Friday, December 22, 2017

Beaux Arts Classicism

Kletting's design for the Salt Palace was exactly that.
He must have loved to bring some of the skill he learned while working in Paris
to Salt Lake City.

Photos from USHS

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Time of Anxiety

Time of Anxiety

For a year now I have found it imperative to daily readjust my attitude.
My wish is to continue my life in a positive light.
Forces outside myself fight me for the wish.

I sometimes find solace in the writing of others to help my path.
This, from Maya Angelou is my mantra for the day.

When someone else is having a bad day or feeling down, connect to the light within you and share your prismatic colorful personality with them. Do your best to brighten their day, and for heaven’s sake at the very least, do not make their day worse.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Lovely Images

Lovely Images

I have a love of vintage autograph books.
The hand writing is precise and beautiful.
Some writers add fantastic drawings.
And then there are the stickers.

This one is from my great-great aunt's autograph/scrapbook.

The sticker opens up and each layer has "sayings" on the back of a floral display.
Although the sticker is now pasted in her book,
the fabric at the top once allowed you to pull it and the
layers would open for viewing under the layers of flowers.
Here is each layer for you to see the sentiments.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Local Authors and You

Local Authors and You
at the Salt lake County Library
Saturday, November 4 at 1 PM - 5 PM
County Library
8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088-5625

I will be happy to chat about biography--my published books
and my upcoming one about Utah architect Richard Kletting.

Lots of old timey music from Yellowstone Chip at:

Check out my facebook author pages

Check out all the events for the book celebration at:
Local Authors & You

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Grandpa Weber the Candy Maker

Grandpa Weber the Candy Maker

I love it when I wake up thinking about Grandpa.
Ahh, Bon Bons.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Completing the Bike Trail

Completing the Bike Trail

The bridge is in place to complete the bicycle trail along the Jordan River in SLC

 [photo from SLC Moves fb page]

The concrete down to the Fisher Mansion property is almost complete too.

Richard Kletting, architect of the Fisher Mansion, would have loved this project.
According to family and friends, Richard was always designing improvements for SLC.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kletting and the Cullen

Kletting and the Cullen

Richard Kletting designed the Cullen building for Matthew Cullen and Jacob Moritz,
the owners of the Salt Lake Brewing Company.

[photo USHS]

When it was demolished in 1954, various pieces became parts of other buildings.

[USHS photo of the demolition]

One of the places that host stone from the Cullen is the Lebanese Garden
in the Salt Lake City Peace Gardens.

[photo by Nan Weber]

Richard Kletting
[USHS photo]

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dorm with a View

Dorm with a View

Morning dawns at the geyser basin.
18 May 2017
From my dorm.

Where I work.

My transportation.

Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful erupting--look hard.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Water and Steam

Water and Steam

View from a porch

 Old Faithful's cone.

Almost there.

Quite a sight.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Just a Thought

Just a Thought

[Giant Twisters in the Lagoon Nebula, NASA]

Then and Now

Then and Now

Old Faithful
One is a Shipler Photo from 2 October 1910 
The other is a Paul Boruff photo from 2016

[USHS photo, Shipler]

[Paul Boruff photo]

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Stroll Among Thermals

A Stroll Among Thermals

 A fine day at Norris Geyers Basin
Saw wonderful thermals as usual and chatted with folks from all over the world.
There is laughter with trying to find a name for the sounds you hear.

Another stroll at Fountain Paint Pots brings colors to a new level.

Erythranthe guttata
Seep Monkey Flower

A refreshing walk to the falls
always fills me with wonder.

A glass of wine with Paul to share thoughts of the day
and what's coming up for the summer.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Horizons

New Horizons

I am on an adventure in Yellowstone National Park.

I will just be working as a cashier this summer but am
headlong into writing my new biography about Richard Kletting.
It is a new road for me as I am co-authoring with an historian and architect.

Into the park this afternoon just to re-immerse myself into the environment.
It's been almost two decades since I've worked here.

I enjoyed some sights that have refreshed my soul.

The Madison River

Red Dog

Gibbon Falls
(I would like to rename this--Champagne Falls)



My life companion

Sunday, April 2, 2017

March into April a look at 2000

Some views from March into April

25 March 2000

26 March 2000

27 March 2000

28 March 2000

29 March 2000

30 March 2000

31 March 2000

1 April 2000

2 April 2000