Friday, April 1, 2016

Snow, Sand and Sunsets . . .

On Wednesday we decided to take a little road trip, you know how I love them!  So we headed out, not really knowing where we would end up.  We ended up north of where we live, near the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. 


These sand dunes are located far from any ocean!  The St. Anthony Sand Dunes appears as a rolling sea of sand on the eastern edge of Idaho’s volcanic Snake River Plain. These vast dunes are the largest in Idaho. They blanket an area approximately 35 miles long and 5 miles wide, and range from 50 to 500 feet high. These white quartz sand dunes are a unique and popular recreational area. The best time to visit is spring through fall; summer temperatures cause sands to reach over 100 degrees.  They are part of a wildlife management area, so they are off limits during the winter, as one of the largest Elk migrations in the U.S. goes right through these beautiful dunes.

I loved the contrast of the snow covered mountains in the background.  The mountains are along way off, so they do look a bit fuzzy.  



You can see the beautiful,  Grand Tetons in the background, still covered with lots of snow!


 When we got home, I peeked out the door just as the sun was setting . . . and this is what I saw . . . a beautiful, red, white and blue sunset!  Sunsets always give me hope!

I hope you all have a wonderful week-end!

XOXO,

 

10 comments:

  1. St. Anthony dunes! That brings back memories.

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  2. Beautiful photos. Someday (don't you just love the word someday?!), I want to make a trip out St. Anthony way and see the sand dunes.

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  3. Gorgeous Barb! I can remember visiting your lovely state about 7 years ago now and being in awe of it's beauty. The Grand Tetons in the distance are marvelous! What a beautiful world we live in! xoxo

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  4. Those Sand Dunes are the bane of my existence in the summer. They keep the ER hoping all summer.
    They are beautiful and the Tetons were stunning. Such a beautiful picture.

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  5. What a very fun road trip! I had no idea Idaho had sand dunes. You did capture some great photos. I love the sunset you found at home. The Tetons are spectacular.
    Sending love and hugs to you dear friend~

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  6. Barb - No April fools prank here! You are the winner of the cottage dream giveaway!

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  7. Hi Barb, I can't believe I almost missed this post! The Tetons are so beautiful and the sand dunes are quite interesting...I didn't know they were in Idaho! You have such beautiful scenery in your state, it must be so fun to go on road trips. I'm so glad you shared these beautiful photos! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Cheryl

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  8. Beautiful pictures, Barb! Idaho is a really beautiful state. Hope all is going well. Have a good Sunday

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  9. Lovely pictures. Catching up somewhat to comment. Have been busy.

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