Friday, December 12, 2014


It has been such a long long time since I have updated and posted on my blog, there is so much to write about and so many wonderful pictures that my story book is overflowing! Since beginning my blog in 2007 I have had the privilege of meeting amazing people that have touched my life in so many ways they will never understand. Pictures and a year of updates to come very soon! Hopefully when I get back to the office on Monday and my day has slowed down I can do some catching up. Christmas around the corner....and my halls are so decked...I can't wait to share! See you REAL SOON! hugs to you all...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Already end of January?

Where has the time gone?  I know why I don’t blog.  I did a whole new post and added 5 new pictures and BAM! it never downloaded!  Probably because I didn’t use windows live writer.  Hopefully this will download this time!  NOT USING blogger post load!  Do you love my header picture?  I took this photo this week with my nifty new lens.  It zooms in on stuff far away.  Cool huh!  Oh the sky was just beautiful.  The air was crisp it was 44 degrees and where else can you see such amazing colors all at one time?  The Southern Utah RED CLIFFS and Pine Valley mountains in the backgroundjan misc 084 ahhhhh so pretty.  See the little word DIXIE on the








hillside on the left.  (the header picture) This southern town is referred to as DIXIE.  We also have a college that just earned university status, Dixie State College, soon to be Dixie State University.  Saint George Utah is  coming up in the world!

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It looks like I cut this photo in half but I actually did this on purpose because I loved the color contrast of the sky and this bush in my back yard.


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There is nothing like a beautiful rainbow!  This was a double but the double was not so bright for the camera to pick it up.






jan misc 060 Last but not least, the sunset just a few minutes after I shot the rainbow.  Going from my back yard to the front yard.  Straight out of the lens folks.  I don’t know how to edit or change my pictures so this is exactly what I saw too! 

Have a wonderful weekend!  Hope to be back soon!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Enjoy, we all need a little bit of this at such a busy time of year!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Yesterday I took a walk over at the park.  I decided it would be better to walk during lunch than it would be to go and eat something unhealthy.  Not that I am much of a health nut because I am not.  But I am always up for a little serenity in my life.  The park does it to me.  A place called “The Garden” is always kept so pristine.misc Nov 2013 121







Colors were vivid in the garden.

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I was the only one there.




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I found a beautifully carved metal box at the entrance of the park which held information about the park and the different vegetation.





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Then I found serenity

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and I stopped to reflect on what I have to be thankful for

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Only a few hundred feet from the park along the walkway it opened up into the local cemetery.  The colors were even more vibrant.  I walked along the path and saw many names that meant nothing to me but had a lot of meaning for someone else.  It took my breath away and I knew that in a few more weeks this same place will be adorned with colors of Christmas.  I will want to come back.

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As I was leaving the sun broke through the clouds for just an instant and I took a deep breath.

The day was unusually warm.  The sky was dark and very cloudy and on my way home I  was chasing the storm. 

As soon as I walked in the door, the love of my life greeted me with a big hug and smile and asked how my day had gone.  It just can’t get any better than that.  No matter what storm I was chasing…or what my day had been like, I knew I had come home to serenity.

My strong sweetheart is healing.  Not as quickly as he would like, but he is healing.

I am grateful for his calm serenity.  All the storms he has faced and trials he has gone through; he is such an inspiration to me.  He is a man of honor, integrity and courage.

He is my serenity

Bob Marine Veteran

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