Yellow flowers bloomed aside the predominate blue flowers.
I thought of our Swedish friend Janitha. She would have declared it a most patriotic mix.
I think this was the most amazing view of the day. That slope was nearly at a 90 degree angle.
I would have loved to have watched as skiers left those tracks behind!
PIck a color and start looking, you will probably see it somewhere. This picture show the ski resort where we began our day's adventures.
We opted to take the chair life down from a spot called Peruvian Basin. Oh wow was it ever cold! My eyes were watering and my glove less hands turned blue.
After that we drove back down the canyon to home (a less than 30 minute ride) and grabbed a few items for a barbecue at Jeff's new house. We sat outside in his back yard in the warm sunshine and let Jeff and Gail get caught up a bit, and let Jeff show off his new house.
One of the joys of long time friendships: Holding your friend's new born babies, and then visiting those babies later when they are all grown up. Her "baby boy" is now in medical school, our daughters have (or are working on) Master's degrees. Sometime we look at each other and marvel at what our funny toddlers wound up being as grown ups.
I think we napped...then it was fireworks time! We sat in chairs on our front lawn and watched three firework displays going off in the valley below us, and really enjoyed the curb side fireworks that we and our neighbors put on.
God's display wasn't too shabby either. It didn't get totally dark until 9:30 pm.
I missed getting the sunset at the peak but Gail did. The shimmering Great Salt Lake, twinkling city lights, clouds gleaming with every changing color...the camera doesn't do it justice.
In fact...I think our memories far exceed anything that I have shown you on this post. Cameras can only catch a shadow of what a day like that day was like.
I think the day was like a glimpse of heaven.