Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November Sun

I work in a Victorian Home with fantastic beveled glass windows.  Today the November sun created rainbows and shadows.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Evening sky

Out my west bedroom window a gray periwinkle sky, and silver thin crescent moon is trapped in  a black shilouette coniferous tree.
Early the sunset painted the sky in pinks and corals.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Decorating for Halloween

My mother has put out her jack o'lantern.

And I have decorated above my bedroom door.

SouthFork Color 2017


Mollie and I took a Saturday afternoon drive to the cabin at Southfork.  The maple leaves were bright and colorful.  The Box Elder leaves have changed, fallen and dried.  The dried leaves make a most satisfying crunch under foot.



Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Color 2017


The autumn color has come to Ogden Canyon. The leaves are starting to fall.

I thought that the dry, hot, summer would  make the leaves dry on the trees.  Then recent rain brought lots of color, and heightened that color.

 So excited to be surrounded with colorful red,  orange and yellow maple leaves.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Preparing for October

                                                           
Picassa, the cat at the Eccles Community Art Center where I work is checking out a Jack O' Lantern.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall Harvest Continues

A Stettler's Jay has joined the local squirrel in harvesting acorns from the canyon's oak trees.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Fall Harvest

Over the summer, I have watched the acorns grow.  Now, they are being harvested by the local squirrel.  Acorn shells and oak leaves litter the grown beneath the oak trees.  This busy squirrel frustrates my dog Mollie.  It invades her yard but travels a highway of tree branches above her head.  I hear Mollie barking.  The squirrel must be working on its Fall harvest.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Abundance

On my drive home, I pass by the local botanical garden.  Their entry border is filled with an abundance of flowers and colors - red, yellow, purple, orange, green ....

My view of the solar eclipse

See the crescents in amongst the dappled shadows of the leaves.

Picassa, the art center class knew to also view the eclipse through the shadows.

One of the art center volunteers and one of the employees from the Ogden Symphony and Ballet shared their glasses so we all were able to view the actual solar eclipse.  Thank you!  And thank you Melissa Seamons for this great picture of Picassa
 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

This Morning's View

Through my window, I watch the morning sunlight dance and sparkle off the iridescent wings of dragonflies darting above the river.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weber County Heritage Facebook post

Weber County Heritage Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/WeberCountyHeritageFdtn/
In 1909, David Eccles, owner of Ogden Rapid Transit, and Simon Bamberger, owner of Bamberger Electric railroad began a race to see which company could be the first to finish a rail route up Ogden Canyon to Huntsville.
What a cool picture of the trolley that use to come up the canyon.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Summer Rain

Lightening, thunder, a downpour of rain moves on, the scent of a summer rain lingers.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Remnants

My drive  home each night takes me through a neighborhood of townhouses and condos.  This time of year fruit trees are in bloom, remnants of the orchard that use to fill the neighborhood.