Settling into Moab Part 2 (March 22, 2009)

So a few days later and our move was complete. Since we were behind schedule, Leo ended up helping us move stuff to Moab and setting up, which was awfully nice of him. Thankfully, he had the free time to spend around 10 days with us, mostly in Moab. The weather, of course, wasn’t the most cooperative and it was pretty cold the whole time!A word of warning: I am very excited about these photos as I write this, as I was when I took them originally! In order to capture that spirit of excitement, I will be posting a great many of the photos that I took and weeding-out fewer than I normally might. There are a lot of photos here!

Totally awesome Fence Lizard
I was so excited by the scenery that I took a picture of this squirrel scrambling around the red rocks!
Another Fence Lizard
Fence Lizard
Pretty flowers - I need to consult a botanist...
More desert flowers
Flowers
Spring bloomers!
A hiding Spotted Whiptail Lizard
Spotted Whiptail
Spotted Whiptail
The track crossing on the way to Corona Arch
That's the Colorado River!
Leo walking on the tracks
Flowers
Flowers
Desert varnish
Red rock scenery
An old Prickly-Pear lies among the rocks
That's a small arch called Bowtie Arch
Corona Arch
Leo and the view
Leo
Bowtie Arch from a distance - can you see the little people walking along the red rock?
All sorts of things can grow with the presence of a little moisture
Bowtie Arch hangs above this hanging wall garden
Holes where the sandstone has worn away
Bowtie Arch
Bowtie Arch
Bowtie Arch with the wall garden below
Closeup of the wall garden
Closeup of the wall garden
Closeup of the wall garden
Anne and Leo by the garden
Corona Arch
Corona Arch
A vista from Corona Arch
Corona Arch
Patterns in the sandstone
Corona Arch from below - awesome!
Patterns in the worn sandstone
Corona Arch with people beneath it for perspective
Corona Arch vista
Pinyon growing out of sandstone
Corona Arch
Looking down on the rails
Some desert flowering plant in spring...
Red rock vista
Corona Arch making a face!
Corona Arch making a face
Corona Arch making a face
Leo trying to look cool
Leo trying to look cool
Anne trying to stay cool
Corona Arch
Leo between two shrubs
Anne fitting in with the scenery
Anne
Red rock is awesome!
Leo and Anne with Bowtie far behind them
Sand dunes are encroaching on the crypto here - a bad sign...
This is how the crypto should look - don't bust that crust!

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