My sister Michele has been working hard on Mom's front yard this week.
Here are some of the fruits of her labors. Lovely yarrow, no?
Earlier today I drove her back to her apartment in Salt Lake City. Here's a characteristically sprawling wide street.
At the far end of this street is Eagle Gate, which used to be the entrance to Brigham Young's property, and beyond that the state capitol building.
The ever so fancy-pantsy Alta Club.
Not shown: the Hansen Planetarium where Captain Midnight and I had a big hot date (because I couldn't find it) and the Salt Lake Temple where we were married (because I couldn't get a very good shot).
Some of the mighty mountains of the Wasatch Front, and below them the not-so-mighty I-15.
Here's the big blue and yellow box where my brother Tim works.
While my kid brother was not entirely happy to see me at his place of business...
...he was more than happy to show off some of the fine comestibles he hawks so diligently. Barkeep, blueberry drink concentrate fer everyone!
Shazbot, that's some good chocolate.
Moving on. Back to Provo, where I present to you one of my most favorite places in the city: the library at Academy Square.
It wasn't that long ago that this entire block of buildings -- originally part of the BYU campus -- was derelict and crumbling.
You think Brigham Young would've stood for that? NO SIR. So it was all cleaned up and renovated and became the city library.
Built in 1891, still going strong.
Hey, it wouldn't be my blog if I couldn't throw in an architectural detail or two. One of the original stained glass details made it all the way through renovation.
The sun sinks low in the west...
...suffusing the craggy tops of Y Mountain (yes, that is really what it's called) with a crimson glow.
Thanks for coming along with me today. I hope you enjoyed it.