Utah “Life Elevated”…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Colorado

our son moved to Colorado a few years ago and we have been lucky enough to get to fly out and spend Thanksgiving with him each year…

 

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Canyonlands Nat'l Park Utah

it is always exciting to visit new places but I must admit I was not totally prepared for the majesty and splendor waiting for us on this trip…

Magpie's Nest Colin S Island in the Sky Canyonlands

we chose to explore Moab, Utah

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Island in the Sky sunset Canyonlands Utah

sunset at Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park was so beautiful it made me cry…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Arches and the traveling tea cup

Colin gave his father a break from driving and drove us all over Colorado and Utah showing us some of his favorite places…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Arches

he had hiked and camped in this area several times before…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Delicate Arch Traveling T Cup

 you can see Mr Magpie and Colin holding our traveling tea cup in the photo above…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Traveling Tea Cup Arches National Park

as you can imagine we went wild snapping photos with so much beauty all around us...

Magpie's Nest Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River

the drive out to Red Cliffs Lodge for a delicious Thanksgiving buffet offered breathtaking views along the mighty Colorado River…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Snow in Arches Nat'l Park Moab

on our last day in Moab we woke up to freshly fallen snow which charmed and excited us anew…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Arches Blue Sky Snow

as we headed back to Colorado our son took us on a bit of detour through the Colorado National Monument with even more snow and awe inspiring beauty…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Colorado National Monument Park

I have a Flickr folder with a few more photos HERE …

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Hartman Rocks Gunnison CO

thank you very much for stopping by as I join everyone over at Elizabeth’s T Stands for Tuesday

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and wish you a very happy first “official” Hot Tea Day too

37 responses to “Utah “Life Elevated”…

  1. Wonderful photos Patty, I can understand anyone going mad and snapping dozens of pics when it is all so breathtakingly beautiful. Have a good week, Happy T Day, Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Talk about jaw dropping gorgeous, I can see why you weren’t prepared for this majestic scenery. This is simply incredible, and the photos the two of you took seem to capture the desolate beauty of the entire area. I can also see it could be a bit overwhelming, because your photos are out of this world.

    Thanks for sharing them and taking the traveling tea cup so it could be included in this beauty, too. And as always, thanks for joining T this Tuesday.

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  3. Fantastic photos Patty! What an intersting area! Wow!
    Thank you for sharing that and happy T-Day liebe Patty!
    oxo
    Susi

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  4. GORGEOUS!! a friend of mine was cycling in Utah two years ago and i was jealous to see her photos.., i wonder if you make photo books or something to get your trips documented? (but then, do you have the time for that?)
    i just LOVE the photos and the mosaics you made with them.

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  5. Wow- you have some gorgeous photos. We traveled out in this direction a few summers back, and it is absolutely spectacular. Lucky you to spend Thanksgiving there, and what a pretty season to visit, I really enjoyed this post! Hugs.

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  6. So beautiful! And I have firsthand knowledge since I was in both places this past summer. 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

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  7. Majesty and splendor – such apt descriptions! When I have traveled in that part of the country, my eyes seemed to grow bigger by the minute trying to absorb all the beauty. They struggled to take it all in because the scenery is unbelievably, overwhelmingly breathtaking. Yay, for Hot Tea Day! I’m lifting my mug of tea in your honor this morning.

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  8. Your and Mr. Magpie’s photos are literally out of this (my) world. I enlarged these and they looked even more spectacular. I always like to see you in photos too.
    Some of the photos made me feel quite dizzy.
    The word awesome was invented for your photographs, Patty.

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  9. Oh Patty the scenery is absolutely stunning!! I can only imagine the splendor of seeing it all in person. I can definitely see lots of art inspired by all of this:) Happy hot tea day, and cheers as I take a sip with you also for this T Stands For Tuesday day!

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  10. So many beautiful photo’s> Almost feel like I’m there.
    Happy Tea Day too ! xoxoxo

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  11. I do love the idea of the traveling tea cup — We have not been to Utah but from the looks of your pictures we better go!!!! Thanks Patty …
    Sandy xx

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  12. I do love that part of the country. Erik and I said years ago that we’d love to live in CO someday.
    Happy T day!

