The cracks in the parched earth are clearly visible, but for a few short weeks - every few years - this remote section of desert is transformed into a magic carpet of purple. The wildflower Scorpion Weed takes over this corner of the Mojave Desert in southwestern Utah when the conditions are right.
Reflection. Grand Tetons-Wyoming. The Teton Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. A north-south range, it is mostly on the Wyoming side of the state's border with Idaho, just south of Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Our first major adventure in Yellowstone was a bison in the parking lot of Old Faithful. We had to stand still be ready to duck into the restrooms until it cleared out. Our 8 year old daughter thought the bison and geyser were "awesome!"