As I’ve been going through my pictures, I found some that were pretty and share-worthy, so I thought I’d add them here, since this kind of scenery is somewhat unique. We visited Capitol Reef National Park in central Utah. We’d been once before in the spring, but it was even more spectacular in the fall!
One of my favorite parts of Capitol Reef are the old orchards that are all that’s left of the little pioneer town of Fruita. They are so beautiful in the shadow of those tall, red cliffs. And those trees still grow fruit that tourists can pick and eat!
There is one house remaining in the Fruita area, the Gibson house, that’s become a little museum and shop.
It’s mostly a gift shop now. They stock fresh preserves and pies and a few quilt souvenirs.
With a setting like that, I’m wishing now that I’d brought a bunch more quilts to photograph!