Saturday, January 30, 2010


My boss from the OUT Program died today of cancer. I guess he has been battling it for some time. I was asked to fast for him the other day, so I figured things must be looking pretty bleak for him. He was (is) the most amazing person. He had a way of showing that he cared, but could also confront you on the darkest aspects of yourself and make you want to change for the better. We had the best time at the OUT Program and we would laugh so hard every day. We were stuck in this little tiny office...Val, Bethany, and I. I will miss Val--but honestly haven't talked to him in 5 years. I know he is in a better place because of the great life he led. I feel sorry for his children though. Their mother died of cancer about 7 years ago and now their father is gone too...I think one of his sons is only about 18. :(

I am looking forward to attending his funeral. I am sure the eulogies will be touching and spiritual...

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Blue Heron Flying

Blue heron takes flight 2

Blue Heron I saw on the way to work today...

Also, I finally decided that the roadkill that I thought might be a penguin was probably a magpie with no tailfeathers...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Textures added to photographs

delicate arch like the texture

Arches National Park

mount timpanogos temple lamp posts removed

Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple

american flag at maceys orem 2 texture

Old Glory

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Double beds fit three?

When our 9-year old daughter was 4, we moved into a friend's house for a few months after we sold our house. We had a little double bed. We told her she couldn't sleep in our bed because it was too small. One morning, we woke up and were talking to each other. All of a sudden, from the bottom of the bed smashed against a wall, our little girl's sleepy head popped up from under a blanket and she said, "See! I told you there was enough room!"


Monday, January 25, 2010

canyonlands from green river overlook

Saturday, January 23, 2010

State Road 68

Drove out to State Road 68 today for about 90 minutes...

Highway south of saratoga springs

STate road 68 2

STate road 68 3

trees along shore of utah lake frozen blue mountain

white crowned sparrow immature on green metal 2

house sparrow in a bush crop

redtailed hawk launches from tele pole crop

redtailed hawk in a messy tree crop

redtailed hawk has launched from pole crop

prairie falcon flying away

prairie falcon stares at me saratoga 2

american kestrel dives

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Still more Canyonlands...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More canyonlands...

canyonlands from potholes clouds on mesa texture

Artistic Shot...colors changed and texture added...

mesa blue fog and red yellow foreground canyonlands

Driving out of CAnyonlands at dusk2 bw

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Canyonlands...


canyonlands yucca blue sky

Canyonlands was great...

Canyonlands on way to great overlook 2

canyonlands from green river overlook 1

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Salt Lake Temple

Salt lake temple night from near rs building

Had to run to Salt Lake to pick up IQ and Academic Testing for Monday...

My wife got called out on a case, so I took 30 minutes to run up to Temple Square and get a few night shots of the temple


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Heading to Moab sometime this month...

I am heading to Moab later this month...maybe on Sunday do testing. Will try to get some winter photos in Arches and maybe Canyonlands.

DElicate arch bowl in the pic

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Golden Hour Shots...

sunrise through fog and tree square

Sunrise the other morning

Marsh grasses and lens flare at sunset

Sunset the other night

Mount Timpanogos temple across the field crop

LDS Temple the other morning

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Post on Infertility

One of my colleagues/friends recently wrote this post about infertility issues...I liked it...

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Cool Raptors in Palmyra, Utah

red tailed hawk composite near Palmyra Utah

Red Tailed Hawk

ferruginous hawk near palmyra last composite I took

Ferruginous Hawk

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Great sunset tonight

Even though I have been somewhat down in the dumps, I was glad that after I drove to the Holiday Gas Station to pump up my car tire so I could fix it I went out to the American Fork Boat Harbor (wow...that sentence was so long it is probably a run-on sentence). The sunset and colors on the ice were really nice... :) Here are a few of my favorite pics...

American fork boat harbor sunset utah lake

American fork boat harbor sunset utah lake 3

icy crack along utah lake af boat harbor

Check out my flickr photostream for more...

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Saturday, January 09, 2010


I have been thinking a lot over the past week...maybe not always the best thing to do...

Took the girls to Utah Lake today so they could walk on water...they seemed to like walking on the ice and saw some people ice-fishing and flying model airplanes.

utah lake crack and bump v


Friday, January 08, 2010

South Fork Canyon Road - Provo Canyon


I think I must have a serotonin deficiency this winter...I have been grouchy, tired, and overly ruminative...maybe I'll try that new prescription food supplement called Deplin.

Haven't been out shooting photos for a few days...except a few shots from my car as I travel to and from work.

Mountains west of redwood road north lehi

On way to work... :)

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Photogenic Tree

Tree and pink skies 12 31 09

Same Tree as another photo I posted here over a week ago.


Friday, January 01, 2010

Utah Lake Frozen Over

utah lake frozen over comp look to ss 12 31 09

That new looking ice was quite thin...The snowy parts were solid...

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