Fruita Spring

Viv and I worked around the house in Teasdale this morning and then went down into Capitol Reef during the afternoon to take pictures and look for evidence of Spring.  The Cottonwoods and Globe Willows are now making slight chartreuse suggestions, the perennial grass is greening and the vetch is blooming. Momentum is building, spring can’t be stopped now.  The animals are wandering around expectantly, but still looking pretty scruffy from the winter.  Apricots are blooming in the orchards in the park.  The tourists are back and Torrey is alive again.  Another glorious, colorful Wayne County summer is on the way. How many summers do we get?  Are they sufficiently appreciated?
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Above the park.

above the park, redrock, sandstone, fruita, velvet ridge, boulder mountain

Top of the park.

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They mate for life.

palisades, rimrocks, fluted sandstone, the castle, cathedral, capitol reef, sand creek
Too much color for dirt?

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Orchard, Capitol Reef.

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Mauvaise terre. Moby tear.
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Fremont bottoms, Caineville.

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Spring peaking.  Caineville.

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Open range. Beware the cow.

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Don’t make us get up.  Capitol Reef orchard.

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Spring fashion, Fruita.

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Fruita orchards.

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Even more.