Friday, May 31, 2013

Degarrotype photo

Degarrotype photo, circa 1860

One of my pioneers had this taken and brought
it across the plains. I found it in the garage
hiding in an old
trunk full of photos. I think it may be my
third great grandfather William W. Meguire
from Pennsylvania who settled in
Plain City, Utah.

Linking to Friday's My Town Shoot Out

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pioneers of Almo, Idaho

The original Eames Store in Almo, Idaho with the Eames and King family and old Chips their dog. The store still exists but has been enlarged with red brick and the front of the store is now facing west.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Pink Moon from last month

Her foot is ticklish

Do flowering cabbages have a smell? Ultra flowering cabbages at Thanksgiving Point.

The flow of water has a trickling sound at the Italian garden at Thanksgiving Point.

a cream puff worth eating - fresh from the bakery not one of those tasteless frozen things.

Linking up with Friday MTSO Shootout and the Tablescaper.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Tulip Festival

Who would ever think that a gigantic amazing garden
would be planted in the middle of the dry 
arid desert next to the rocky mountains?

Two of my swim friends and I had
lunch at Thanksgiving Point and
enjoyed the garden at the tulip

Anyone for red?

A little stream flows into the Monet pond
that has lilly pads. The lily pads will have
flowers later in the season.

Each year 5,000 tulips are planted. There were not all red.

View from the restaurant. 

We were delighted to find that a new
section of sculptures were being
added to the gardens.
They are calling this section the 
Light of the World 
Garden.  Each full sized
sculpture will include a scene from the
scriptures with Christ in each
scene. Jesus walking on water and
Jesus healing the woman who
touched his robe.

Each scene was already sculpted by
Angela Johnson in
miniature surrounding Christ
walking on water.  Christ
carrying the cross was also
full size.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) - highly celebrated holiday in the western United States and Mexico.

Connecting to Scavenger Hunt Sunday and Photo Triss with churches in York, England, and theTablescaper.

Inside York Minister

West window in York Minister

Inside York Minister


Showing off her very first pony tail in her favorite polka dotted pink furry coat.


After the snow storm


Water fall cascading on the other side of the caves peek hole at Thanksgiving Point.


Clock in York Minister

Friday, May 3, 2013

Places I've Been - Friday

Linking to my town shoot out and 
to Tablescaper for Oh the Places I've been.

This photo was taken at the Anchorage Port, Alaska before digital cameras flooded the markets.  I was thoroughly fascinated with the port and the machinery moving Sea Land freight onto semi trucks to be shipped throughout Alaska. Because I had lived inland my entire life, I found myself driving down to the docks to watch the water and ships that docked.

My first thought about machinery was what do I have in my house and the only one that seemed to fit was my old Singer Sewing Machine which just happened to be the second item that I purchased just after my high school graduation.

Hills of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Old Town Puerto Vallarta looking toward the newer part of the city.

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