I was walking around the last week of August and thought I would post what I saw in my ramblings. I was going to call this “Morning Walk with Inferior Camera,” because one day I had only my tablet, but there were too many wonderful things unphotographed on that walk, and I had to do it again with my good camera. There went a great title, down the drain. But at least I have pictures I really like of things the poor tablet just couldn’t do justice to.
The sun was just coming over the mountains and the tablet did its best, which actually produced this interesting effect of sunlight flowing into the grasses.
People have the most amazing gardens around here. I love all the flowers, vegetables, and fruits, as well as the interesting objects.
The gargoyle is probably wondering where his church went.
And the lion just looks sad.
Never thought about putting a shark in a garden. Or is this a piranha?
The sun is up every day here. (ha ha)
The farmhouse was built about 1859 (it is the white house below), and the Woodruff Villa (the next one) was finished in 1891, and the last in 1907 for a subsequent generation.
This is the tiny park that marks the location of the first encampment of Mormons in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, a couple days before Brigham Young arrived and announced “This is the right place.” You can read about it on the plaque that I photographed. Since the street is all torn up these days, it is hard to get to this park just now. Wait a few months. It will be better then.
. . . to a fountain . . .
. . . to a watchful cat. Always end with a cat, who must have the last word.