Sunday, May 30, 2010

Picture from Saturday Evening

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Western of the prettiest birds in Utah...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My New CD Mix

  1. All At Once 4:06 Pete Yorn Day I Forgot Alternative & Punk
  2. Angels Are Messengers From God 4:08 Whiskeytown Rural Free Delivery [EP]
  3. Animal 3:34 Neon Trees Animal Alternative Rock
  4. Eyes 2:31 Rogue Wave Publish My Love (Single) Alternative & Punk
  5. Killers Track 11 Live album 4:59 Ryan CD May 2010
  6. The Man 3:26 Pete Yorn Nightcrawler Pop
  7. The Passenger 2:56 The Wallflowers Rebel, Sweetheart Rock
  8. The Plan 3:33 Built To Spill Keep It Like A Secret Alternative
  9. Road to Joy 3:57 Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning Alternative Rock
  10. Still Be Around 2:46 Uncle Tupelo Still Feel Gone Rock
  11. Technology 3:44 The Whigs Give 'Em All A Big Fat Lip Alternative & Punk
  12. Trojan Curfew 4:08 Stephen Malkmus Alternative & Punk
  13. Violet Furs 3:33 The Whigs Give 'Em All A Big Fat Lip Alternative & Punk

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Friday, May 21, 2010

bird photos

it is Spring/Summer again, so I will have a few more wildlife shots...

Yellow rumped warbler in flight

Yellow Warbler on a wire fence cool perspective dof

Yellow warbler on russian olive

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shutter Island

I am reading my first book in about 3 years...I think the last book I read was the 2nd Fablehaven book. It is Shutter Island and I have enjoyed it so far. Maybe I will start reading more and doing photography less...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Surname Houston

Local Studies Library
Central Library
High Street
Paisley PA1 2BB,
TEL. 0141 889 2360
FAX. 0141 887 6468

18 May 2010

Dear Ryan

Thank you for your e-mail enquiry.

The ancient family name of Houston was Paduinan from a place of that name in Lanarkshire.

The village of Houston in Renfrewshire was originally called Kilpeter meaning “ the chapel of Peter”. In the 12th Century the lands of Kilpeter were granted to Hugo (or Hugh) de Paduinan, a follower of Walter Fitzalan, High Steward of Scotland, who founded Paisley Abbey about this time. The settlement which grew up around Hugo’s castle became known as “Hugh’s toun” and later as “Houston”.

I hope this information taken from George H Black’s The surnames of Scotland clarifies the origin of the surname Houston.

Yours sincerely


Fiona Richardson, Senior Library Supervisor

' 0141 889 2360 7 0141 887 6468


* Renfrewshire Local Studies Library, Central Library, 68 High Street, Paisley PA1 2BB

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pictographs near my house

Pictographs in AF Canyon 6

These are about 5 miles from my house...Thanks to my cousin Whit for letting me know the approximate location...They weren't really that hard to find. I have fished here several times and never noticed them...

More family history links

Samuel Osborne Henrie/Evans/etc...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mt. Timpanogos from Tibble Fork

Took the little girls up the canyon tonight...

This was my fav shot...

mount timpanogos from tibble fork cool sunset

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Mount Timpanogos Temple in May

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Miranda's Dream

Miranda had a "terrible dream" last night.
She dreamed she had a birthday party and all of the kids came. She had a big bag of Combos snacks. The kids ate all of them and she didn't get any ... :)

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Mountains near Golden Spike National Monument

Mountains near the golden spike area sunset glow

Took this a few months ago near the Golden Spike National Monument...


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Desert Bighorn Sheep in Zion

Sunday, May 02, 2010

My favorite photo from Zion so far...