Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall in My Garden

I found myself distracted this morning when the sun came over the mountains.

I planted these mums for an outside event last year and they barely survived.  This year, however, they have thrived.

Brush a distance away looked stunning in the morning light.

Even dead plants are beautiful in the sunlight.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Snow on Timp!

Rain over the last two days brought snow to my favorite mountain!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hungry Koi

We weren't able to feed the koi last night.  They were happy to see us tonight.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mt. Timp

Mt. Timpanogos is always beautiful, but especially tonight.

Monday, August 21, 2017

2017 Solar Eclipse

I wanted so badly for my camera to get pictures of today's eclipse.  I felt like the camera wasn't focusing at all, except I knew the little crescent at the bottom of this photo was a reverse image of the sun.  I was seeing that crescent, except not reverse, through my solar glasses.

When everyone with me began screaming that it was time, I began to panic.  And then, all of a sudden, my camera focused.  This is the first diamond ring as the eclipse approached totality.

What my eyes were seeing was a little different than what my camera saw, but both images were exquisite.

I knew the second diamond ring was going to appear at the top, at about 1 o'clock.

I was beyond thrilled when I realized my camera was in focus.

And then I cried.

In what seemed like one massive heartbeat, it was over, but I was still crying.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Idaho Weeds

I grew up in Idaho.  Even now, I can remember lots of weeds.

My family is gathering in Idaho for the eclipse next week.  My camera and I took a walk last night.  I don't remember the weeds being this beautiful.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Butterfly Visit

A butterfly joined our family for lunch this afternoon.

This was an unexpected and fun event, which was followed by what everyone knew about butterflies.

And then, to our amazement, another butterfly joined us!