September 25, 2013
"… I think it is very very dangerous for our future generations, those of us who believe that the world is not only necessary to us in its pristine state, but it is in itself an act of some kind of spiritual thing. I said once, and I think this is true, the world did not have to be beautiful to work. But it is. What does that mean?" - Mary Oliver, in an NPR interview
Saturday the southern wind warmed the day and cleaned the air. The blue skies and mountains beckoned, which meant a quick drive up the canyon for late afternoon a walk around our favorite lake. We're hoping for a long fall, but snow could come at any time and we never know when our last chance for a walk will be.
The sun was at the wrong angle for pictures of the mountains, but it was the perfect angle to create sky reflections in the water.
Children were playing on the rock outcropping where I usually take pictures of Mt. Millicent and, while they consented not to toss rocks into the water, when I took my picture, they just could not stop. The ripples made the picture all the more interesting, in any case.
With Smith's crazy work schedule it was relaxing for us both to take time to walk, talk, and reflect, while at the same time, looking forward to calmer days ahead.
Last week I had the honor of reviewing two lovely knitting books and giving away copies to two of my blog readers. I used random.org to pick the numbers and, without further adieu, the winners are (drum roll please)...Grace Y. and Sprite! Congratulations to you both!
those clouds are amazing! we are so blessed to live in a world where nature is beautiful.
Posted by: Mary | September 25, 2013 at 04:08 AM
I love when you post photos of your mountains even if it does make me miss being there with you. I hope you get a nice long fall!
Posted by: Carole | September 25, 2013 at 04:53 AM
I love sky reflections in the water! Yours are beautiful.
Posted by: Manise | September 25, 2013 at 05:37 AM
The reflections are lovely! I like the ripples . . . kind of like an impressionist painting effect. (Wishing I was hiking around the lake with you. Such wonderful memories.)
Posted by: Kym | September 25, 2013 at 05:38 AM
The mountains are always wonderful, but the reflected clouds and ripples do make the photos even more interesting!
Posted by: bonny | September 25, 2013 at 05:38 AM
Interesting quote. My answer to the question: It means God loves us.
Posted by: Anne Marie | September 25, 2013 at 05:40 AM
So very pretty, and peaceful.
Posted by: CindyCindy | September 25, 2013 at 05:41 AM
Oh, those reflective photos are gorgeous!
Posted by: Vicki | September 25, 2013 at 06:30 AM
I AM SO READY FOR FALL. Bring it on!
Posted by: Anne | September 25, 2013 at 06:38 AM
It is wonderful seeing the sky like that.
Posted by: Laurie | September 25, 2013 at 06:41 AM
Beautiful pictures Margene! Thank-you!
Posted by: Patty | September 25, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Posted by: Cookie | September 25, 2013 at 08:33 AM
The quote speaks volumes. Adding to yesterday's book list, The Worst Hard Time. I am a come-lately to this book which has been out for several years, but its story of the Dust Bowl is a profound testiment to what happens when we do not respect nature.
Posted by: Jo | September 25, 2013 at 08:57 AM
And thank you again for picking my name out of the random number generator.
Posted by: sprite | September 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM
You always have such beautiful pictures!
Posted by: Marilyn | September 25, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Gorgeous photos! And congrats to the winners. :)
Posted by: Chris | September 25, 2013 at 09:36 PM
There's something about water and rocks. I can't not-throw them either. Why can't you walk after it snows?
Posted by: pacalaga | September 26, 2013 at 06:45 PM
I'll need to get directions from you. The last time we were in SLC we enjoyed breakfast at Silver Fork Lodge. Silver Lake needs to be our next SLC outing. Beautiful!
Posted by: jill | September 28, 2013 at 09:40 AM
That is very pretty! You'd think after that long, insanely hot summer we'd be treated to a nice long fall, but looks like we're in for winter already!
Posted by: Heather N | September 29, 2013 at 09:44 AM
So gorgeous! I'm glad you two had this lovely day together. xo
Posted by: Sarah | October 01, 2013 at 11:27 PM