It's dusk, and boats head for the dock in Provo Boat Harbor,
Utah Lake State Park, after a day of fishing
or water recreation. Utah Lake is the
largest natural fresh water lake in the western states and is popular with locals and tourists alike. A remant of prehistoric
Lake Bonneville, it is fed by the Provo, Spanish Fork and American Fork Rivers, as well as some smaller streams, which flow
down from the majestic Wasatch mountains on the east side of the valley. It empties north, via the Jordan River, into the Great Salt Lake.
particularly on the south end of the lake, provide stop-overs for migrating birds in
the Pacific flyway. Additionaly, a wide variety of waterfowl, including geese, mudhens, seagulls, and a mixture of ducks, populate
marshy sections of the shoreline and the mouths of rivers year round. They seem proud to show off their hatchlings in the spring, and always welcome a
healthy snack from visitors.
Utah, located in the center of the mountain west of the
United States, has been called the "Crossroads of the West." It's the home of five
National Parks and sixteen
as well as numerous State Parks and Recreation Areas.
It has the widest variety of ecosystems of
all the States (except California) ranging from high Alpine mountains to low dry desert with the
accompanying variety of plants and animals. The most unique is the
Great Salt Lake, just
west of Salt Lake City.
The greatest population centers are along
the Wasatch Mountains, from Provo on the south to Ogden on the north, with Salt Lake City about in the
middle. Museums and theaters
for performing arts of all kinds are numerous, not only along the Wasatch
front, but also in towns in every area of the state. Salt Lake City is not only home of the renowned
Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but also hosts
the internationally acclaimed Utah Symphony Orchestra,
Ballet West, and
Utah Opera. If you like Shakespeare, visit the Tony Award winning
Utah Shakespearean Festival held every summer in Cedar City. Prefer Broadway shows? Try
"Broadway in the Desert" - the renowned Tuacahn Theater in St. George.
My purpose on these pages is to share photos* and information about places I visit in my
home State. Some will be well-known sites, and some will be less well-known. I hope you will enjoy
the photos, then decide to visit this very scenic and culturally-rich part of the world and experience it for yourself.
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Alpine Loop Scenic Drive, behind Mt. Timpanogas
Bicentennial Park in Winter, Provo
Cascade Springs, near Wasatch Mountain State Park, Heber Valley
Cove Fort, Millard County, near the junction of I-15 and I-70
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City
Southwest Desert Flowers, 2005, by Syd
A Fall Flight Through Provo Canyon
Floods, January 2005, Washington County
Comparison 'after' photos added July 2005
Additional photos added October 2008
Historic St. George
LDS Tabernacle Fire, Provo
Light Snow in Provo Canyon
Moab, Jeepin' Country
R.M. MICHIE Homestead, Tabiona, Duchesne County
Petroglyphs, Washington County
Provo Memorial Art, Provo City Cemetery
Sculpture Stroll, Downtown Springville
Snow Canyon State Park, St. George
Territorial State House, Fillmore
Thistle, Mother Nature Built a Dam
Wildfire, Y Mountain, Provo
An Exhibit of Dale Chihuly's Glass Art
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*Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this website were taken by
Venita, who also holds the copyright.
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