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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