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  13. These photos truly shows a very amazing and beautiful place .
    I will never see such stunning nature , Patty . Nothing in Denmark can conquer this, my oh my it is awesome , magnificent and divine.
    Thank you for showing dear Patty .
    OXOX

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  14. I love being an armchair traveller fantastic photos

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  15. what magnificent views you’ve shared! Happy hot tea day! ♥

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  16. Just looking at those colors, skies, rock formations, etc, gives me a much needed lift in spirits this afternoon. Thanks you for sharing all your gorgeous photos–my favorites were the one of you at Artist’s Point & the one with the natural heart. Happy T Day!

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  17. Finally today I took time again, to look at your wonderful art of the last few weeks.
    Whether photos or your journal pages or your Digital art – everything is a feast for the eyes!
    I am absolutely flashed from these splendid landscapes and wished to see everything with my own eyes, once . You must be very happy to have experienced this natural wonder.
    Ganz viele liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  18. What fantastic photos.

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  19. An amazing landscape you will never forget if you have seen it. Wonderful photos you and Jim have made, so we can also have a look of it. The majesty of such a landscape makes breathless and sometimes cry.
    I’m happy for you that you could enjoy this with your son.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine

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  20. WOW!!!!!! What a spectacular place…..my bucket list is getting longer.

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  21. Wow! I want to add this gorgeous place to my travel list. It looks stunning Patty.
    Have a wonderful week
    Hugs

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  22. pearshapedchris

    Colorado is one place I would love to have visited from the photos I have already seen. Now I have seen this views I can only sigh at what I have missed – Thank you so much for sharing these! I have an Idea for Paris – I will e-mail you soon! Hugs, Chrisx

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  23. Stunning photos! Wow–what a marvelous trip. Love that the traveling cup made it safely, too. 😉 Happy T-Day! 🙂

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  24. I know, Moab is a show stopper, that is for sure and your photos make me want to go back and enjoy the splendor! A hiking paradise.. gorgeous! xoxo

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  25. WOW what wonderful expressive photos, the landscapes are breathtaking!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Big hugs Anja

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  26. Oh my goodness – we live in such a beautiful world don’t we! I know I’ll never get so see it myself, so I’m thankful for your pictures.

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  27. Omgosh Patty i completely understand that something can be so beautiful it can make you cry… That happened on my first day spent on the CA west coast.. something i didn’t think i would ever get to see in person.. .I just felt so overwhelmed and fortunate… Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos! Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

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  28. Thank you for the photos… majestic scenery indeed, nature at its best and I love that the travelling teacup made it into the wonderful scenery!

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  29. These are all beautiful Patty and I must say the one of you at Artist Point is my favorite. Another amazing trip that is in my bucket list.

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  30. Oh Patty!! I do understand why this beauty brought tears to your eyes! Breathtaking photos! I can only imagine how beautiful it was in real life!! thank you thank you for taking us along again on your journeys!!
    How delightful to have Colin join in on the fun with the traveling teacup! heehee those boys made me laugh! And I do believe I spied a photo bomber in one of your photos! Looks like he too was snapping in the beauty!!
    welcome home ! much love,Jackie xo

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  31. Just incredible. Love this photo journey. xox

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  32. Wow!!! What beautiful sites you saw on your adventure!!! I would love to visit there someday…. Thanks for sharing 🙂 ~Sophia

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  33. spectacular photographs! I took the journey with you … how breath taking. A treasure to be sure. hugs, Donna

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  34. Overall, when I think of my landscape passions, I am called to greener mountains and lots of water. But I have to say when I went to Utah a few years ago and visited a couple of different parks, Bryce and Zion, I was as entranced with the amazing scenery as you were. It is much the same — simply majestic. I’m not sure I ever felt so “small.” Your photos are terrific, really capturing the beauty of this place.

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  35. Gorgeous photos. Looks like a truly magical place.

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  36. What an inspiring place, my friend!

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here...it means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

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