Saturday, June 4, 2016

Snow Capped Mountains

Everything bloomed early this year. My roses loved the cool weather and bits of rain storms.  We were fortunate not to have huge rain and hail storms unlike other parts of the United States.  This is my neighbors' tree. Isn't it lovely? Every year, it is a wonder.

Here it is June 4 and we still have snowed capped mountains on the western part of the rockies.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Deer in the Cemetery

As I drove through the gates of Mt. Olivette Cemetery in Salt Lake City, a beautiful herd of deer greeted us. They decided to help mow the grass for the cemetery.  I was amazed how at home they were and that when I stopped to take pictures only 6 feet away, they totally ignored me.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Pioneer Book Store in Provo

This unusual bookstore lies in the heart of the city and sells mostly used books. I see that it also has rare editions behind glass as well.

Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Reflections of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

 Shop Reflections

 Welcoming Bull to City Center

I thought that Wyoming was the only place that made fences and trellis entryways but I was wrong.

Linking to Weekend Reflections and Good Fences.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lava Meltdown

My friend invited me to go with her for a getaway to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. It's about a 3 hour drive from my place. Not only did we enjoy a nice dip the hot mineral springs but we also walked around the tiny town of Lava enjoying their quaint shops.

Lava Meltadown is an annual event for Contra dancers who came from Utah, Idaho, Washington, Virginia and Montana. They had workshops, and dances for three days.  I got to dance one dance on the last day since it was the afternoon session but I have been too ill to participate and I did not sign up in time.

 Bridge in Lava over Portneuf River.

 The hottest pool in at Lava but they have others that don't cook you.

 Whitey the frog beyond the fence.

Alligator on the roof behind the wooden fencing.

They still have lots of snow on their south mountain.

Linking with Good Fences

Thursday, March 3, 2016

New rails in Provo

I haven't been out much this winter but I did find these railings on the new Provo City Temple in January.

Linking to Good Fences

The Rocky Mountains in Provo, Utah.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Provo City Center Temple Tour

The original building was the Provo Tabernacle built by the pioneers in 1898 and had been used for concerts and meetings up until 2010 when it caught fire and burned.  They were able to save the outer walls but everything within was gutted except one painting of Jesus. The building could seat up to 3,000 people.  In 1917 the cupola was removed because of a sagging roof and the tabernacle looked like this:

I remember attending a Christmas program held there with songs sang in German when my daughter was attending Brigham Young University and minoring in German.

On December 17, 2010 at 2:43 AM a four alarm fire was reported.  By 6 AM the roof had collapsed.

The new LDS Temple started tours in January and are continuing through March of 2016.

The fountain was running at the end of January when my neighbor and my cousin went on the tour.

Reflection views.

Inside this small building is a statue of Christ, our Savior.

The new LDS Provo City Center Temple.  It has stained glass windows, gardens and a lovely area outside of the Temple.

For a virtual tour of the inside and symbols within, check out this website:

It even shows how they incorporated lamps that originally would have been oil lamps to electric to keep the pioneer era alive.

Linking to Weekend Reflections and InSPIREd Sunday.

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