Thursday, June 30, 2011

Weekly Kodachrome - Leading the Way

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Last week my friend, John, took me to see Crystal Geyser in hopes that it would erupt. Unfortunately, it merely bubbled and churned – having no set schedule as to when it would discharge in its ostentatious majesty.

But we waited anyway.

As John, my new friend, Melinda, and two of John’s kids explored the travertine-deposited spillways from the geyser leading down to the Green River, the last rays of the scorching sun melted away behind the eastern mountains. The sunlight coated the landscape with its unearthly glimmer, and the yellow and orange layers of travertine glowed like a pumpkin on Halloween night. And as John’s son and I walked the watery-coated surfaces, I noticed how our shadows contrasted so deeply with that of the the iron carbonate. It was then that I took the lens cap off my camera, and snapped the Kodachrome of the Week.

Adventures & Misadventures of Daily Living

Did you take a photo in the past seven days that made you smile? Please feel free to include a link to the image in the comments section if you did.

Crystal Geyser in a nutshell: Back in 1935, a group was drilling to locate oil and accidentally discovered – and unleashed – a pocket of water and gasses from underneath the earth’s surface; the gasses have been escaping ever since and pushing up massive amounts of cold water from the ground, sometimes shooting water as high as 100 feet in the air. Yes, the area has a sulphuric odor about it, but in the right light, and at the right time - with a crosswind - it is nothing short of magnificent.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Media of the Week - The Beating of My Heart

Pin It There comes a time in each and every one of our lives when we find ourselves eating our words.

For me, that day is today.

I’m sure you remember – a year or two ago – when I talked about chick flicks. Heck, I even went on to write a post about them over at Four Perspectives, talking about…let me see, how did I put it? Well, I think I told some of my friends that I’d rather gargle shards of broken glass - or something along those lines.

Well, today is the day I find myself taking back everything I ever said about chick flicks. You see, today is the day I was at the theatre and saw the trailer for The Beating of My Heart.

I have tried several times to put into words how I felt watching this at the theatre today, but to be honest…words just can’t do it justice. I nearly broke into tears at time code :38 when one of my favorite songs in the world came on, too.

With this I share with you today’s Media of the Week…a bit more serious than some of the past. I hope it touches you as much as it touched me.

Oh, and just so you know...I posted today over at Four Perspectives.

P.S. You probably realize that the poster and movie title both are fakes, btw. But I can't wait to see this movie...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Media of the Week - The Power of Words

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Enjoy your day, I'm sure it is a beautiful one; the funny thing is that sometimes it's all in the way we choose to look at it.

I'll see you in a few days, back when I'm in a world where the Internet is again an option. I just know that this trip will not be another one of these.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Makes Me Smile #6 - Maple Bars

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I went to the bakery at Lin's grocery store - the one that makes those fabulous maple bars. The thing is, I only get these delights a few times a year when I'm in the area, so I always make the most of them. Since it was kind of late this particular day I figured that all of the maple bars would be gone - after all - they were the donut usually absent from the shining glass cases before any other pastry.

I approached the bakery section with trepidation, and saw row upon row of cinnamon twists, bear claws, raspberry-filled, and old-fashioned, but notably absent were the maple bars. I consigned myself to being donutless for the day as I knelt down and looked in the back of shelf two. And there, behind the row of chocolate glazed were two maple bars staring back at me in all of their deliciousness.

I quickly bagged these golden gems, paid for them at the register, and left Lin's with a spring in my step and a grin on my face. Two maple for me, and one for my dear friend, Michelle.

Maple bars make me smile.

BTW, I did post over at Four Perspectives today...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Photoshoot - Where the Wild Things Are

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…he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year
to where the wild things are.

And he came to the place where the wild things are

they roared their terrible roars

and gnashed their terrible teeth

and rolled their terrible eyes

and showed their terrible claws

Till Max said “BE STILL!” and tamed them with the magic trick of staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once and they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all.

And made him king of all wild things.

“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”

And Max the king of all wild things was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.

Then all around from far away across the world he smelled good things to eat
So he gave up being king of where the wild things are.

But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!”
And Max said, “No!”

The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye.

and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the the night to his very own room

where he found his supper waiting for him

and it was still hot.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

King of the Wild Things

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The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind or another...

You can see the rest of the session here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekly Kodachrome - Wild Thing

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When my friend, Ashlee, allowed me to take a shoot of her son two days ago, I couldn't resist breaking out of my usual photography style and taking on a theme you just might recognize.

I hope you come back to see the rest on Monday.

Adventures & Misadventures of Daily Living

Did you take a photo in the past seven days that made you smile? Please feel free to include a link to the image in the comments section if you did.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Photoshoot – Superheroes & Imagination

Pin It Little boys.

Dirty faces.

Muddy Hands.



The power of their dreams allow them to stretch the boundaries of this fragile existence known as life – and see things as they can be.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Got the Bird Today

Pin It A Gray Flycatcher, to be exact.

You see my friend, Rich, found this little fellow abandoned inside the local Home Depot. Being too young to survive on his own, Rich brought him home and fed him for two days on meals of earthworm and a wild birdseed mash.

Since nobody is able to continually care for this little guy (who needs to be fed about every two hours) until he is old enough to fly, I volunteered for the task of driving him to the Southwest Wildlife Foundation up in Cedar City.

I won’t lie when I say that a part of me wanted to keep him, to raise him like a pet; maybe something like Christian, the lion. One day, we’d be separated and then – years later – be brought back together in a tear-filled reunion.

I imagined walking out the door on school mornings, and Night Terror would fly from my shoulder to the skies on buoyant winds, as I would drive the distance to work. He would race my car the three-mile distance and probably beat me every day.

I could almost envision the thrill of my fifth graders at our class pet – a wild bird that would fly down and land on their teacher’s shoulder during recesses and then launch itself again into the air when it was time for class to begin.

Then I changed my mind…I wouldn’t want to bring that many changes of shirts to work with me each day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Vacation - Days 1-3 in a Nutshell

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The plane ride over was terribly long, but it was well worth it in the end. Since I only have a few minutes of time with wireless connection here, I thought I'd just give a few highlights of the trip thus far:

Day 1: Lunch at Mitchell's - it was fabulous.

We journeyed to the village outskirts, and I snapped a few photos:

My room for the first few nights:

The view:

More village days 2-3:

Lunch at the edge of the ocean at restaurants amid cobbled streets:

The castle tour:

Now, you're probably wondering...just how and why in the world did I decide to go to England. Well, I didn't. I'm not in England. I just found these images from various sites via the information superhighway. 

England is where I'd love to be.

It's always been my dream to visit.

I probably never will, though.

At the current moment, I'm in my Hyundai Santa Fe driving to Southern Utah, but don't worry, I won't experience anything like this:

I'll be checking in from time to time - I promise, Dad.

BTW, I am posting over at Four Perspectives today.
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