Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Life is in the details


 "A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail."

- John Foster Dulles, American Diplomat

I notice the details. 

Friday, August 5, 2022

Giant Squash Plant


 We like the summer because we can get fresh squash and tomatoes. While our daughter is out of town, we take care of her cat, chickens, and garden. We get paid in fresh produce and eggs. Cats don't pay. 

Saturday, July 30, 2022

The hills are alive


 A recent trip up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Albion Basin turned into an adventure in a wonderland of flowers. This is the view from the road just above Alta which you can see in the distance. Apparently, this gorgeous display appeared in a week and is certainly gone again a week or so later. 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Salt Lake Valley from Little Cottonwood Canyon

One thing that stands out from any view of the Salt Lake Valley is the pollution in the air and this was a relatively clear day. Both Little Cottonwood (the big canyon) and Big Cottonwood (the narrower canyon) are high enough at the top to be out of most of the stuff in the valley air. But as you come down the canyons you are always reminded of the smog or smust, or whatever is in the air. 



Saturday, July 16, 2022

Heber Valley and Deer Creek Reservoir, Utah

 

This photo was taken from high up on one of the smaller peaks of the Wasatch Mountains. In the distance is Heber City and the large lake is Deer Creek Reservoir. The reservoir looks almost full despite the drought but it is only about 74% full at the time of this photo. 

The East Side of Mount Timpanogos, Utah

 

When you get high up in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, you get some spectacular views. The is the east side of Mount Timpanogos show the huge glacier cirque with the remnants of the glacier. It is much more impressive in person. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

In the tops of the mountains


 This is a large panorama of a part of the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. You may wish to click on the image to see more detail. This was a very sunny day and the sun was right above the top of the mountain.