Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cameras In Heaven

I was thinking today as I was driving around the valley after church, looking for picture moments.  I come up with the conclusion that I sure hope there are cameras in heaven.  Think of all the family group photos you could take, with groups so large it would be difficult to get the entire family in one shot.  And then think of the beauty.  I'm sure it is much more beautiful in heaven than it is here.  But then again, am I living good enough to wonder about cameras in heaven.......?  Whatever it is, or will be, I'm sure a loving Heavenly Father will have beauty for all of us, and then some!  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the beauty I captured today.



These next two picture are down a lane headed to an old place (Trout Haven) that has since been blocked off.  To get these pictures, I drove right up next to the gate and shot over the gate.  Gate or no gate, I couldn't let these beauties get away.

This picture shows the beautiful, deepness of blue at the Mackay Reservoir.

And this one I took because I couldn't believe there were boaters on the reservoir...two to be exact.

Would you look at all the dark, green moss over the rocks in the river off the mine hill bridge.  I couldn't believe how dark and pretty it really was, plus the reflections of the water over the moss just topped it off.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Majestic Sky

I headed to town tonight to hurry and pick up some candy for the little Kinders on Monday.  As I was coming out of the grocery store, it was starting to get dark and the sky was majestic looking with it's dark hues of blues, pinks, oranges, and yellows.

As I drove around town taking a few more pictures, it was getting later and the sky had lost a lot of it's color but with the moon, the darker sky and the accents of the dark trees and mountains, this, in itself was just as beautiful.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Stone Soup

Today I went to a Relief Society "Fall Social".  There was a quilt on the racks for tying, socializing, lunch, and games.  The theme of the social was "Stone Soup".  Everyone just brought anything and everything to add to the soup.  It was amazingly, good soup.  And, of course, there was a stone put into the soup and the person who dished up the stone got to pick a prize.  There were tons of prizes on the stage and everyone there went home with at least two.  It was good fun.  On the way home, I decided to go pick up a few groceries then at the last minute, I decided to head up to the cemetery.  On the way there, I spotted this tree, still holding onto it's brilliance.

Most of the trees in the cemetery are pines so there weren't too many that had dropped  their leaves on the ground.  This part of the cemetery has very few headstones.

As I got under the tree that was in the previous picture, you can actually see how barren the tree is getting.  I thought it looked interesting, so I took a picture of it.

As I was headed out, I noticed a magpie by a bush along the side of the road.  Just for the fun of it, I stayed in my car and started snapping pictures of it.  Inching closer and closer, snapping pictures all along the way.  I was really surprised that he wasn't flying away.  It wasn't until I was a little more than a car length away and was in the middle of taking this picture when he decided to bolt.

This cedar tree was along the side of the road on one of the back roads I took to come home.  It was still so pretty and green.  I chuckled at the tree because it looked like a hitch-hiker tree to me, holding its thumb up trying to get a ride.

These berries were also along the side of that same road.  I don't know if they are wild rose bushes or what.  But what I do know is they were very pretty with their dark red color standing out among the faded greens.

When I got home, I still marveled at the tree in our front yard.  It is still pretty loaded with leaves and just as beautiful as ever.

When walking into the house, I noticed these leaves lying on the lawn.  We have some type of climbing vine that runs up our chimney and the few leaves remaining on it are the most vibrant red color.  I don't ever remember seeing these leaves this color in the fall previously.  All I can say is.....WOW!  Who knows, maybe God just wanted to make my day!

I'm A Winner

There is a blog I follow called "Amanda's Cookin'".  It is a good cooking blog that I follow every time she posts.  She was having a Pam Cooking Spray Toolkit Giveaway.  I thought, why I entered.  You can imagine my surprise when I opened my e-mail one morning to find the following message: Congratulations!  Your name was randomly drawn as one of five winners of the PAM Cooking Spray Toolkit Giveaway on Amanda's Cookin'!  To claim your prize you MUST reply............................................!  Just look at all the stuff I won - WAHOO! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Trading History For Progress

The neighboring ranch next to ours is tearing down a grove of trees and they also have an old barn they are getting rid of.  They are trying to make room for a new pivot.  My husband and I went down this evening to get a start on cutting the old barn down to use the wood for fire wood.  When we got there and looked the situation over, Evan decided against it.  It was full of nails and he didn't think it was worth the chance of ruining his chain saw or having the chain saw hit a nail and kick back.

This is an old building next to the barn.  They are going to keep this one.

And this one is an old grainery that they are also keeping.  When I see old buildings like these, I can't help but wonder who lived here at the time, what their life style was like, and.................................???

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Missed My Moment

Almost every year, these two trees add such a beautiful touch of AWE to our yard.  This year they were so pretty and I thought I had better get a picture of them before the leaves start to fall.  Well, as I was away from home yesterday, the leaves decided to start their thing, losing much of their leaves while I was away.  As I was pulling into the driveway, I noticed I had missed my moment.  I'm sure the wind had something to do with it.  Even though the red tree had lost many of it's leaves, I decided to capture the aweness of what was left.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Salmon, Idaho Trip

Evan and I went for a ride up to Salmon, Idaho, today.  The ride was simply gorgeous.  Their fall season runs a bit later than ours and the colors were popping with brilliant hues of red, orange, and yellow.  I've never ridden along the Salmon River during Autumn.  While at Salmon, we went through 3 antique shops.  Really fun.....we came away with a few treasures.  When we got home, we hopped on E-Bay to see if we had made any good deals and sure enough, we rocked the deal world.  Didn't get a whole lot of items but we sure had a whole lot of fun.  Most all of the pictures were taken from the vehicle while moving so some are a bit more blurry than others but you get the idea of what I enjoyed today.