A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
The unseasonably cold weather across Utah is likely to zap the rest of the November flowers blooming in St. George except for a few hardy winter blooms. A lot more flowers were blooming in late November and early December in St. George last year, but I'm afraid my flower shooting days may be mostly over this year until early to mid-February. We're cold here in St. George, but we're not going to hit one below as they are likely to get in the Salt Lake Valley as a Thanksgiving Day present. If I wanted to be that cold, I'd go back to Laramie WY where subzero goes with the territory. I'll have to figure out something else to take photos of. Actually, in my latest period of insomniac creativity last night, I've decided to do a photo-picture book of St. George UT.
If you paid attention to chapters 1 (don't eat so dang much), chapter 2 (no seconds), chapter 3 (take smaller helpings), you have lost at least two or three pounds. If you ignored these chapters, you are still a blimp.
Now, in a timely fashion, just in time for Thanksgiving, memorize the first three chapters and hang the following sign around your neck on Thanksgiving Day:
DON'T BE A THANKSGIVING GLUTTON. The consequences will be self evident and stay with you for weeks if you ignore Chapter 4.
Yesterday morning I came forth whining that "today is certainly a crummy, cloudy, rainy, awful day." My wife cheerfully responded, "Yes, but all of the days up until today have been beautiful." My wife typically answers my complaints with "It will be all right." How fortunate I am.
The long side of Mt. Timpanogos between Salt Lake City and Provo-Orem UT
For those who travel frequently on I-15 from Salt Lake City to St. George, Nevada, and California frequently, we are continually aware of the beauty of the mountains and foothills that frame the highway across the entire backbone of Utah. For first-time travelers or for those flatlanders who have never been to Utah, here is a continuing taste of what I-15 along this route is like.