Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sunset after the storm

It snowed most of the day Tuesday.
Around four I took a break from work, and went for a walk around the block, needing some fresh air and exercise.
The snow storm was breaking up, and the setting sun worked magic on the Wasatch Mountains on the east side of Salt Lake City.
(Each of these pictures look so much better biggified. Go ahead and give them a click, and enjoy the details!)
There were of course buildings, fences and power lines framing the mountain views.
Picasa editing got rid of that visual clutter via a simple cropping click.
(The mountain between the steeple and your right hand side of the picture above is Mt. Olympus, and the community at its base is called Olympus Cove.)

I hadn't noticed the birds in flight when I took this picture.

Now to decide which of these pictures should be my new header.
Decisions, decisions.
I love that all these shots were taken from just up around the corner from where I work!

(And oh, by the way...for the header? The birds in flight over the mountains won.)


Vicki said...

I love the snow-covered mountains! Good choice on the header. I always like hints of action in the photo. Of course, the pictures with the church steeple are appealing, too (that could be a pun if the church steeples happen to contain bells or chimes...). I like your redesign. It's peaceful.

Dawn said...

Those photos are just AMAZING!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures, Jill, my day was brightened by just seeing them. Hope things are going along smoothly in order for you to get into your new home. We are thinking of you. Love, mom S.

Islandsparrow said...

These pictures are stunning!

amyletinsky said...

wow, so beautiful! It looks like we're soaring up in the mountains. peaceful. great idea using one as a header.

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Julie said...

Beautiful, Jill.. I never knew Utah was soo gorgeous.. reminds me of our mountain views!
Oh, I tagged you ! its a fun, easy one!

Lovella said...

Jill, your new header and your photos are wonderful. I love the crisp blue for winter. . .it's just perfect.

Sara said...

Good choice! What kind of birds are those? I'd like to think they are hawks but hawks don't fly in flocks like that as far as I know. No hawk flocks! Seagulls? Well, whatever they are, they are quite dramatic and add a nice touch to the photo.