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.
Someone forgot to order a brilliant sunrise to announce my birthday. Instead, we had a very ordinary, very plain, unspectacular sunrise but at least I was here and awake to see it. The bridge in the foreground is the bridge over the Jordan River which runs for miles through the Salt Lake Valley. Once upon a time the bridge carried one-way traffic. Now it is a pedestrian bridge linking the trails along the Jordan River on both sides of the river.
Looking beyond the golden trees, you see the Great Sand Dune aka Point of the Mountain marking the south end of the Salt Lake Valley. Double click and note the houses built along the ridge part way up the mountain.
Tamarisk trees are classed as trash trees since they spread and suck up vast quantities of water. Yet, once a year, tamarisk trees put on their brilliant yellow plumage and entertain us with their beauty for a few weeks. These tamarisks are on the banks of Jordan River in the south Salt Lake Valley.
The Jordan River runs north for miles through the Salt Lake Valley. A wonderful system of trails follows the stream. I've seen one little fox with a long bushy tail running along this fence and someone told me there are two or three more of them on the river. Oz (actually, full name is Osmond), our neighbor's charismatic big orange cat disappears for days harvesting goodies along the river banks. Saves my neighbor a lot of money for cat food.