Yellow Flowers on Black Mesas

A young woman named Rose Simpson relates a song that her grandmother used to sing to her.

She gave birth to me from the
wet smell of clay
Beneath the sky
When my eyes, they open
Sun-soaked cliffs of sand
White-tip blue mountains
Held me in their arms
And sang to my red blood
Songs of yellow flowers
On black mesas
And I sing

Backcountry road near Hite

These images were made as part of an iPhone project on Utah. The images were made with the iPhone 4S and edited using Snapseed and Instagram.

Saurian looking hills, Capitol Reef National Park

Hickman Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park

Desert Wildflowers, Utah

Storm over Factory Butte

Yellow Flowers on Black Mesas

Waterpocket Fold, Burr Trail

Long Canyon

Thanks to all of you who recently started following my work on this blog, I hope you’ll continue to enjoy it. I appreciate hearing from you. Russ

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