A Colorful Zion

Lisa and I were in Southern Utah during the weekend of Pioneer Day when we decided to drive over to Zion National Park. We never actually made it into the park, though. We got as far as Springdale where we had lunch at Cafe Soleil. But just before heading back to Cedar City, I was able to get this HDR image of a mountain in Springdale.


The Perfect Pumpkin

Katie and Cory took Kyson to a pumpkin patch to get some pumpkins for Halloween. That evening, Cory posted the following on Facebook. I like it so much I’m going to repost it here:

So Katie pointed out to me something pretty cool when I got home from work today, she set up these pumpkins like this and explained how while we were visiting the pumpkin patch we were talking about finding the “perfect” pumpkin to be able to carve, the expectations we had were the typical orange, well rounded and big… She then explained what happened when she let Kyson wander to find a pumpkin he wanted for himself… He went to a big bunch of pumpkins and, among all the “perfect” orange and ideal pumpkins, picked up the only green and “flawed” one there… It made her realize how we as adults might view the world, seeing it in such a way that is conditioned by men… Missing out on the natural perfection that could be found if we wouldn’t let the mainstream opinion influence us so much… Basically she pointed out the beauty that exists outside our human fallacies, which really seem to only make things worse…


Some photos of Kyson that Katie took on her iPhone at the Pumpkin patch where he found his perfect pumpkin:

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Fall Colors

As I was taking Sadie and Frankie on a walk tonight, which is an interesting adventure, I noticed these clouds with the sliver of blue sky, hanging out next to some flowering pear trees. Fortunately, Frankie had reminded me to bring my camera with me, so I was able to capture this.


To me, it looks like I’m seeing the bottom part of a face (from the nose down) with its mouth open in an attempt to take a bite of the colorful candy tree.

Rudy’s Artwork

Lisa has asked me to keep the door closed to the guest bathroom so that Rudy can’t get in there to shred the toilet paper. I’ve been trying to remember to do that. Today, I did remember to close the door, but I didn’t realize that Rudy was in there. So he had plenty of time to create a new piece of toilet paper artwork. He looks innocent enough, don’t you think?

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