Saturday, November 28, 2009

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American Kestrel

American Kestrel in Flight awesome 11 2009 2 crop

I was lucky enough to see this guy on my way home from work today...

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Go Cougars!!!

I thought this year's rivalry game was one of the best. Probably because we won in overtime. I love games that go down to the last play, and this BYU/Utah game did not disappoint. They got the ball first in overtime and had to settle for a field goal. We were facing 3rd and long and Max Hall completed a pass to Andrew George for the touchdown. Yet another memorable moment in BYU Football History... :)

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving at my parents' house was as good as it always is. It was good food and less crowded than years past. Thanks for the great food Mom!!!

Here is a picture of your kitten...added a bokeh texture to it...

kitten named Kinsley bokeh


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Draper LDS Temple

draper temple full parking lot sunset light

The light was pretty amazing last night on my way home...This is the Draper LDS Temple...

Dad, you will like the terraced hillside behind. There was a fire and mudslides, so they terraced it to prevent more flooding...

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Tonight's sunset...

utah lake sunset shot composite

I got off work right at 5 and booked down to the American Fork Boat Harbor to take a picture of this amazing sunset...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

I received my free copy of a book that printed 2 of my temple photos...I am on pages 13 and 14... :)

It is a pretty nice book and has the history, photos, and details about every current operating LDS temple...and it is only $35...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day Before Thanksgiving 2005

Joshua tree split sunrise

Shot this on my home to Utah from Bakersfield

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Family Photo

Family pics 11 09 4x6  ls bw

We took 10 minutes to run up the canyon on Sunday to get family pictures...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Autumn Leaves from My Box

leaves layers of water

I have been saving these for about a them out today to take a few pics...

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

sunset from af boat harbor

Lone Peak Wilderness from Lehi

Saturday, November 14, 2009

House Finches Brave the Snow

Male and female house finch in snow tree

House Finch/Male and Female

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I-70 South of Richfield

Another Utah Lake shot with blended texture

Movie Stars in Beaver, Utah

Apparently, January Jones was stuck in Beaver, Utah during that freak October blizzard that caused so many problems on I-70. She probably stayed holed up in her motel room...I doubt the locals even knew she was there. She talked about it a bit on the Jimmy Fallon show last night.

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Autumn Trout

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Utah Lake at Sunset

Utah lake looking south toward payson

Okay...I am going crazy on my posts...I will stop now.... :)

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Photo featured in Schmap Online Travel Guide

Redtailed Hawk near Cabelas

redtailed hawk immature in Lehi near cabelas 3

Another shot from my drive tonight...

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Utah Lake Postcard...

Utah lake landscape shot looking south text

From my shooting expedition tonight...Left about 4:30 and got home around 6...


Sunset Alpine Utah

sunset in alpine through grasses texture

More photos available for viewing on Flickr...follow link above...

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Worst Mom in the World

I had a little kid come in for testing who is 10 or 11. He has had some problems since moving here last year. He currently acts defiant, won't go to school, won't go to doctor appointments, refuses to do what his parents ask, etc. For some reason, I can tease him a bit and get him to come and do testing with me. I asked him how he was and he said his life sucked as usual. He proceeded to talk about how his mother was the worst mom in the world because she won't let him have fun. I challenged him on this and told him my wife was a sheriff's deputy and that there were WAY worse mothers in the world than his. I gave him a few child abuse cases that have been in the news lately and he wouldn't believe it. He said, "If a parent hates their child that much, they just put them up for adoption." :)

When he left, I challenged him to do what his mother asks the first time she asks and told him if he did he would find that very quickly she would become a nice mom... :)

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Friday, November 06, 2009

New Photo

I like how this new temple shot turned out...It is taken from Highland across the golf course looking south east...

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Bad Tattoo Idea

If you are ever thinking of getting a tattoo...I would avoid this one...

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009


A female psychiatrist was talking about a pharmaceutical company today that apparently is owned by Japanese owners. She was talking about how arrogant they seemed when they used to go to visit psychiatrists in hospitals back East. She said, "They were so arrogant and they acted like they didn't like talking to women."

I said to the female psychology intern next to me, "I don't mind talking to women, it's the listening part that I find difficult." :)

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Raptor in Aurora

Hawk takes flight near aurora texture una cierta

I believe this is an immature red-tailed hawk...Aurora Utah

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween Candy

It's a good night Halloweening when Dad has to carry the bags of candy because they are "too heavy."

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