Salt Lake City is considered "high desert", and the valley itself isn't particularly "green". But since it's nestled right up against the Wasatch mountains, it's only a 15 or 20 minute drive for us to get to the canyons from our central downtown location. Yet within a half hour drive to the west, we're in the desert.
Butterflies and more butterflies
Larry having lunch at White Fir pass with one of our hiking companions