Monday, November 29, 2010

At least the holidays were good.

Thanksgiving Day at my in-laws was good; I watched what I ate, so my diabetes didn't give me any trouble. Cold day, but clear.
The following day we visited my mom; my brother and his wife were out there also.
The weather was also good that day, which is good since my mom lives an hour away from Salt Lake. We have to swing around the Great Salt Lake to and from, so I got a couple of photos on the way back.

Picture 1: the Oquirrh Mountains (Salt Lake is on the other side of them)
Picture2: another view of the Oquirrh Mountains, reflected in a bit of the lake



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Today's weather was a whole different story. Got over a foot last night, and the streets were nasty when I went to physical therapy.

Picture 1: Looking west from my driveway (those mountains in the back are the Oquirrh Mountains seen from this side)
Picture 2: my front yard
Picture 3: getting to my vehicle.  The snow was actually high enough to block the door; I had to brush snow away to open it.




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Everyone's excited about Wikileak; personally I think it might be a good thing to air out some dirty laundry and stir the pot.

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         "Promises in the Dark" by Pat Benatar
         "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
         "2000 Light Years From Home" by The Rolling Stones
         "Poison" by Alice Cooper
         "Tube Steak Boogie" by ZZ Top
         "My Mirage" by Iron Butterfly
         "Sugar Town" by Nancy Sinatra
         "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits
         "Come As You Are" by Mindy Abair
         "I Think I Love You Too Much" by Jeff Healey

Who could forget Dire Straits?




For when you are in the mood for some light jazz.




The late Jeff Healey (you may remember him from the movie Roadhouse); cancer took his sight at eight months old, and ended his life when he was only 42. Great blues guitarist.

7 comments:

minimedic said...

Nice pictures.

I wuv snow. I also love the fact that I now have a four-wheel drive vehicle with seat warmers. =D

meleah rebeccah said...

Im glad the weather was good for your Thanksgiving Holiday, and that your diabetes stayed under control.

I can't believe you woke up to a foot of snow like that! WOWZAH.

Oh, and I love ANY song by The Rolling Stones!!

James Higham said...

Hard to know what's snow and what's salt.

BobG said...

Minimedic: I like snow better on post cards ;) My wife and I both drive 4-wheel drives, it's easier that way in winter.

Meleah: I couldn't believe it either, until I had to slog through it.

James: no salt in any pictures, it's all snow.

terri said...

Those mountains are absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful!

Glad you had a good holiday with the family.

DirtCrashr said...

The Sultans of Swing are indellibly etched with a mental time-stamp and signature...
All we get at this altitude is cold.

MauserMedic said...

Beautiful shots of the mountains; what's best about them is the complete clarity of the air. There's mountains all around Kabul, but you can see only a hazy outline of them most of the time due to all the air pollution. Every time I see photos of the States like yours may appreciation of home is increased. I'd pay money to be able to breathe the air where you shot those photos:)