Sunday, June 19, 2016

One Sunny Morning in Capitol Reef

Hello, I thought I would check in and say that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  My husband and I have been dealing with family issues and health problems over the past few months, and that has taken all my time and energy.  Just can't fit blogging into the picture right now.  

I hope to get back to blogging soon, but in the meantime I thought I would share some photos of Capitol Reef.  My husband and I recently spent a couple of days at the cabin between various family visits and on the last morning I was able to spend a few hours wandering around with my camera in the historic Fruita farming settlement in Capitol Reef.

I never get tired of the dramatic contrast between the lush green that surrounds the Fremont River and the red cliffs that tower above. 

The National Park Service has preserved much of the fruit orchards and buildings that were part of the historic farming community that was established along the Fremont River in the late nineteenth century.   Visitors are allowed to pick fruit from these orchards for a small fee.  I've actually made apricot jam from apricots picked here....

There is a small herd of mule deer that live in the Fruita area year-round, and can almost always be found grazing in the shaded, grassy park and campground next to the river (when they aren't in the orchards eating fruit).  Deer know a good thing when they find it.

A couple of the does looked pregnant. If I'd been there a few weeks later I would have seen a few fauns gamboling around.


Thanks for visiting!


Most likely linking to the following this week....
That DIY Party at DIY Showoff
Roses of Inspiration Linkup at The Enchanting Rose
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Bouquet of Talent at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things
Vintage Charm Party at My Thrift Store Addiction and Charm Bracelet Diva
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Thursday at In The New House Designs
Five Star Frou-Frou at a Tray of Bliss
Something to Talk About at Karen's Up On The Hill
Share It One More Time at DesignThusiasm

I was featured at:

Tweak It Tuesday #199 at Cozy Little House

Party in Your PJs #112 at Reviews, Chews, & How-Tos


  1. Beautiful photography Melissa. There is nothing like mother nature to calm the mind and bring peace to the spirit.

  2. Absolutely beautiful and your photos are amazing!

  3. Absolutely cool! Hopefully your health and issues will be resolved soon!

  4. Sorry to hear you've been going through a rough patch. Sending good wishes and positive thoughts. Your pictures are breathtaking!

  5. Such beautiful pictures!! Everything looks so gorgeous and picturesque!! I hope things are looking up for you and your family.

  6. Melissa, just letting you know that I will be featuring this breathtaking post on Best of the Weekend tomorrow night!