Thursday, October 30, 2014

Leaves and stones

We were in town today for a while, participating in an IRS audit which it turns out is a research project. Still stressful but Diana wowed them with her record keeping and detail!
We parked behind St. Mark's Cathedral and, while Diana was getting her alb Murphy and I wondered around a bit. Here's one of the brightly lit fall scenes that struck us!
Most people don't look at the back of the Cathedral but it has an elegance all its own.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


We have interesting happenings around Erda, this small community. Neighbors ride their horses by and stop to talk, the (closed for the winter) outdoor theater creates signs that make us laugh, and the sunsets are constantly changing. It is good to be alive and in Erda.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


I rented a new camera last weekend which worked out very well - excellent quality and easy to use. Here's a couple of shots from it - greater range of color and much crisper than my current camera.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Windy fall day

Preparing us for a fall storm (I guess) we have a strong and gusty south wind today - it's the kind that drives my sinus's nuts so I am not out a lot in it.  Murphy of course really doesn't care as he lays on the north side of the house out of the wind!
Out to the farmer's market this morning for the final day getting potatoes, tomatoes and sausage. Here's a couple of shots from along the way.

Stansbury Island in the background.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall beauty

Aided by the 105mm f/2.8 lens which is very sharp here's some smaller scenes of fall beauty that sometimes get passed by.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Desert Beauty

Looking back over a few trips and found these shots that remind me of how beautiful the desert is - taken at Simpson Springs on the Pony Express Trail.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Diana called to me to come quickly for a photo opportunity and here's what I found - a gopher moving dirt! Very quick and watchful during the process, I could only shoot through the window without scaring him away. The shots are a bit blurry but it looks like he carries the dirt in his mouth and then shoots it out explosively!