Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday Afternoon Club

This late in autumn, you don't see a lot of people touring the Red Butte Gardens. They're missing out on some spectacular scenery.

Blooming flowers have gracefully bowed out of the picture, letting wild textures, bright berries, seed pods and native grasses steal the show.

We weren't visiting Red Butte to get a lesson on texture gardens. It caught us by surprise, too.

We were on a mission of a different sort. It's Friday. Time for another meeting of the Friday Afternoon Club. When we get together for a long hike and a little bit of photography.

It's more on a whim than being well planned. Like today, when we impulsively turned left onto a trail that ultimately defined our afternoon. Look close at the photo below and you might see our final destination... can you spot the tiny cabin tucked away in the hills?

We hiked up into the wild lands behind the Red Butte Gardens. Trails go on for miles and miles.

We made it to the abandoned cabin.

We met a little fish who knows how to stand out in a crowd.

And, we adapted a new credo on the walk back down the mountain.

Advice from a Butterfly:
Get out of your cocoon and catch a breeze.
- Ilan Shamir

This was a good day.


Granny J said...

Neat photos of lovely grasses. (And I know just how frustrating it can be, trying to get a really good picture of grass -- they're quite uncooperative.)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, that was fun. Can't wait until the next one. KC

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Thanks, Granny. Nice to hear that from a pro. I took at least 20 pictures of the native grasses and only 2 turned out the way I had hoped. So, I was a little disappointed.

KC: Me, too!

Iron Needles said...

Looks like you had a sweet day.

I am actually going to be in SLC this next weekend, but alas, only for an overnight visit. Meeting up will have to wait for the next one.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Rats. Well, I hope you get back this way soon. Wunx and I are looking forward to taking you out to lunch at Ruth's (biscuit lady) Diner!

Safe travels.

thismngardener said...

pretty pics. very nice.