Thursday, April 2, 2009
Well, I thought that I should enter something on our blog since I didn't do a thing last month. I started out with an idea that I would focus on a specific thing for me to work on and I haven't done that either. Oh well, so much for the romantic in me. We did go to Saint George at the end of the month and had a good time. We visited a number of Church sites and even went to Pipe Springs National Monument. It was a little out of the way, but interesting. We were hosted by a Native American Indian. His slant on the history of the site was interesting and a little disconcerting. He blamed all the problems upon the Mormons, while also indicating that the Mormons were the ones that kept his people from starving. So a little of a conflict with his story. We also went to Brigham Young's Winter home and Jacob Hamblin's home. These were interesting. We visited the Saint George Temple and found out that it was built from red bricks and then covered over with a white reflecting plaster. Zion's National Park was also interesting. Here we went for a walk up the canyon and then we went to Brice National Park where it was very cold. It was 75 degrees in Saint George and 35 degrees in Bryce. Quite a difference. It was nice to have the sun out most of the day and to be able to be outside without a coat. No so lucky at home where it continues to be winter even now in April.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Well, in continuing with my "new endeavor" each week, this week we were supposed to be in Saint George basking in the sun. But my mother was in the hospital and there was a huge storm coming from the pacific, so in short we didn't go. Also, that storm hit here with between 16-18 inches of white. So after a day of snow blowing and shoveling, I am able to refocus on my "new endeavor". This week it is painting and I will begin by going to the garage to see if I have any white paint to cover a canvas. Wish me luck.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Well, it has been a while since I've posted anything to our blog. So I've decided to start a new phase of my life where I explore various things that I have interest in. I'm going to focus on a different thing each week and see what experiences and learning I achieve. So here goes. This week I am exploring photography. I have taken a few photos and will post them as I edit and evaluate their artistic value. So stay tuned.
Well here are my first attempts at exploring photography. I hope that you find the compositions interesting.