Saturday, December 20, 2008
Julie tagged me with a Meme: find the fourth picture file on your computer and the fourth picture, then tell about it.
A couple of years ago DD Laura and my MIL Barbara and I went to Scotland for a week. The picture was taken in Edinburgh Castle, in late Feb.
While most people would avoid going to Scotland in winter, I liked it very much. And I LOVED having the three of us together, noodling around Scotland, enjoying seeing kilt wearing gents in the grocery stores, stags along side the roadway, castles and century old cemeteries, snow covered mountains and lakes. And yes, I did try haggis.
I wonder if anyone else out in blogland have ever traveled with their daughter and MIL to a foreign country?
As part of the Meme, I am supposed to tag others to do the same. If the idea appeals to you, or if you are curious about what picture would be the fourth one in your fourth file, consider yourself tagged!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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.
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.)
Now to decide which of these pictures should be my new header.
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.)
Only two more states need to call for such a Convention and just like that...our US Constitution will be subject to being re-written, presumably to reflect "modern" mores.
Just thinking about that gives me an absolutely sick inside feeling that makes me want to go hide.
I am posting a link so at you will know what is going on.
God help us, God save us....oh, let us continue to say "In God We Trust" as a nation.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday day was spent enjoying watching the snow from various windows in our apartment, and taking a good hot soak in the apartment outside jacuzzi, catching nickle sized snowflakes on our tongues while the steam rose all around us.
Bernie had to go out to work for awhile, and then he ran a few errands. When he returned it was dark out; he urged me to join him in a stroll around the city to see the Christmas lights.
I tugged on some heavy shoes and appropriate winter wear and together we headed out into the cold snowy night.
Here's the outdoor ice skating rink that is two blocks from our apartment: