Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tree of Life

I made my first tree.  I can see that I need to be more artsy with the tree but with more practice, I should hopefully get better.  I haven' t blogged since January.  It was a hard beginning of the year with lots of storms kicking my migraines to the limit.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

SLC





Here we are in the middle of winter and the birds are still around. That puzzles me because I thought they all flew south when snow hit and stayed on the ground and yet, last week a small group of robins were roaming around my backyard. The magpies never go away, they fly from the pine tree in my neighbors yard in the back to my neighbors pine tree two houses west. Yesterday, I heard a pounding that sounded like someone was hammering a nail into wood so I go to my backyard windows to see a bird hammering away at my house. Then there is the coo cooing all day long by a lost pigeon.  What's up?


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Turkeys in the sheep pasture

 I caught a reflection.

 I guess you know where these turkeys will be on Thanksgiving.  My neighbor who lives down the hill had them in with their sheep for a few months.

 It is almost like I captures flying saucers - not really but reflections of white disks.
My granddaughter's cake with reflections of candles.

Linking to Good Fences
and Weekend Reflections

I've been very busy making Christmas jewelry.  Actually, my first Christmas showing in six years. One time I made candy canes but that was about it.

 Fat soldiers, I made some skinny ones too but there is always a plump one around too.
 Sea charm brace with an octopus. How did they become popular all of a sudden?

I love the little red Christmas trees.  I've made them in Green too. Check out my Etsy shop: Dians Gems


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Around Town

Linking to:  Good Fences
and Weekend Reflections


It is not often we see a dune buggy in the parking lot. The sand dunes are not close to this area of Utah. There are some about 40 miles west of us.

 Fence, fall and clouds - a perfect day for taking photos.

 I get so intrigued by the clouds that cover the mountain peaks and they always have a different look.


This church is found in Logan, Utah.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Cottonwood Mall

In my memory it wasn't that long ago when the very first mall, The Cottonwood Mall, was built in Salt Lake City.  I was a teen then and it was our favorite place to go. It was far more exciting to visit the mall than to go downtown Salt Lake City where all the stores were spaced so far apart.  Actually, Salt Lake suffered from that mall because shoppers on the east side would flock to the mall for ease of parking and no parking fees.

It was about 20 years ago that someone bought the mall intending to update it to compete with the now five malls in the Salt Lake valley.  We all waited and waited and nothing happened. They tore down all the buildings except for ZCMI which is now Macy's.

I took a little drive over there a couple of weeks ago to see what was left and sure enough, Macy's was there all by itself with a large parking lot.

Beyond the fence is the area where the rest of the mall used to be, now only weeds.  So sad!

 In the background is grand Mt. Olympus at 9,026 feet.

I tried taking a photo into the sun;  hard to see the fence but it is there by those trees. This area used to be the prima donna of the valley because there were so many trees and beautiful homes.

Linking to: Good Fences
and  weekend Reflections

Driving in traffic, I wanted to get a photo of that red car but that is even harder than texting in the car which I don't do.
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