Moab Utah - La Vie Est Belle

False Kiva

"Holiness speaks when there is silence, encouraging that which is good or reproving that which is wrong.”

- James E. Faust

I've grown up around Moab Utah and yet all of those years I never took the opportunity to see the beauty that surrounded me.  Since I'm in the process of moving across the country to Virginia I kind of went into panic mode  thinking that I'd never get the chance to really see all that the west and specifically southern Utah has to offer. My dad was nice enough to accompany me as we went to look at some of the hidden treasures found in southern Utah.  On our list was, False Kiva which was amazing, quiet, peaceful and even a little spiritual.  We were really hoping to have the alcove all to ourselves and lucked out!  It was just what we needed to escape the crowds and find a peaceful moment.

Double Arch

We did hit up Arches National Park and visited a couple of the arches that we had on our list.  We were there during the busiest season of the year and so there were A LOT of visitors along with us. We wanted to visit turret arch and double arch.  Double arch was really hard to capture because of the size of it as well as the amount of people there.  But with some foreground elements I was able to avoid a lot of tourists :)

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch was a must stop for us on this trip.  This is the a place that has been photographed so many times that if you want a beautiful print it is easy to find.  Sunrise is the best time to find it lit up!  But since we weren't able to make it for sunrise we still wanted to go and visit it and see what all the fuss was about.  It has a great view no matter what time of day you visit.  Certainly if I had the chance I'd come back at sunrise, but that will have to be next trip!

Dead Horse Point

Our final stop of the evening was Dead Horse point which we hit up right at sunset.  The colors were beautiful and it was a spectacular sight to be seen.  It was a wonderful day spent with my camera and my dad.  I've loved the moments enjoying God's creativity and the beauty of the earth.  There is too much noise in the world and it seems we need to find a quiet place to think, find perspective and calm our souls.

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