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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Last day before the cool air of Autumn kisses our cheeks.

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. 
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
-  Nathaniel Hawthorne

Maybe you have noticed my new header photo. That was taken last weekend on a last minute afternoon drive into the mountains. We have had a wonderfully wet season this year and thus the colors are excessively brilliant. 

Boredom and anticipation of my impeding calls from employers were getting the best of me. I was feeling a bit stir-crazy. I enlisted my daughter and her boyfriend to take a drive with me to Sundance resort. Home of the Academy Award winning actor- Robert Redford. It is also home to much of the Sundance film festival held each year although it has grown to such a grand affair as to spread into larger areas.

"In 1969 it started with an idea and $500; this is the place, the place where it all started. - Robert Redford.

It was a sight to behold. 

The mountains were ablaze with colors. The air, although still warm for October was fresh and fragrant. 

I can not help but think it was this time of year which Redford, gazing upon the mountainside came up with the name for his resort which was built the year I was born. The sun does dance upon the mountainside.

If you look at this last photo, see the area of light brown dirt? The house just above that is Redford's house. 

And a little closer to home 

This is a long week. Much waiting and anticipation. Still pouring over job boards and applications. 

I took a long walk to stretch my limbs and breathe in the fresh air one last time. We are supposed to get the storms tomorrow.

I managed to snap a few shots of the mountain looming over the town. But wouldn't you know, as the grey clouds began to move in over the sunset I ran my battery dry. I missed a few shots of the rain clouds falling neatly into the lake. A few of the sunset shining toward the eastern mountain enhancing the colored leaves of the trees on its face.

But managed to get some really nice shots and return home before a sprinkling of autumn rain.


  1. It's really beautiful. Where is it that you live?

    good luck with the jobs. they sure stretch out the process.


  2. Thank you for the visit Kim. It is beautiful. Utah is where I live. Still crossing my fingers on the job. Stretch it out and make me crazy :)

  3. A gorgeous time of year, yes. It helps everything to get out in the air and in nature, if we can.

    The pictures are beautiful!

  4. Thank you BLW- These pictures do not even begin to show the true beauty. It was truly head clearing. And now we are in rain.

  5. I was just trying to kill some time and stumbled on your site. Your pictures brought tears to my eyes. We moved from Provo a year ago and I cannot tell you how much those pictures touched my heart. Thank you.

  6. Thank you for the comment. It is a beautiful place to live for sure. Maybe you can visit it again. Come back again

  7. Holy hell these are gorgeous. This is Chris Blake by the way. Couldn't figure out how to authenticate. I'm old and tired, so that's my excuse.

  8. Hey Chris! thanks for the visit. Yes it is beautiful here this time of year. Little chillier than LA. I suppose I should look into the sign in on this blog. You are not the first to have issues with that


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