Beautiful Alien

Jul 5, 2016 by

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Capitol Reef National Park was my first taste of the strange landscapes and logic-defying combination of cute, fuzzy plants, sheer rock faces, saturated red earth, ancient petroglyphs and resilient cacti.

While driving through the park, I continuously leaned forward in my seat, and repeatedly said, “Weeeeird.”

Mind blown.

Never have I seen textures, colours and life forms in this unusual cocktail before. On the one hand, that’s not saying much; coming from the Canadian prairies, a cactus excites me. On the other hand, Capitol Reef is world class, and I would recommend it to anyone given a fraction of a chance.  Truly, I was transported from planet Earth. I could have been anywhere: Mars, Planet X, a place even my overactive imagination couldn’t procure.

I still have lots to share from Capitol Reef and Utah’s other wondrous parks, but for now, let’s enjoy the bizarre plant life. I am quite the opposite of a green thumb, so if you know any of these plants, let me know!

 

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Quite alien, right? But oh, so beautiful.

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  1. Gorgeous! I love them.

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