It’s been way too long. I had a chance to be on the Salt Lake Temple Square this evening. Had a couple of minutes and my camera so I snapped a few photos. It wasn’t the best conditions for photos – just an ugly gray sky and lots of wind, but that’s alright this is fun. My niece did a piano concert in the Assembly Hall. She’s amazing. Anyway the shots I’m sharing here are the two pianos used in the concert, looking through the window into the Tabernacle while someone practices the organ and the only healthy looking blossom on a bush I walked past.
I’ve been taking pictures of the wild flowers around the cabin for years. Last year I saw one that I hadn’t seen before but before I had a chance to check it out it had disappeared. This year we were up a at the cabin a little earlier than usual (the end of July) and there were Sego Lilies everywhere. So I grabbed a ton of pictures. These were in and around our favorite huckleberry picking spot. The variation in color from one flower to the next we pretty interesting and the colors on the pedals seemed to be painted on. Enjoy. By the way the Sego Lily or Calochortus nuttallii is the Utah State flower and is native to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico. I feel really smart now.
I went to Island Park last week end to help roof the cabin. I had a chance to take a few pics. I’ll have to admit that I made an error in shooting. I had my ISO set real high trying to shot the moose in low light conditions a couple of weeks ago. Well I didn’t remember to look so all of these were shot at that same ISO which means that there not as good as they could be.
There was an unbelievable amount of pollen blowing out of the pine trees and it was everywhere. Something interesting happened in one of the pictures below you’ll see what looks like a heart shaped crystal with a little spot of pollen in it. I don’t know how that happens, but it sure makes for a great photo. I’ve also pictured the pine pollen, you can see it covering all of the spider webs.
I’ve also included forget me nots and a pretty yellow flower my wife really likes. Enjoy!
As I mentioned in an earlier post. When we opened the cabin this year the grass and flowers were just starting to grow and bloom. Everyday there were new flowers. Here are a few. Enjoy.
I was in Boise this week end to celebrate a birthday and while I was there I stopped to check in with my mom. Her yard is always spectacular. So with Camera in tow I grabbed all kinds of photos of the flowers in the yard. I was already to late for some of them, but obviously just the right time for these. Hope you like them as much as I did.
It’s been a while since I posted mostly because I got busy doing other things. Now that Spring has sprung in my yard I just had to get out and take a couple of shots. The weather was beautiful over the week end so I couldn’t help it. Here you go these were all taken with my 100mm macro lens. I was out with the grand kids exploring and it was a little windy so not the best for great shots. Pine cones aren’t really spring, but what the heck. The plum tree is wall to wall blooms which is awesome.
Part two of this years wild flowers from Island Park. Everything from fungus to berries – I’m not sure what was different this year but considering calendar time wise we were at the cabin almost exactly this time last year things were different somehow. The mushroom and berries and flowers were not the same or maybe I was just looking for things with a little different eyes. These again were all taken with my 100 mm macro lens.
Part one of this years family trip to Island Park is a few wildflowers. I used my 100mm macro lens and shot a variety of flowers and of course huckleberries. I think the huckleberry is one of my favorite pictures. There were a number of leave framing the berry and they were closer to the camera so they are way out of focus and lend a kind on misty effect around the berry. It was real rainy this year so we didn’t get much picking done this year, but we really enjoyed what we did. I also like the Indian Paint Brush painting the under side of the leaf above.
I have a flowering plum tree in my front yard. It blooms early every year which is why I have it. Sunday the grand-kids came over and noticed that birds where picking the blooms of the my tree! Unbelievable. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of such a thing. We’ll I grabbed the camera and took a few pictures of this years blooms before they all disappear. I wondered why I had so many blooms laying around on the ground.