Thursday, December 29, 2011

Meet you soon at the Corner Bakery

For me, the Corner Bakery is, after family, the best part of Pasadena, California. When St. Louis is freezing, you can enjoy a nice morning outside in Pasadena with a bowl of oatmeal from the Corner Bakery.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Green Man

One of the most unusual persons photographed in 2011 at the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wise Men

They saw the star and recognized it as a prophecy fulfilled. The Christ child had been born. They followed the star and journeyed from afar to the city long foretold as His birthplace. They brought gifts.

What gift can I offer to the Lord and Creator of heaven and earth? He asks from me no tangible gift, rather an attitudinal change - a humble heart and a spirit more submissive to His will and example.

Click on link above to see the spirit of Christmas.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Clouds

Before the storm moved in, the cloud formations and blue sky created an interesting photo opportunity.
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Flowers

The flower arrangements that grace our Thanksgiving Day table bring beauty and refinement. Also, they provide some enjoyable moments for me in an attempt to capture the detail, colors and magnificence of these wonderful creations. Enjoy the following images!
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Perspective on a Thanksgiving Daisy

A different perspective. It is always worth looking at a flower or ourselves from a different angle - for example, the perspective from which our children see us, not the public.
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Thanksgiving rose

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Thanksgiving flower

Layers of color and inner structure of a daisy with the Kenko extension tube.
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Thanksgiving flower

Fun and lovely in layers of colors dress.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Circle Cliffs

The great red Circle Cliffs in southeastern Utah. In the 1950's this area was a hot area for exploration of uranium.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011


The beauties of fall flowers.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Grandparents' home

Josiah and Ada Lee Shurtz built this brick home in 1910 in Escalante, Utah. I have many fond memories visiting them at this home as a small child. During my childhood, the home did not have the porch shown in this photograph nor the green metal roof, rather shake shingles. Then, the front lawn, not rocks, extended out about 40 feet from the front door with a fence around the yard. It was a great yard to play ball with my grandmother. Back of the house was grandma's chicken coop. I Loved to feed the chickens and gather the eggs. Also, my grandparents had the milk cows that provided thick cream for grandma's hot oatmeal for breakfast cooked on the wood stove on the back porch of the house.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fishing or Sunning?

I snapped this photo of a relaxed fisherperson at Busch Wildlife as she changed the bait on one of two poles she had going. Is she there to catch a lunker or to enjoy the sunshine on a beautiful summer day?
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

The red car

The youngest granddaughter discovered the red car at Grandma's. She is the latest of grandchildren who love this toy.


I caught this bumble-bee gathering nector from the pink flower. Notice the pollen sticking to its feet. That makes for effective pollinization. (Why is pollen spelled with an "e" and pollinization uses an "i"?)

Fresh Pine Green

at sunrise against background of Bryce Canyon
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Morning Light

Posted by PicasaThe first light of morning glows on rocks on the other side of and as seen through this natural arch in Arches National Park.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Canyonlands National Park

I loved the contrasting colors found in this National Park.
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Lone Tree

Give Ben credit for spotting and taking this picture of a lone tree on top a sandstone tower in Kodachrome Basin.
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Waterpocket Fold

This line of rock outcropping thrust up from the surface of the earth extends for slightly more than 100 miles in the southeastern desert of Utah. It is the beginning of a huge landform, a cliff formation of rock known as the Waterpocket Fold that climbs to an elevation of 5745 feet. This enormous land feature can be explored in Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County, Utah. Some of the magical cliffs, domes, gorges, canyons, rivers and washes in this lesser known national park are shown in subsequent photographs in this blog.
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Capitol Reef National Park

Early morning light and blue skies make this rocky dome a beautiful scene.
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Boulder Mountain, Utah

The fall colors in October were perfect on the east end of the Boulder Mountain.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Monument Valley

Novelty shot of one of the mittens.
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Monument Valley

A view of many of the formations seen together with the prominent butte.
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Kodachrome Basin

A wonderful mixture of colors from the yellow in the bottom right corner to the blue sky.
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