exists in my state?

 Over 300 million years ago, a  salt bed was deposited over the Colorado  Plateau  which now lies under these beautiful spires, fins and monoliths of stone. After much flooding and wind-shaping with the aid of the salt, we can now enjoy this beautiful sight.

Many people from around the world have  camped and hiked, and yes, even biked here!

Location:  5 mi (8 km) north of Moab, along Hwy 191.

Seen any impressive natural  formations you'd love to share?



46 comments:

  1. Yay for Utah! You're going to make me homesick. :)

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  2. What beautiful pictures!
    I will have to take a trip to Utah one day.

    Cheers, Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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  3. Pretty pictures, though the orange A's kind of made it hard to read. :)

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  4. Breathtaking pictures... almost surreal!

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  5. Amazing formations. Beautiful! Good luck with the A-Z!

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  6. Nice A

    Here is mine
    http://pa-ul.blogspot.com/search/label/GAC%20A-Z%20Artists

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  7. I actually loved the highlighted orange a's. And the photos are amazing. There is just something magical about national parks!

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  8. A little different scenery from the Midwest :)

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  9. Wow, amazing photographs,
    thanks for sharing
    martine

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  10. These are amazing. I've never seen anything like them outside of a science fiction set.

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  11. great shots... beautiful work.

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

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  12. I was there years ago and they truly are amazing. What a great theme for your A to Z challenge, too! and it's very nice to meet you :)

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  13. How beautiful! very nice way to begin; aethestic beauty!

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  14. I love Arches! I went there on a family vacation in high school and was mesmorized! It is still one of my favorites that I have seen

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  15. Excellent topic and great start. I am always amazed at the beauty of Utah each time I drive through. I have driven by the arch a few times.

    Gregg Metcalf

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  16. Awww such fabulous and atmospheric pics!! Thanks for sharing! Take care
    x

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  17. You picked some really amazing photos!

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  18. Gorgeous pictures!! Looking forward to your Utah alphabet ;-)

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  19. Ah, it's my home state too! Can't wait to see what points you chose to highlight.

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  20. Oooh, beautiful pictures. Looks nice and warm :)

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  21. Beautiful pictures and a very nice blog!

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  22. Utah is beautiful state, and Arches is one of my favorite national park. And we've been to all of them in the lower 48.
    Great theme.

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  23. Beautiful. I have been to Utah many times but I never knew these were there.

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  24. Those structures are amazing! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  25. Wow..beautiful..looking forward to see your other post(s)..

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  26. I love arches. This is an awesome theme. You're letting everyone know how beautiful Utah is - very cool.

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  27. Ooh! I've always been interested in Utah's landscape. this promises to be a great series. Love the pictures!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  28. Wow. Great post. Love the photos. Thanks!

    A Ladybug's Life

    Sonnia

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  29. amazing pictures, i look forward to more!
    the first looks like a guy wrestling a giant rattlesnake!

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  30. Beautiful photos. Great way to start the challenge.

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  31. I love Arches! Your photographs are stunning, looking forward to travelling virtually through your blog.

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  32. Arches is a beautiful park. I also love Crater Lake National Park here in Oregon. Good luck with the challenge.

    Lisa
    http://livethemoment09.blogspot.com

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  33. Thank you for this gorgeous trip to Arches. I've always wanted to go. *sighs*

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  34. Hi, Elizabeth! Awesome pictures...Isn't God wonderful in creating all the beautiful places for us to enjoy?
    Ruby

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  35. Hey Elizabeth! Looking forward to touring Utah with you. I've got plenty of sunscreen, and am fascinated by your photos. My experience with Utah is driving across the salt desert on our way to CA when I was 18. I've never been so hot or miserable. Our A/C had given out in our VW Microbus and we resorted to wetting washcloths and holding them in front of the windows to create our own evaporative coolers...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

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  36. I've been to another great park in Utah - guessing it'll be your Z post - but not yet to Arches. Can't wait!

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  37. Great theme! Oh, gorgeous photos. I'm in awe.

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  38. Beautiful pictures; your theme might even inspire me to visit Utah someday... when I have time to take a break.
    ;)

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  39. Amazing pictures...makes me wanna go there!

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  40. I really need to go to some of those parks in Utah some day. I'm not all that far away.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  41. aw geez, that's like stupidly, foolishly, unfairly beautiful.

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