Friday, July 13, 2018

July 2018, so far.....

 One thing about Southern Utah is that we have a monsoon season.  We have the most magnificent skies because of it, oh and much needed rain.
 Was hearing an odd sound the other morning.  I discovered this road runner peacefully perched on my neighbors roof.  He was the source of the odd sound.
 Been working a lot in my backyard since I retired a month ago.  Hard, hot work, but good for me.
Was lucky to get this pretty picture of the moon.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Last Saturday...

 Worked the opening of our new park Thunder Junction.  Caught these guys waiting for a ride on the train.  Dorks!
 Love this.  Can't wait to stand under it.  Probably be next summer though.
 Our volcano erupting.  Rumbles, and shoots steam out the top.
 Love these flowers.  Last hold outs till it gets to cold for any flowers.

 These are awesome guys. I told them I was doing a beefcake calendar for the city, so pose for me.  I don't think they believed me, and smiled anyway.  They come into our office to tell me about graffiti they found or ask a question that I have no idea how to answer.
I love this.  Such detail. I was surprised to see it on the door going into the pump room for the water feature.  So cute!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Desert in the fall...

 The desert here is so beautiful in the fall.  You can always tell that fall is here when the desert plants start turning yellow.

 My big girl.  I can't believe Tiah will be 5 years old on Thanksgiving Day.  She is such a sweet girl and a great defender.  No one, except my family whom she wiggles are over when they come over, gets in the front door unless I tell her to stand down.  Even then she'll growl every once in awhile.
 Took a picture of these prints.  I think the bird people out there can tell me what made these prints.  I'm not sure about the prints below, don't look like Tiah's prints.  Not sure if it's a dog, coyote, or whatever.  Tell me what you think.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Just out and about....

 Took Tiah for an early walk one morning.


Then, last night we had the most spectacular skies!

Monday, September 19, 2016

New park....

 Took this at the park.  It is a mimosa tree.  
Our new park (All Abilities Park) that we (the Parks Division and the City of St. George) have been building for the past two years, is nearly done.  It's going to be called Thunder Junction.  The bottom picture reminded me of the Matterhorn at Disneyland.  It is actually a volcano that will erupt with water mist and make sounds like it's erupting, so with the train we have, that will take kids on a ride around the park, and the volcano, well that is where the name of the park came from.  It is a park that will accommodate handicapped children and adults as well as children without handicaps.  

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Conversation with a crow.....

 Heard a ruckus outside, and went out to see what the heck was going on.  There was this huge crow sitting in my tree making a lot of noise.  I looked up at him and said, "what the heck is wrong?  I kept asking him if he had a problem.
 He started cocking his head to listen to me.  As I talked with him, he started talking back, making sounds that sounded like he was having a conversation with me.
 After a little while I ran inside for my camera, hoping he wouldn't disappear on me.  He was there waiting for me.  I talked to him while I was taking pictures, and I swear he responded.
 It was totally awesome!
 Though I'm sure neither one of us understood each other, I felt that there really was a conversation going on and that the understanding between us went deeper than language.
Maybe he was complaining about Squeek sitting beneath the tree.  She's not much bigger than he is.