Friday, April 28, 2017

Temple Experiences

My grand daughter Emileee is leaving on her mission to Paris, France on July 5th. In preparation for that special occasion, she was able to attend the LDS Temple. While visiting this past weekend, we were able to do temple work for our ancestors in the Mt. Timpanogos temple together-a fun special experience.

Emilee with her parents: Dan and Tina
Emilee and her mom Tina
Emilee and her dad Daniel
Grandma and grand daughter Emilee
Love all my sons

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Day trip to SLC

Up in Northern Utah to visit family. Spent the day with my twin grand daughters...we took the trax train from Draper to Salt Lake City's Temple Square. It was fun but a cold rainy day...

Waiting in the rain for the Trax train
Fun day with the twins : l-r Heather and Emilee
All aboard...
Get your ticket here, round trip eliminates driving in the city.
The trains arrive about every 15 minutes...
At Family History Discovery center, fascinating to see your ancestor's life on screen

Whatever is on shows up on the touch screen plus maps
We took a tour of Family History Library and useful microfilm readers
What a view in the rain of the Salt Lake City LDS Temple
Lunch at Joseph Smith building was fun on our girl's day out.
Beautiful spring flowers everywhere
Tulips everywhere
Rain in background in SLC temple
My umbrella and rain coat came in handy.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Poetry Weekend

Off to Mesquite Nevada's Fine Arts Gallery for the annual open house celebration for those poets who had poems selected for artist's to make art works. Not shown Bonnie's poem and photo. Then it was time to fly to SLC for a poetry conference. More on that later.
Marie's poem was Ode to Dancer
My poem was No Goodbyes and a lovely misty fall turning to winter
Marie's poems about Seashells Speak!
Marilyn and the artist on Bright Colors and abstract watercolor were fun.
Julie's poem on Desert Dream was outstanding
Waiting for Winter poem with a lovely watercolor

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sorting through old photos

Lately I've been entering old photos in contests for literary magazines, many were rejected but some were selectedwhich is encouraging. The one on the bottom of Blue Solitude was accepted for Southern Quill magazines two years ago. Others just capture a moment of nature's beauty to relive. What do you enjoy most about photography?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Planting/gardening TIME

Since my hubby is reluctant to garden in our hot desert climate and puny soil, it's a major accomplishment to have convinced him to plant some onions and tomato plants this year.  We'll see what kind of crop we get...I was thrilled to get him to plant some new shrubs for those that died over the wintertime.

Thanks to Hubby for Honeydos, replacing some dying plants.
Dusty Miller will add to our landscaping now.
Thanks to Daniel's' family for a cactus that won't die
Lots of onions are growing, so we'll have some for cooking and salads!
Tomato plants are small now, also grape vines are regrowing
Roses are starting to bloom
Strawberries are blooming like crazy also.
Looks like there will big berries this year.

This is hard on hubby's knees and back muscles, even with knee pads.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happy Birthday, Allen

Happy #73rd birthday to my husband Allen....

Monday, April 10, 2017


Had a special poetry reading at our local library with  college students from Dixie State University. It was the first time we had done a joint activity like this and it was enjoyable.

Dixie Poets and Redrock Writers (also poets)
About 25 people attended, college students and community people
Poets of all ages celebrate with poetry.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Another Drive in our Redrock Country

The day started out rainy but soon cleared and was sunny.
I love redrocks, cedar trees and greenness of Spring here.
Driving a circle around Gunlock and Veyo was fun to do today.
An old school house or church on the Shiwits Indian Reservation
The road to Gunlock had little traffic which pleased my hubby
Rocks everywhere
Amazing the variety of subtle colors in the mountains
Volcano cones are everywhere and lava rock also.