Late last fall we purchased our first travel trailer. It's small 5th wheel, and yesterday we took it for "The Maiden Voyage". A one night stand to Antelope Island State Park, about 6 miles from our home. The actual campground we stayed at is about 15 miles from our home, but since we hadn't done any kind of camping in many years we thought it would be a good first time out. Worked out pretty well, and of course we learned a lot, and had a good time. The primary purpose of buying it was to get out where I could find photographs of nature. This very short and close trip did not disappoint.
This is one of several wild flowers that grow on the island. The flowers there tend to be quite small. Each of these flowers is about the size of a man's thumbnail.
I kept looking at this quail wondering what was wrong, then when I got home and looked at the photo I finally figured it out, he/she doesn't have the normal quail top notch. I don't know why. Any ideas?
Like the wild flowers above these are very small, even smaller, more like a ladies pinky fingernail.
And of course, since probably 80% or more of my sunset shots come from somewhere around the Great Salt Lake, what visit to Antelope Island, in the Great Salt Lake, would be complete without a sunset shot.