Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Small talk and pictures

Summer has finally hit. We went from cool temperatures to 99°F (or just over 37°for you of the metric persuasion) in a matter of days. Some of the flora is confused however; the yucca plants in the neighborhood are just barely opening their flowers, which is something they usually do in early June.


Remember the photo of the dove I had at last post? They have a new member of the family now. I caught this picture while mom was away from the nest.


We went for a drive in the mountains Saturday; American Fork Canyon and over to Provo Canyon. We wanted to go there on Memorial Day, but the road was still closed due to snow and washed out roads. What we noticed was that all the streams were roaring white water, and many were trying to overflow the banks.

Picture 1: this is normally a tiny seep next to the road.  It had washed out a section of road and had to be diverted into a culvert under the road.  Instead of a few inches across, it is now about four foot across, and flowing fast.

Picture 2: a lake up at Granite Flats; the people were having good luck pulling out some fair-sized rainbow trout.

Picture 3: typical looking area; there are humongous boulders scattered about in some of the forest areas left over from the Ice Age. 

Picture 4: patch of wild columbine

Picture 5: closeup of columbine


For those who liked the Moab photos, here are a few more.   .

Picture 1: a lone butte from Island in the Sky
Picture 2: a jeep road, looking down from the Sixshooter Viewpoint
Picture 3: looking down from Island in the Sky; if you look close you can see roads all around down there


Still listening to the oldies.

"Dead Man's Curve" by Jan and Dean
"Your Cheatin' Heart" by Hank Williams
"Light My Fire" (long version) by The Doors
"Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream
"Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys
"The House of the Rising Son" by Eric Burdon and the Animals
"Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones
"Summer Nights" by The Marianne Faithful
"She's Not There" by The Zombies
"Beg, Borrow and Steal" by The Ohio Express


Borepatch said...

I hope that T-Bolt doesn't see your music selection ... ;-)

BobG said...

Borepatch: Most of those songs are older than him.

doubletrouble said...

Oy, Bob.

I had Dead Man's Curve on the 45, & I DO remember the girl on the unusually colorful protector was a serious BABE, at least for me in '64. Doors, Cream, B. Boys... crap, all of them, with the exception of BB&S by Ohio Express. I always thought that riff a ripoff of "Louie, Louie". "Lou-L." was a basic in our garage band repertoire.

Oldtimeily yours,

doubletrouble said...

Oh yeah, "New Girl in School" was the flipside...

James Higham said...

The drive to the hills seems magnificent.

Lila said...

I miss AF canyon with a passion. Luckily last year I was able to have a picnic up there with family. Hubby and I have our spot in that canyon as that is where we shared our first kiss. Beautiful pictures!!!

Anonymous said...

"She's Not There". Man, I haven't heard that song in years!

- Hsoi