April 9: Th elusive artist, doing her best Hannibal Smith impersonation (you think I'm kidding). She loves it when a plan comes together.
And then I forgot all about it.
Purely by happenstance, I went outside and shot this exotic flower. Any guesses as to what it is?
April 11: It's been raining around here for days, but the only rainbow I was able to catch this week was on the kitchen table, the day before Easter.
This is Bella, she's my mother-in-law's dog. Bella is a very sweet puppy. She never barks, I have never heard her growl.
This past weekend Bella came to stay with us for a few days. At her house, Bella rarely sees kids and really can't see much of the world. But from our kitchen, on the second floor, Bella could see much of our neighborhood -- including every neighbor who took their own dog for a walk.
I can now testify that Bella barks AND growls. She spent a good part of the four days she was with us, standing vigil at the kitchen sliding door. Barking. And growling.
In this shot, even though it's dark and the blinds are closed, she wouldn't leave her post. We felt very safe.
Do you see renewal? Promise? Life?
I see pollen.
In Utah, in the fourth grade, you study state history. That includes learning about the Bingham Canyon Mine -- the biggest open pit mine in the world. My son made this trip this week. It takes an hour and a half to get there. The mine is 2.75 miles across and three quarters of a mile deep. You can see it from anywhere in the valley. It's so big it can be seen from outer space. You can see it from almost everywhere.
Except on a field trip.
They didn't get to see the mine!
But they did each get one of these cute stress relieving orange cones.
No, I don't know what it has to do with the biggest open pit mine in the world either.
I work by myself a lot. So for about ten hours a day, these little buds are attached to my ears, filling my mind, keeping me sane. Sometimes I'm surprised to find that I don't have them in.
By the way, do you have any idea how hard it is to take a picture of your ear as you drive down the road? I took about fifty, about ten of which actually got my ear in the shot.