Monday, June 30, 2014

Tilting Signs

Well, it is done! I had both cataracts removed and hopefully this will be my very last surgery.  Knock on wood. 

My family left for a reunion in Washington - my son-in-laws' family so it is quiet again. Last night I had just gotten to sleep and at midnight, my doorbell rang.  Needless to say, I did not get up and go see who was being so rude.

See that hidden tilting sign - I am sure that originally it was not hidden in the brush. Looking west.

The flock of birds are in the middle of a round-a-bout. Looking east.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Prairie Dogs

As I looked at the prairie dogs, I wondered how they kept them inside this fence. They dig holes and normally they would dig themselves right out of the enclosure.  After looking at those cement holes, I began to wonder if a network of cement holes and base of cement is what might keep them from escaping. What do you think?

Thanksgiving Point has a small animal farm  and at the beginning they had a rabbit hutch but they not only had an explosion of rabbits but could not keep the rabbits in their area. They dug too many escape routes. Now they keep some in cages.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Snow in June

These photos show the view from my back stoop. Tuesday, it rained hard in the valley but snowed like crazy in the mountains. Park City was hit with a major snow storm and also Parley's Canyon which is the major freeway heading east to Wyoming.

I've actually seen snow in June in Utah before but not on the 17th of June. Our normal temperature for this time of year is 80 degrees F. but on Tuesday is was 50 and dropped down to almost freezing that night. Some neighbors were worried about the tomato plants but a day too late.  I think mine survived.

I actually braved swimming at 9 AM yesterday with the temperature at 50 degrees but the pool was warm so it was nice - only goose bumps appearing after leaving the pool. Vapors rose from the pool all during our class which made me think of swimming in a hot springs in dead winter. 

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

City Library Reflections

It was an overly sunny day in May when I took these two photos. So sunny that many of my photos were too light. I was not shooting directly into the sun but just to the northwest and it still was too much.

Too much light.

Much better but still a lot of light. I even caught the mountains in the background. What do you think?

Short shadows - close to noon.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014


Soutache is my latest passion.  I just love them.  Here are a few that I have finished making.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Small Town Pool

There is only one outdoor swimming in our small town and it gets a lot of use in the summer.

 My grandson jumping off the high dive.

 My camera was not fast enough, all I got was the splash.

Two water slides next to the pool area.  My three year old granddaughter couldn't get enough of it.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Goblin Valley

Is there a Goblin Valley?  Absolutely!  My family just went camping down there last month.

 A spot of red in goblin valley.

 They come in all sizes. They were like little houses.


King of the mountain!

Truly, an amazing place to visit.  Mother nature designed an intriguing stone garden.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Not Pumpkin Time

It is definitely not pumpkin time but there they were three giant pumpkins sitting on the bed of this truck in May on this old wreck. We never have snow in August and look at our mountains. Why this old beat up truck has a yellow top is beyond me? So do pumpkins start to shrivel with age and dry up like an apple?

Originally, I think that this sign had bright yellow words but this is what happens in just a few years.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Heber City

Made a lunch stop at Heber City last weekend on my way home. I remembered this very old stone house on Main Street that had been converted into a restaurant and had the most mouth watering food. It had changed owners and was now a bar and restaurant. It did not have as many food choices and the entrance had been moved to the side. I ate a delicious black bean soup covered with too much cheese (for someone on a diet) and a dollop of sour cream with home made chips. 

The bathroom had just enough room for a sink and a toilet and no more so it was filled with a gigantic mirror to make it look bigger.

I opted to eat outside under the trees and watched all the birds fly into the eves and go into their homes.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Soccer Games

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Both of my grandkids play soccer and at this time, my granddaughter plays a bit better than my grandson. I am sure that in time that will change. 

Some of my grands at Moon Lake Ward. My oldest granddaughter plays soccer rather well.

My grandson at the soccer game in Duschene, Utah. His heart was not in the game on this day. It is not often that I go to two different soccer games on the same day in two different towns.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Shades of Red

 My friend Butch had an old pickup truck like the one above. He put a new engine in it and had it painted. It was a fun ride.

These old vehicles are just a reminder of days gone by. The tires look new. I wonder if this fellow plans on revitalizing them?

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