Sunday, May 24, 2009

I have been remiss in my posting

Been a couple of weeks since I posted last; that's what happens when you're busy and your muse has left town.
We're finally into real spring here in Salt Lake Valley; no more frost or snow from now on. And I've finally been able to plant the garden.

Got several tomatoes planted.

The Egyptian onions are doing well; each of these tops grows into a bulb; if you plant it, another plant grows, so every time you pull one, you plant another.

A small section of my herb garden; here showing are curled parsley, cilantro, chives, thyme, and oregano.

My miniature roses are also doing well. These are an inch in diameter.


Friday we spent most of the day at the zoo. A couple of large examples will suffice.


Saturday was spent in northeastern Utah and the southwestern corner of Wyoming. We took a trip up into the north side of the Uintah Mountains until we got near the top, where it was still blocked with 4' high drifts.
Down lower there is a lot of drifts and runoff, and the spring flowers are coming up.


After coming down out of the Uintahs, we stopped in Evanston, Wyoming, where they were having a large gathering of bikers; they had part of the main street closed for the event.

A picture looking to the west from the middle of the street.

A picture looking to the east from the middle of the street.

I thought this paint job was interesting.

No explanation needed for this one.


Today we went to the Sundance area for a while, then up the south side of the Uintahs until we hit deep drifts in the road.

A shot of the mountains above Sundance.

The Provo River in the Uintahs.

Lower falls of the Provo River.


I few old tunes, a few older ones...

"Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto
"Wild Summer Nights" by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band
"Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol
"If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot
"On the Sunny Side of the Street" by Diana Krall
"Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
"Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey
"Lawyers, Guns and Money" by Warren Zevon
"Highwayman" by Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson/Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson
"Close My Eyes Forever" by Lita Ford and Ozzie Osbourne

The song by the Highwaymen has always been one of my favorites; sadly only two of the four are still around, and they aren't getting any younger.

The last song in the playlist is a favorite of mine from a few years ago, many people probably don't really remember it, other than maybe my friend Gregor.


AlanDP said...

That's a set of varied but very cool photos. Thanks.

the pistolero said...

I remember the Lita Ford-Ozzy duet, though I was barely a teenager when it came out. The Lightfoot, Redding and Highwayman songs are favorites as well.

MauserMedic said...

Good looking garden there....I'm trying to start one for the first time by using raised beds in the back yard. Then comes self-instruction in canning, if everything works out.

James Higham said...

Remiss maybe but a good post when it came.

GUYK said...

garden looking good.

meleah rebeccah said...

Hoooooooooray for spring! And I love me some Lita ford!

terri said...

The garden is looking great! I love your miniature roses. Wish I could grow them, but I just don't have a very green thumb.

gregor said...

the garden's looking great. isn't it a treat to have fresh herbs?
nice looking country, too. I wish Jersey was rugged like that.

Thud said...

Great pics,reminds me of just how Utah can be.Summer got off to a decent start here (by our standards) and everything is just flying up so a good garden looks a possibility this year...lots of fruit tooo I hope.