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I took this picture while on a trip to find garnets in Utah. I loved how serene this pictures looks. It makes me just want to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. Away from the demands of daily life. To remember that there is more to life that bills, work, and stress.  
08/19/2008
I think most of us have seen pine cones. These pretrified cones found at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are amazing. I can not imagine how big the trees would have been to have cones like these. The Museum can be found downtown at the National Mall. There is something for ever...
08/15/2008
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If you are planning a trip to Washington D C make sure you stop in the US Botanic Garden at the Nation Mall. The flowers and plants are incredible. Saturday August 16th is One Planet Ours Family Day from 10:00 am -4:30 pm. There will be cooking demonstrations, tours, and activities.  The US Botan...
08/15/2008
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I had the opportunity to get a picture of Starvation Reservoir near Duchesne, Utah. It got it,s name because a rancher tried to raise cattle in this area and they all starved. In 1970 the reservoir was built and now there is more irrigation water to that area. If you enjoy fishing for wall eye an...
08/14/2008
    Red Cloud Loop Area North of Vernal Utah     We recently went four wheeling up at Red Cloud Loop. It is 14 miles from Vernal Utah. If you enjoy camping, hiking, snowmobiling, petroglyphs, horseback riding, picnicking, caving, boating, and of course wildlife this is a place to check out! If yo...
07/20/2008
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My daughter has some beautiful roses in her yard. I really enjoyed them, and thought others would like to see how pretty they are. It is wonderful just to be able enjoy the beauty of nature. Nature can brighten our days, and give a boost when we need it. Hope these brighten your day!             ...
07/20/2008
 Red fleet Reservoir was named after the Navajo sandstone buttes nearby. The three formations look like a red fleet of ships. This area has great scenery, dinosaur tracks, fishing, boating, camping, or stop in and have a picnic. They found more than 200 bipedal tracks on the reservoir shoreline. ...
07/18/2008
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I am not a meat pie lover, but I like this one and it is easy. Monday Meat Pie by Patty Smith 1lb Hamburger 3T instant minced onion 1t salt 1/4 t pepper 3 drops tabasco 1lb pkg frozen mixed vegetables (I like the peas and carrots) 1 1/2c tomato or V-8 juice 1/4c flour 1/2c ketchup   Cook hamburge...
07/18/2008
If you are looking for fun things to do in July head to Idaho Falls, Idaho. Each Tuesday at 7pm enjoy an  EIRMC Snake River Concert at the Memorial Drive Stage at 7 pm. Reckless Kelly and Muzzie Braun will be presented at the Colonial Theater at 8 pm. The 4th of July is full of activities. The Fo...
06/21/2008
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I recently did a blog on a shoe tree I saw between LaVerkin and Toquerville Utah. I wondered why there were shoes all over in the tree. Hope that someone will have some information on it. Rich Dansereau added an interesting comment about bottle trees down south and the folK lore behind them (also...
06/21/2008
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