Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Resilient Life by Kat Elton

A friend of mine that I met at the VA Hospital and who also works there wrote a book.  She is a sensational person and I thought that I would share that on my blog.  The book is about her battle with rheumatoid arthritis and her desire to help others.  The book is available on her website.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Close family at Frankie's funeral in Castle Dale

This was taken at Frankie's funeral in Castle Dale.  Family members in this picture are my older sister Wilma, Me, oldest grandson Samuel, son Eric and younger brother Bill. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mother Feeding Babies

This bird was feeding it's babies which were nested in a hollowed out tree.  This tree had several nests in it.  The mother would leave and come back in two to three minutes with some food for the babies.  The mother was timid at first but she warmed up quickly so I could take this video.  I could hear the babies inside the tree chirping.  I love it. 

Pig Rock?

This rock art formation is in Nevada north of Elko.  Certainly looks like a pig rock but there are other markings as well.  The one that stands out to me is the arrow or A on the chest pointing upward. 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Price River and Beckwith Peak in Utah

My favorite old picture.  These trees and this cabin are no longer there.  The river washed them downstream shortly after I took this picture in 1977.  The dirt here is just silt and the river gets some very big floods occasionally. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Reflection of Old Cabin on Price River in 1977

Well framed reflection of old cabin on the Price River at Woodside in Emery County.  This cabin and tree are no longer there as they were taken shortly after this picture was taken in 1977.  The river has since changed course even more and has moved I would say at least a quarter mile to the south.  Without this picture one would never know there used to be a cabin and tree on the river at this location.  Please notice the beach or shore also in the picture.  The beaches are no longer on the river.  Willows grow right up to the water's edge seemingly the whole length of the Price River in this area.  I have also noticed that on the San Rafael River. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Looks like a gateway entrance.

In the distance about twenty miles away is a long bluff or mountain. These two bluffs on the right and left seem to not only frame the distant mountain but also provide a gateway. If you look closely at the right and left bluffs you may be able to see profiles of faces. They are there but are hard to see on this reduced image. This not only makes a good landscape photo but is also a good rock art formation.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sternface Crop

This is a cropped image of a picture I took of a rock formation that I call Sternface. This is the crop that the previous sketch was made from. This stoneface in the Uinta Mountains of Utah may be a carving or representation of God to the Native Americans. The Native American words for God are Towats and Shinob. Towats being Father in Heaven and Shinob being the Savior.

Sternface Sketch

Here is a sketch of Sernface. We have named him Sternface because he looks kind of mean or stern. This is actually a rock formation in Utah in the Uinta Mountains and is known as stoneface on USGS topo maps. I will post a regular photo of this sketch so you can get a better picture or idea of what he actually looks like. Sternface is the most popular of almost 100 pictures that I have posted on redbubble.

Monday, March 29, 2010

I dare you to do things

From page 13 of I Dare You. William H. Danforth quoting Colonel E. L. Daley.

"No longer will you step aside to let crusaders by. Others shall step aside for you because you are now a crusader. You have the ability to do things. You know where you are going. The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Dare You to Adventure

From the chapter in I Dare You by William H. Danforth, named "I dare you to adventure" are the following quotes.

"But remember, courage is not the absence of fear, it is the conquest of it. Not until you dare to attack will you master your fears." (p. 10)

"I have found opportunities do not come to those who wait. they are captured by those who attack" (p. 11)

Friday, March 26, 2010

I Dare You!

I just turned 62 years old on March 20, and celebrated, besides having cake and ice cream with family, by reading I Dare You by William H. Danforth. I had read it before but it was about 40 years ago when I was in high school or college. It was inspiring to read it again and I am sharing some quotes from the book. Here is one I like from page 7 and again on page 20 of the book.

"Our most valuable possessions are those which can be shared without lessening. those which, when shared, multiply. Out least valuable possessions are those which, when divided, are diminished."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Raccoon's back foot.

This is the back foot of the raccoon. Very interesting. The raccoon was reaching outside of the trap with it's front paws a good five inches. It was reaching past what would be its "elbow". It shredded the cover over the trap. It also went through about 3/4 inch wood to make a big enough hole to go into an attic. Last year raccoons made a much larger hole. It was a good foot and half long and about a half a foot wide.

Barking Raccoon

I took this video of a raccoon we trapped overnight on St. Patricks day. We have been trying for about a week to catch it. Raccoons keep getting into my neighbors attic so we had another friend who has trapped raccoons before set his trap. We caught a couple of cats earlier and finally caught a raccoon.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Old cabin on Price River near Beckwith Peak

This is a black and white picture that I took at Woodside, Utah back about 1977. This cabin and tree are no longer there as the river took them both soon after this picture was taken. I believe it was within two years. The river has since moved I would guess about 1/4 mile south. There seems to be at least a couple of good floods a year that can change the course of the Price River. Beckwith Peak is in the background. Notice the beach in the foreground. Beaches are not as common as they used to be on the Price River in Utah. In fact they are practically non-existent. I believe this has happened on other rivers as well.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. Michael Lewis and this book were featured on 60 minutes on March 14, 2010, yesterday. Just click on logo to the right to purchase.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Endless Products

I have added endless products to my blog. Just click on the logo to the right and go to

Fat Jay Leno

I relisted the 8x10 of fat Jay Leno. I brought the price down a couple of dollars also. Here is a link