Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Water ...

... Wednesday from Alaska

- Picture taken on the Kenai Peninsula. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Little Michaels's turn ...

... to do chores for a Toy Story 3 toy -

- First chore was to eat breakfast. The young lad wasn't too hungry, and he left some uneaten.

- Moving dirt with a rake

- stacking brinks

- filling the yard debris bin. He and I filled it so we could just get the lid shut

- He found a past father's day gift he gave me . He put his hand over his younger hand and said, "it doesn't fit."

- He picked the same toy as Landon, and he wants to play Toy Story 3 with him. He took a yellow rose bud from the yard home to his mom. He and I had a blast. Also, I was asked over a hundred time, "What time is it?" I have a buddy in Michael.

Ruby Tuesday ...

... From Salem, Oregon

- This picture was taken out at Olsen Farms after we picked strawberries. Enjoy!

If you what to view other Ruby Tuesday pictures click here.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunset ...

... at the Portland, Oregon Temple -

- Here is a picture of the Portland Temple at sunset. The colors of the picture are natural with no help from Photoshop. Enjoy!

Monochrome ...

... Monday -

- Enjoy the different view?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mellow Yellow ...

... Sunday from Rexburg, ID -

- Yes, there is yellow on the train cars. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sandi's Run...

... A 5K in Salem at Minto Brown Park

- Sandi's Run was a first for Salem, and there are plans to for it to be an annual event. There were some logistic problems, and I will volunteer next year to help mark the route. We were told to stay left and there were a couple of spots we should have stayed right. All in all, I ran 2.49 miles in 36.08 minutes. I was on a pace that would have beat my Utah time by three minutes. I will use my extrapolated time of 44.91 as my time to beat on my next race. :)

Martha is cheering me on, and she is a distant cousin. We both are decendants Lorenzo Dow Young in our lines (our blood). She comes through his first wife and I from his fifth wife. Maybe a distant cousin, but a cousin is a cousin. :)

There was another cousin that was going to run with us, but she came up with an excuse that we must put in the record books. She pulled her hamstrings picking strawberries. Get will soon Kim! No more picking strawberries for you, or you can take a little chair to sit on.

Question, will the hamstring excuse keep her away from Eclipse? Go Team Edward!

Genealogy ...

... Saturday/Heritage -

- This just isn't another picture of a painting. It is a painting by my great grandmother Sylvia Louise Bentley. I do not know who has this painting, and I hope they take good care of it. Enjoy!

Friday, June 25, 2010

One Fine ...

... Strawberry -

- Click on the picture to enlarge and see the strawberry fuzz. I bet you did not know strawberries had fuzz. Now you do. Enjoy!

Strawberries for ...

... picking at Olsen's Farms and only $1 a pound. -

- Thank you Kim for posting a blog on your strawberry adventure yesterday. This is all we picked, but it will make great things later. Nancy is busy washing and freezing them. Yeah!

Sky Watch ...

... from Utah -

- I posted a picture from this spot two weeks ago. This picture is earlier, and there is still some blue in the sky. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Busy ...

... little bee, making honey for me (or someone) -

- we have a few Spanish Lavender bushes, and the bees love them. I found one holding still for me while I took its picture. I told him that if he did not sting me, I would not kill him. We both won. :) Enjoy!

Betty's Peony's ...

... have given us two more blossoms to enjoy! -

- We are excited about the blossoms because many of our blossoms turned brown early. I am thinking it was the result of having damaged/cut bulbs from dividing the main bush. I expect many blossoms next year. Enjoy!

My lovely ...

... Niece, Jill

I just love this young lady. She is funny and cute. Actually, I would say she is beautiful. Once you get to know her, you will love her too. Jill, thanks for being you! Enjoy!

Thirsty ...

... Thursday -

- I took this photo in November 2003 of the Icicle River in Leavenworth, WA. Yes, this was our every other year Thanksgiving get away with John and Ann. It was the first snow of the season. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Landon asked ...

... asked if he could do chores for a Toy Story 3 toy. -

- The plan was for Laura to drop him off at 10 AM; however, Laird called at 9 AM and invited us over for waffles. I went over, but Nancy was getting ready to go visiting teaching and missed out. Yes, this was a surprise to Laura. :)

- Landon returned with me to do chores.

- His first chore was to put weeds in the yard debris bin after I pulled or dug them. He was doing okay until he saw a bug on the bin. To him bugs are bad.

- His second chore was to stack bricks. He became the supervisor right after seeing bugs and spider webs.

- His third chore was to vacuum our AC/heater air filter in the attic. He was excited to go into the attic, but the vacuum made too much noise for him. He held his hands over his ears while I vacuumed.

- Nancy prepared us lunch. Laird and Lach was dropped off for lunch with a mom's promise to be right back. Right back means after lunch and an hour later. I love you Laura. Stephanie was a big help with the three boys. I love you Stephanie, and thanks for the rescue.

The final chore was for Landon to help me put an air conditioner in our bedroom window. Let me explain, we do have central air and heat rises. So the downstairs is nice and cool while we bake upstairs. Hint for the next AC opportunities is plan for zones in the house.

After the window AC was in, and Landon was very good at handing me each tool I asked for, we were off to Walmart. Landon picked our a $6 Buzz Lightyear. I told him he only earned up to a ten-dollar toy.

I will do the same for my other five-year old grandson. Sarah, let me know if he is up to spending five hours working with his grandfather.

I enjoy ...

... taking pictures of bugs -

- Did you know bugs can be pretty? Enjoy!

I enjoy ...

... taking pictures of flowers, okay weeds too, and to find a bug is a bonus -

- Enjoy!

Water ...

... Wednesday from South Jordan, Utah -

This picture was taken along the walking path, which follows the Jordan River from Draper to the Great Salt Lake. My brother and I were in South Jordan doing a two-mile walk. Enjoy!

Wednesday ...

... Window or Door View - Window from Munich -

- Enjoy this stained window that is used as a backdrop to a guitar made from the Berlin Wall. This guitar and window can be found in the Munich Hard Rock Cafe. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ruby Tuesday ...

... From Salem, Oregon -

- This picture is of a rose in my yard. Enjoy!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monochrome ...

... Monday from South Jordan, Utah -