1. Women, tradition says it’s your prerogative to propose to a man today. Maybe this is the day to get that guy who’s been dragging his feet to commit….or maybe give that one some more thought, eh?
2. Pull a Ferris Bueller and play hooky from work ~ it’s not a real work day anyway, why should you be there?
3. Make it a do-over day. Choose a day from this past year that you didn’t like and do it over with better results this time. Think along the lines of the movie Groundhog Day.
4. Take the day literally and cross an item off of your bucket list ~ like skydiving and leap out of a plane!
5. And finally, if you are a Leapling (a Leap Year Baby) Happy Birthday and CELEBRATE LARGE! It only comes around once every four years, you deserve to go wild…and lucky you, that makes you 75% younger than the rest of us.
I have been perusing through the photography that all of you have posted today ~ and at the risk of putting myself out there as a star-struck dork, and let’s face it, it wouldn’t be the first time ~ I have to say, I am amazed at all the talent that abounds on this site. Kudos to all of you!
I am referring to everyone because each of you has a unique vision and talent, and I take something away from everything I see. And can I just say, that for those of you who are posting your iPhone images ~ I bow to you! Some of those images are amazing and it blows me away that an iPhone has the capability to produce photos like that and that is a testament to you, the photographer.
So thank you for being my inspirational muses and encouraging me to try to do better!
**Silly Post Warning** ~ no pretty picture here but when I saw this week’s Photo Challenge, which I always like to participate in, this is what I thought of when I saw the word was “indulge”. I very rarely ever get to lie around and do nothing so this is my idea of indulgence!
Happy Friday! Are you all ready for the weekend? Today, I thought I’d wrap up my Utah series with some of the random images I took while we were on the road between locations.
These images are from the Kanab area, there is a section called “Little Hollywood” because they have filmed so many movies here. These are some of the remnants left behind.
We went through a town called Virgin, Utah heading back from Zion to St. George. My husband spotted a pawn store he wanted to visit so as he browsed inside the store, I took the opportunity to shoot some of the fun images at this location.
And this little beauty was on the side of the road near the Zion Park entrance and she/he was more than willing to pose for me.
Well, it’s a stunning day here in Northern California so I may try to venture out locally and see what new images I can muster up! Make it a great day!
As much as the purpose of my trip to Utah was to see Zion National Park, I was really amazed at how beautiful the St. George area was as well. It really offered a lot of the same scenery as Zion, only on a smaller scale.
So here are some photos from Snow Canyon and the surrounding St. George area. Click on the first photo for a slide show. Enjoy!
Located on property at the Amangiri Resort in Southern Utah, Ulrike’s Cave is a popular hiking destination. Along the hike, there is an abandonded false mine shaft that was used as a set for the 1996 film Broken Arrow which starred John Travolta, Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis.
More recently, the cave served as a workshop for German earth painter Ulrike Arnold, who created the paintings displayed in the Pavilion Dining Room as well as in each of Amangiri’s guest suites.
Ulrike's used paint brushes left in the sand.
Ulrike's paint palate created from the natural elements located on the property.
I want to say thank you so much to those of you who have nominated me for either the Versatile Blogger or One Lovely Blog award. I do not want anyone to think that I am not appreciative of this recognition because I am quite flattered that anyone has even taken an interest in my blog. I’m not too good about doing the re-posting but please accept my thanks for your acknowledgement. I am quite touched.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1
That is certainly the feeling that came over me when I saw Zion. The majestic beauty and grandeur of this magnificent creation is a spiritual connection to something larger than ourselves.
My hope for all of us is that we never lose our sense of wonder and may we always still feel small when we stand beside the bountiful beauty that was created for us. Life is to be appreciated and viewed with daily gratitude. I hope some of these images remind you of the beauty within your life. Click on the first image and a slide show will start.