Utah - The Beehive State
September 5, 2014
I don't recall exactly where we were on this part of our trip other than we were still in Utah, and in Fishlake National Forest. If memory serves me right, we were at about 9,600 feet, and the view was stunning. I thought this mountain looked like a pyramid or beehive, and since Utah is known as the beehive state, perhaps that's more appropriate.
When I notice the hawk (I believe) that was sitting in the old dead tree in the foreground, I grabbed my 70-300 lens to get a better photo of the bird. If you follow the link, I posted the best of the several shots I took of him/her. I'd love it if some of you all that know birds so well would let me know what kind it is. Thank you!
Click here: http://lgood.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Nature/Fliers/i-Q3dKfF6/A
According to research on the Internet: "The Beehive and word "industry" became the official motto and emblem for Utah on March 4, 1959. Industry is associated with the symbol of the beehive. The early pioneers had few material resources at their disposal and therefore had to rely on their own "industry" to survive. The beehive was chosen as the emblem for the provisional State of Deseret in 1848 and was maintained along with the word "industry" on the seal and flag when Utah became a state in 1896."
Have a beautiful day today my friends.
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