Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Vickie does a Post

Bert is out with his best Human Friend taking a walk and swim (I assume) down by the river, so I thought it was time you all heard from me.  My Vickie.

Not a lot to tell, just wanted to share a few pictures from a trip to the mountains I took with my mom yesterday.  It was to an area that dogs are not allowed so Bert was left at home.  (Not very happy about that)

It was incredibly beautiful.  A place called Albion Basin in the Mountains above Salt Lake City, Utah

This was an area we used to train the search dogs in until they even banned the search dogs from the area....that is unless they need us to search for lost hikers.

I had forgottone how beautiful it was.  There are so many wildflowers here and I love the fact that they are intermixed like I have never seen before.

I hope you enjoy.  So late in the season, yet still so unbelievable.







 next to the Columbine, the picture above is one of the most exciting to find in the wild.  We call it "Elephant Head"  duhhhh  I can't remember the nature name but if you look you will see that each flower on the stem looks just like an elephants head. (Sorry it isn't sharper but I was lying in the middle of the creek to get the picture) You can find these in the moist moist high alpine terrain, usually along a creek bed or marshy area.  Often much bigger than this but still a great sight to me. 






 Check out the variety of different flowers in one area and there were miles of this site.



 Hope you liked my photo trip from MOnday.  Hopefully Bert will have so much fun with his buddy Austin that he will forgive me for writing on his blog.

My Vickie

39 comments:

Reilly / Bree said...

Can we come and live with you ??? My dogness - what a stunningly beautiful place you live in and those flowers are just gorgeous - no wonder you love it so much.

George the Lad said...

Oh wow, I sure did enjoy your photo's, what a beautiful place you live, thanks so much for sharing. That Elephant Head amazing when you start to look at plants close up.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

ra husky said...

Wooooo! Pawsome,

RA

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks, "My Vickie"!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Firstly my hat is off to you and Bert for your work with Search teams. I just finished reading Scent of the Missing and learned so much from this book.
Secondly what beautiful photos you took of your area-incredible!
You have a great eye for beauty.
Thanks for sharing today.
Hugs,Noreen & Reggie-dog

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh How we LOVE Vickie's flower photos. BTW: what kind of camera Vickie uses? Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

FYI: I am co hosting a weekly Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop. Check out my blog post today for more information. The badge is also posted on the side of my blog. Hope you can join us in the future. Golden Woofs, Sugar

STELLA from Down Under said...

Oh Vickie, what an absolutely fabulous place to live. The pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing. Oh I love seeing other parts of the world. No worries, and love, Stella & Carol

mayziegal said...

Gosh, I almost don't have any words for all the prettiness in this postie. The only thing that would make it more better is a handsome search and rescue doggie running around in all those flowers. I'm sorry they don't let doggies in anymore but it's still a Most Magical place.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Sara said...

Wow! If you hadn't told me, I would have thought those were photos of the Alps. Breathtaking.

Droopy, Smiley, and Kayah said...

WOW Vickie! You and Bert sure live in beauuuutiful place. We sure are jealous. Thanks for sharing you pawesome pictures with us.

Slobbers,
The CheeseHounds

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just love your post, My Vickie! All of the flowers are just beautiful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

rottrover said...

OMD!! You're a regular KB! I love the elephant's head, too. That first shot of all the yellow flowers was amazing. We won't tell Bert you got on his blog... ;-)

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

My Vickie went WITHOUT Bert?!?!?!?! OMD. OMD. OMD. My mom would not dare. She wouldn't, would she? But I must confess the flowah pikshures do be most bootiful and I suppose this be the only way a dog will efur see them. So I furgibs you but I would NEFUR furgib my mom!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a breath-taking series of photographs. Each one is lovely.

browndogcbr said...

Hi "My Vickie"!

Loved your pictures. My Human won't lay down like that to get fab wildflower pics against the sky.

It's a shame dogs can't go there. What a great place to run!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Amber DaWeenie said...

It really amazes me how flowers can be so pretty in the wild and the only thing that grows wild here are the weeds. And what a bummer. I'm sure Bert would have loved running through the flowers!

Mango said...

What beautiful photos. You have a great eye and lots of skill with that camera.

Mango Momma

Tank said...

yeah, what Mango said... nice work!

Frankie Furter said...

Hi Miss Vickie,
I don't know if Bert has mentioned this to you, butt I think you take WONDERFUL PICTURES. I'm just sayin.

The Cat From Hell said...

Vickie,
I love your photos! They are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
Nellie's Mom

♥I am Holly♥ said...

The pictures of everything are absolutely beautiful!!!! What a wonderful place to live!!! I bet Bert has forgotten you...he is such a sweetie!!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

houndstooth said...

What a beautiful place you live in! Thank you for sharing your photos! We certainly don't have anything to compare to that beauty here.

We got the book today! Thank you so much! I can't wait to take it to school tomorrow! :)

Ina in Alaska said...

One gorgeous picture after another. Thanks for sharing the wonderful flowers & scenery with us!

bichonpawz said...

Wow, wow, and WOW!!! What a GORGEOUS place!!! I have your state on my list of places to visit! Hopefully we will get there in the next year or two!! What beautiful flowers!!
xoxo Chloe, LadyBug, and the mama

Roo said...

INCREDIBLE!!! What a fantastic place. The plethora of wild flowers were amazing! Laughed when you were willing to lie in a crick to get a shot ;) Thank you for going to such lengths to share such beauty with us! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

CJ/Rick said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Absolutely breath-taking. Your photography is so crisp, we could almost smell the flowers.

We've said it before, but it's worth repeating - Utah must be pretty close to Heaven.

AROOOOOF!
Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack
www.theloveshackpack.com

Chris said...

It's so beautiful there! The closeups of the flowers are especially so. Happy Wednesday!

2browndawgs said...

Wow stunning pictures!

Maybe next that park will ban the bear, deer and other wildlife?

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day with Mom!!! You are so fortunate to have such lovely areas to visit and enjoy. Your photos are awesome. We are sure Bert would much rather be out for a walk than writing:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Whisppy said...

OMG. The scenery is AWESOME! Superb photography as well...

Sagira said...

Those sure are some beautiful photos. :)

Oskar said...

Ho-ly cow! That looks like the most beautiful spot ever!

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Bailey Be Good! said...

Those are really some beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderful place. :)

Woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

The photos are glorious! Wow! What a hike!!

violett said...

That's a wonderful, rich nature. So many different flowers and plants ... Unbelievable.
Simply beautiful!
Thank you for showing the photos.
Violett

Ruby's Raiser said...

Wow, those flowers are phenomenal! Thanks so much for stopping by our blog, it's nice to meet you!

KB said...

Wowsers! Your photos are fabulous. It looks like your area is having a wildflower party like our area is. Your photos give a great feel for the beauty of the big picture and the details of the flowers. Those are the best Paintbrush flowers that I've ever seen!

I'm glad that you got to enjoy such an amazing day in the mountains!

Elizabeth said...

Just breathtaking! Great photos!