Sunday, September 6, 2009

Changing Leaves

I am up the canyons very frequently and I watch. It is now Labor Day weekend and two weeks ago I started to notice color change in the hills.

August 25, 2009 was when I took these pictures and there is definite signs of changing leaves.

Some more from the 3rd of Sept show even more coming.

Soon there will be lots of color and some fantastic views.

Here are some pictures that were taken on the 23 of Sept, 2006. I took them because it was the first snow of that year. It is interesting to look at though. The very top shows beautiful blue sky with white fluffy clouds just like summer and then there is a good 6 inches of snow on Timp, gorgeous white stuff. Going a little lower there is the reds and golds of fall colors and finally at the botom is still nice green leaves on trees and bushes.

A combination of seasons and colors in one picture on one day.

I Love Clouds

I love clouds! They can be very white and fluffy and almost like popcorn balls or sometimes they can dark and black and look almost mean and angry.

I can remember when I was a kid I used to spend time laying on my back in the grass and just looking up at the clouds and trying to pick shapes out of them. It was a fun activity and sometimes the shapes were amazing.

Sometimes sunrises or sunsets will cause lots of different colors in the clouds!

And sometimes I think the clouds were just sneaking a peek over the hills or mountains!

Or around the trees...............

Clouds over Bear Lake are very nice..................................

But there is not a lot difference from the clouds over Deer Creek or in Provo Canyon!

It is definitely trivaility but I still love clouds...............especially the late summer clouds!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I Love My Deck!

I love my deck! It is not a big deck, it is just a little deck, but I love it and it serves me well!

It is probably about 6 feet wide and about 15 feet long, just the right size for a table and chairs to fit in. It has some privacy to it but it still affords a good look at the sky to the west and also the the southeast.

On the southwest corner of the deck there is a good sized locust tree that covers most of the southwest area of the deck and helps make sitting on the deck more comfortable most times of the day.

There is another tree, a Schwedler Maple, that sits to the southeast that is mature enough to have become good sized. These trees along with some other smaller ones help to make things cooler and more pleasant on my deck.

The Maple tree has a nest of hummingbirds in it and they are frequent visitors to my deck to have breakfast or dinner or maybe just a snack. They are really interesting to watch when they come, but they are wary.

I think they are also very camera shy! Every time I get the camera out they disappear!

One of the really nice things about the deck and where it happens to be is that it is in the pathway of the canyon winds. Even though it is several miles to Provo Canyon from here, in the mornings there is a breeze that comes from the canyon and makes things very pleasant on the deck and that is usually repeated again in the evenings.

It is usually more of a breeze than a wind, and it also makes a nice rustle in the leaves and it keeps my wind chimes chiming.