Tuesday, June 30, 2015

When Lehi Friends Visit

On June 14th, a couple of my high school friends came to visit.  This is the third summer they have come to visit and we are already looking forward to next year.  We wanted a picture of us all together and we were trying to use the automatic photo shoot on my camera.  Between setting the timer, running back and forth trying to get in the picture and shooting multiple shots to try and get a good photo of us, I think we managed to get a few good ones.  The two photos below are the ones I liked the best.  Although, our faces, necks and arms were totally washed out by the sun so I put the photos in PicMonkey and sprayed us on some color where we were totally faded out.  Still not the greatest but hey, it semi worked.


Friends 2.

We had so much fun just sitting around and talking, traveling up Pass Creek Canyon to Loristica, out to Craters of the Moon and then to the old Houston Pioneer Cemetery.

Pass Creek/Loristica……












Craters of the Moon……












Houston Pioneer Cemetery……









My friends arrived on Sunday evening and left on Tuesday.  It was a short visit, but we covered a lot of ground in that short amount of time.  When we get together, it feels like time has never passed.  I found this quote on the internet and I have no idea who wrote it, but it fits our trio friendship perfectly……

You know someone’s special to you when you don’t talk for awhile because things get busy but when you eventually do, it’s like you didn’t miss a beat.  You talk like there was no gap in between and you laugh until your stomachs hurt.  It’s a rare and special connection and personally I think it’s pure magic.  If you ever find someone like this in you life, never let them go.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Eyed Hawk-Moth

As we stepped out our back door last week, we noticed 5 moths hanging on the door and surrounding area.  They held their places the entire day…..without any movement, at all.  According to the internet, they appear to be Eyed Hawk-moth (Smerinthus ocellata). 






In the photo above, you see a hawk-moth and right above it looks to be a very small moth.  I don’t know if the smaller moth is what drew all the other moths around the house, or just what was going on. 
The information on the internet stated that hawk-moths have two sets of wings on each side and when fully opened, you see a pattern that looks like an eye.  Non of the moths had their full extension of wings, but in the next photo, you can see that they do have two sets.


That evening, after not seeing the moths move all day, we were out sitting around a little fire making s’mores when I looked up and noticed that every single moth was gone.  Hmmmmmm, interesting.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Young Robin – My Point Proven

Last evening, my husband and I were going down to visit with some friends.  Just before we left, I grabbed my camera and my husband asked… “why are you taking the camera, we’re not really going very far?”  My answer to that was…. “you never know what you might see’'.  We didn’t even make it out of the driveway when I spotted this young robin, who could barely fly, sitting on the fence right next to our vehicle.  My point proven………….you never know!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

4-Wheeling Gloves

My sister bought me a pair of gloves to wear when I ride my 4-wheeler.  She actually bought them approximately 2-3 years ago and as of yet, they are in another world, somewhere.  For the life of me, I can not remember where I put them.  I’ve looked everywhere for them, well, I guess not everywhere or I would have them, right?  I’ve even looked in those places that you say to yourself….”now, where would I have put those if I was going to put them somewhere”.  Guess what?…..they’re not there either.  FRUSTRATION….! 
My husband and I were in Harbor Freight last month and I saw a pair of mechanics gloves with spandex that I thought would work for riding.  They are light weight, breathable, stretchy, have silicone dots for gripping, and easy to get off and on with the velcro wrist straps.  They were on sale and the price was right, so I made them mine.  I plan on going 4-wheeling in the coming week and I hope these gloves work as I’m hoping they will.



Now, this is where Murphy’s Law come into play.  Now that I bought these gloves, I’m sure my missing gloves will come out from hiding.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Short Drive Photo Opportunities

I traveled a short distance from my home the other day to pick up some books at a friends home.  Even though it was a short drive, my photo opportunities were good.









Friday, June 12, 2015

Sister Missionaries Meet Cows

The last part of May, the Sister Missionaries came to my home to pick up a lace temple bracelet that I had made to give them.  It was so funny to hear this comment…..”how do you drive through cows”, the minute I opened the door.  The Sister Missionary who was driving evidently got stuck behind a herd of cattle being driven up the road.  While she was excited and explaining what had happened, I pictured this huge herd heading up the road.  I calmly explained to her that you just keep driving at a very, very low speed as you pass through and the cattle will move for you.  She said that is exactly what she had done but there were crazy people that were driving through the cattle at a faster speed.  She didn’t stay long as she rushed to their car, wanting to get on the road before the cattle passed in front of our home.  She didn’t want to get stuck behind the cattle, again.  TOO LATE – Ha!  The photos tell the entire story from start to finish.
And yes, the Sister Missionaries were headed in the same direction as the cows.  And about that herd of cattle……as it turned out, the herd looked to be under 20 head.  I’m still laughing………….