Bucolic

Bucolic: origin from the Greek boukolos, cowherd or herdsman.

Driving in the Wasatch Mountains outside Salt Lake City was a revelation. I never expected flaming autumn colors. Or open range. With cowboys and dogs herding sheep along the road, and then around a corner more cowboys with cattle in the middle of the road.

Heading back to Salt Lake City on the state highway, I saw a little dirt road beckoning, and a quick exit led to a scene I won't forget.

 Autumn in the Wasatch Mountains

Autumn in the Wasatch Mountains

After soaking in the wide grandeur, it was time to capture some details.

 Aspen

Aspen

 Twin firs

Twin firs

 Utah Pastoral

Utah Pastoral

And I was readying to leave, the cows circled for a pleasant composition. A very fortunate detour.

 Wasatch bucolic

Wasatch bucolic