As I continue to wade through all the images from our time in the desert, I sometimes find one or two that make me smile. A picture that reminds me of something unexpected or unanticipated that happened while we were looking for something else. That little gem that you never planned or imagined during all that pre-trip preparation. Sort of like the snow we encountered later on near Las Vegas.
This one was like that. We were returning to our hotel in Bryce, after a day trip to Cedar Breaks and then Red Canyon, when, as my mother-in-law would say, the sky “got all funny”. Weird looking clouds and a whole lot of verga (rain that never hits the ground). And most of it was directly above the Bryce Canyon Airport. Well, they call it an airport. It’s a runway with a couple of buildings. I don’t think anything commercial flies in or out – it’s just for small, private aircraft used for sightseeing. If you’re coming from another part of the country and want to see Bryce, you fly into Las Vegas or Denver and then drive to it (or, like us, you drive all the way). Most people do what’s called the “Grand Circle” that way. They fly into LV, rent a car, and head for Zion and Bryce and the Grand Canyon and all the other stuff. If you look at a map, you’ll see that it can be made into a big circle.
In any case, we stopped near the airport to have a look and take a few pictures. This was one of them. Until yesterday, I’d forgotten about this little episode. Note that the “weather” had no effect on incoming or outgoing flights. Or anything else, for that matter.
As I’ve said a few times before, moisture in the desert atmosphere can create some interesting (and intoxicating) aromas.
If it could be bottled and marketed, I think I could make some money.