First off just let me say my photographic skills, such as they are, failed me completely on Sunday. Every picture taken was over exposed as I had set the camera to take some indoor photos and hadn't reset it. Damn, it was such a great day! Maybe Mim and Laurie will have had better luck. Michaele, Mim, Laurie, Gwen , Janise (a new member to our SnB) and I headed up to Silver Fork for breakfast on Sunday. It was Michaele's last weekend in Utah (she's moving back to Colorado) and we had to show her what she'll be missing. It was great to have 5 grrls along who had never been to Silver Lake. It was a pleasure to introduce them to the beauty just a few minutes out of the Salt Lake Valley. The sky was a deeper blue than the water in this photo and not the washed out color you see here.
It was a magical day as if the lake knew we were coming. It just shimmered in the sun and made an exceptional showing of flora and fauna. As we rounded a corner we spotted a moose across the lake and ran to find a spot nearby. It turns out there were 5 moose dining around the lake yesterday but, we only saw...FOUR. Two bull moose were feasting on willows right off the trail and the one we could see best had a small (just starting to grow) rack in full velvet. It was too easy to get up close and we did our best to stay out of their way and watch in safety. Directly across the lake from the large beasts, we saw two calves, surely the two Smith and I spotted a couple of weeks ago.
Later in the day we met up for Sunday Stitch 'n Bitch and then went on together to the Gilgal Garden. This is one of Salt Lake's most unique spots and is known by very few. We wandered throught the sculputres, relaxed in the shade and read about the wonders built by Mr. Child and even took some time to knit. It is a strange and kitchy place.
It was a fabulous day with grrlfriends but I did miss my Smithy.
We will miss you Michaele and wish you the best in your new home. Don't be a stranger!