Monday, June 26, 2017

Backyard Visitors

Diana and I had noticed a male quail that was pretty stationary in our backyard, unusual behavior we thought. Looking further, we found a covey of 6 juveniles (they could fly) and Mom on the ground below the watchful Dad.  They seemed to love the herbs, working the ground around and through the plants, especially the lavendar. Finally Leo woke up and saw them so they left.

Watchful Dad.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer = Garden Produce

We're on our second planting of radishes and arugula and just did an early harvest of our garlic. Tomatoes are getting bigger and squash and cucumber plants are getting close to flowering. A wonderful time!

43 plants.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Thinking of the ocean....

Here's some shots from trips to the Oregon coast over the last few years..  Love the coast.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Smoky sunrise

I took a class located in Centennial Valley, Montana, in the summer of 2012.  Forest fires were ravaging the western states and we had a lot of smoke every day.  Here's the positive side of the smoke - a neat sunrise. Apparent low clouds are fog rising from Red Rock Lake.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Still snow in the Wasatch!

Despite warm temps here in the valley, there is still a lot of snow in the mountains. Diana and I drove to Alta, planning to go up to Albion Basin.  No such luck as the road to the basin is still closed for at least another two weeks. Here's what it looks like - nice and cool tho'.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Saturday Evening fun!

Summer has officially started with music at Caputo's - in Holladay it is on Saturday evening starting at 5:30.  Good music, good food and lot of people watching! Here's godson Zachary with friend Ben Weiss and the band along with Koda the dog. And an admirer!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Uintas in June

I took a quick trip up to the Uintas this past Sunday, checking the snow levels for future trips. Amazingly, with all the snow we had, I was able to drive up to the summit of the Mill Hollow road - about 10,500 ft.
It was pretty barren there, some snow still around and the first plants just pushing through the dirt to grab the sun. Wildflowers are out or just coming out. Here's a couple of shots.

Looking back at the 13,000 ft peaks

Glacier lily

Mill Hollow reservoir, a favorite fishing spot for many.  It's at 8500 ft.