Thursday, September 22, 2016

Superstition Springs

 I wanted to get a shot of those marvelous clouds to the west. This section of Mesa has so many different types of fencing.

 Mexican Bird of Paradise





 Reflections from the mall
I do believe someone wanted to make a character out of this cactus.

Linking:
Good Fences
Weekend Reflections
Shadow Shot Sunday

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mesa, Arizona

I did a quick trip to Mesa this last weekend for a funeral. My cousin who was only 75 passed on and out of this life and out of pain. Cancer is so vicious!

Fence and gate in Mesa.

 The only clouds in the sky were to the west.

 Strange trees - these don't grow in Utah.

 It was 103 degrees F. that day.
This is my first closeup flower photo that turned out good.

Linking to Good Fences.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Lehi, Utah

 They have been building this new complex of offices or shops for the last year and today, I caught them beyond the fence working on top of the roof.
I took a little drive around Lehi and found this cute little mailbox next to a loose wire fence. If you look closely, you can see a pioneer lady and a fellow sitting on the wagon.

Linking to Good Fences

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rocky Mountains - west side

In the heat of the summer of 2016, our snow on the Rocky Mountains did not disappear until the end of June this year.

Linking to Friday My Town Shoot Out

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bluebirds In Idaho

Linking to Good Fences

There must be a lot of bluebirds in southern Idaho and northern Utah because I ran into a lot of places using their names.  The Bluebird Inn on Bear Lake (Idaho side), the Bluebird Restaurant and Fountain in Logan, Utah (been in business since 1914).

This was the fantastic view of the backyard from my room at the Bluebird Inn in Idaho.

Filet mignon covered with mushrooms and onion - yum. It was scrumptious! Apparently, The Bluebird Restaurant in Logan, Utah also makes hand dipped chocolates and fountain drinks like ice cream sodas.


The State of Idaho claims the Mountain Bluebird for their state bird, while Utah claims the California Seagull as their state bird.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Shambles

Linking to Good Fences

This chain link fence is new and very sturdy but the house is rather a shambles.  Can you imagine rebuilding trying to save this house from just falling down.  It was probably a pioneer home built on the northern shores of Bear Lake, Idaho.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

St. John's Episcopal in Logan, Utah

Linking to InSPIREd Sunday

Western Romanesque Gothic Style
I actually found a church with a red door.  I wasn't sure I could find one in Utah but there it was in the small town of Logan, Utah.  An original wood structure was built in 1873 but a more modern building of brick replaced the wooden church in 1910.

An unusual feature in this church is a labyrinth, which was added in 2004 and is called a "sacred walk."


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