Utah celebrates the arrival of it's predecessors on July 24th. It's the "Days of '47", Pioneer Day, or to some in the sub-culture, it's Pie 'n Beer Day. I love it all. For a celebration of my own, I've taken a few days off work and I'm relaxing, doing what feels good and enjoying this glorious place I live. We went to one of my very favorite spots, Silver Lake. It's never looked so green, so serene, so beautiful.
The sky was gray and the mosquitoes thick, but the walk was a delight, the morning cool, the views verdant.
Wildflowers are just past peak and we were fortunate to find one bit of elegance left, the Silver Lake Iris.
The ghostly white columbine has just started her dance around the lake. She has a way of hiding in the greenery, so it's best to walk slowly and keep an eye out.
Silver Lake enchants me, no matter the season or weather. It's a little slice of Utah not far from my back door, a place I love to love.