There is a Point To This Wordy Blog Post

Reflective Walk

"… 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 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.

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!

I love sky reflections in the water! Yours are beautiful.

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.)

The mountains are always wonderful, but the reflected clouds and ripples do make the photos even more interesting!

Interesting quote. My answer to the question: It means God loves us.

So very pretty, and peaceful.

Oh, those reflective photos are gorgeous!

I AM SO READY FOR FALL. Bring it on!

It is wonderful seeing the sky like that.

Beautiful pictures Margene! Thank-you!

So beautiful!

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.

Beautiful shots.

And thank you again for picking my name out of the random number generator.

You always have such beautiful pictures!

Gorgeous photos! And congrats to the winners. :)

There's something about water and rocks. I can't not-throw them either. Why can't you walk after it snows?

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!

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!

So gorgeous! I'm glad you two had this lovely day together. xo

The comments to this entry are closed.