Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Canadian Lake with green shores and a tuft of grass in seedI start school next week, and this past week I started work. I work from 5AM until 830 AM, and it's been sooo hot here in Utah! I have been melting! I would love to be at this Lake, and back home in Canada! 
By Sarah Allred

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Poetic Beauty

These rocks are red, the sky is blue. There are three bushes, and a tree too.
I took this picture in Diamond Fork Canyon in Utah. It is a beautiful place. My sarcastic poetry doesn't do it justice. If you ever get a chance to go there are hot springs, a river for fishing, red rock to climb, and trails to hike.
By Joshua Kirton

Monday, August 29, 2011

Freezer in a field?!?!

Rusted General Electric Freezer with bright crome handles in the middle of a field

I visited my Grandfather's farm many times when I was young but it wasn't until my last visit that I noticed an old freezer, sitting in the corner of a field. Was it always there and I had just missed it, or was it a recent addition to the scenery. By the looks of the rust it had been there a long time but how could I have missed this before. Such an odd thing to be in the middle of a field but it made for such an interesting picture that couldn't be passed by.

By Kelsey Davis
Other Posts By Kelsey: Monarch Butterfly and Straight and Narrow Path

Friday, August 26, 2011

Evanston, Wyoming: A Greater Purpose

Have you ever just stood in the middle of nowhere and loved it? I think so many times in life people find themselves lost. Those are the times in my life where I like to stand back and look at the big picture. To me this picture is a representation of how life looked to me at one point. The beauty and all the bugs not seen. But even though it was a difficult time in my life I can truly look back and see that I was never lost. I just had to trust that someone else could see the bigger picture. So the next time you find yourself in this situation. Stand back and enjoy the scenery because eventually you will find out it had a greater purpose.
By Rebecca Kunz Kirton

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wolf Spider in Rock Canyon

This hairy wolf spider was sharing the trail in rock canyon with me. As I was taking pictures of me he kept charging at me. A very aggressive individual.
Photo taken in Rock Canyon Utah.
By Joshua Kirton

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Story The Picture Doesn't Tell.

Forest vista with red rock mountains and blue skies
There's a lot more behind this picture than you would think. For me, it brings back memories of being wedged in a U-Hall between my father an-in-law and brother-in-law driving from Utah to Florida. What an adventure that was! We saw many beautiful views along that drive, and this is just one of many. This was taken somewhere in southeastern Utah.
By Annie Kirton

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Five Hundred Visitors This Month

Today we had out five hundredth visitor this month. I appreciate your visits and support for us as we share the world we see one photo at a time. Don't forget to share links to your favorite photos on facebook and other social networking sites, so every one can enjoy these photos as much as you all have.

Wolf Spider in the Dark

Wolf Spider hanging from his web in a dark stair well
There are a lot of creepy things in the world. This wolf spider was living in the stair well of my apartment. I was fine with him being there, but I think some one got tired of him building his webs across the stairs and removed him. Now I don't think I would like this guy in my house, but outside, in a stair well, or in the bushes he is beautiful in a hairy creepy way.
Photo taken in Gainesville, Florida.
By Joshua Kirton

Monday, August 22, 2011

Spider Monkey Day Dream: The Grass is Greener on the Other Side.

Spider monkey pressing his face against the fenceHave you ever wanted something you couldn't have. At some point this occurs to the best of us.We all have our day dreams in which we are rich or famous. We all have our moments in which we think, if only. But don't let dreaming of what might be make you miss out on what could have been if you had lived today. Dreams can either focus our lives and give us drive, or they can destroy us in a foul mood of ill contentment. Let your dreams be a driving force for good. Don't covet what is not yours, rather find a way to become what you dream off and no fence can ever hold you back. Don't sit at the base of the fence like this spider monkey with a dumb look on your face, but get to work and hatch the plan that will allow you to get over the fence, because when you get there by yourself, rather than having it given to you, you will find the grass greener on the other side.
Photo taken at Hogle Zoo in Utah 2010.
By Joshua Kirton
Here are some more spider posts without any monkeys: Wolf Spider in Rock Canyon and Wolf Spider in the Dark

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thistle Flower

It is funny how something so prickly can put out such a beautiful blossom. Thistle is considered a weed and a burden by most, but it has a redeeming quality, its blossom. Most of us however prickly and ugly, when allowed to blossom can brighten somebodies day.
Picture taken in Rock Canyon, Provo, Utah.
By Joshua Kirton

Friday, August 19, 2011

Who You Calling Chicken?

Has anyone told you how they see you and it amazed you what they said? The way we see ourselves for good or bad is not always how others see us. This Rooster sees himself as hot stuff strutting around showing off for the hens. What I see is a tasty five piece bucket. We often delude ourselves that we are more important than we are, or fail to realize the importance we have to those that rely on us. Take a look in the mirror, then take another look, because you probably missed something.
This picture was taken at the Utah Hogle Zoo. They let chickens, peacocks, and turkeys wanders around there.
By Joshua Kirton
Other good Posts: Don't Stare! It's Not Polite and Daytona USA

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Arizona Lightning

Arizona Lightning storm with black clouds dark blue skies and multiple lightning bolts hitting the ground
I mentioned last time that late summer is a time we can rely on getting a little rain in our area. Well, with rain often comes lightning. The other night we had an awesome lightning show. Though we didn't receive much water exactly in my neighborhood, the lightning in the distance went on for more than an hour and was spectacular. The lightning in this picture all happened within the 132 seconds that the camera's shutter was open.
By Kyle Laurizen

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Be Still

A dark blue lake with grasses growing in the water near the shore and trees and a mountain in the back ground and a gray sky

I sat at Legacy Lake in Heber, UT pondering these words.
D&C 101:16
What an amazing experience.
By Rebecca Kunz Kirton

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Grandpa on the Farm

Grandpa on the Farm in British Columbia Canada

This is a picture I took and developed in high school. I love the composition of it, and it shows the true character of my grandpa who just recently passed away. In my mind, this is how I'll always remember him.
By Annie Kirton

Monday, August 15, 2011

Just Around the Corner

A picture of a canyon through a windshield of a tree that partially obscures the light an your ability to see what is down the road
I took this picture up in Park City. I really like that the light  is coming around the corner, and you're not quite sure what is coming. That's where I'm at right now between school, and deciding what to do with my life, and all the different options! I can't wait to see what is laying around the corner! 
By Sarah Allred

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Eastern Great Egret

Eastern Great Egret in North Central Florida
What is so great about this bird? Is it because he is an egret or because he is from the east? Either way it is a beautiful bird. This picture comes from the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida.
By Joshua Kirton

Friday, August 12, 2011

Red Rock and Blue Skies

A beautiful Red Rock mountain with blue skies in southern Utah
Southern Utah is full of red rock and blue skies. It is an oasis of beautiful vistas. I took this photo in south eastern Utah after packing up my life and heading to Florida for my husband's graduate studies. It was an unforgettable experience riding in a u-haul across the country sitting between my brother-in-law and father-in-law.
By Annie Kirton

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Prairie Dog Showdown

prairie dog battle for supremacy
These two don't seem to care much for each other. I didn't stick around to see who won this tiff, but it seemed to be more bark than bite. I took this picture at the Utah Hogle Zoo. 

By Joshua Kirton
More by Joshua: Palm Trees and Summer Breeze and In The Beginning

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


windmills and the sun set with beams of lights bursting through the cloudsI took this picture at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon after a great day up the canyon with my husband. A beautiful end to a beautiful day.
By Annie Kirton

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


iguana hiding behind some leaves perched on a log at the Utah Hogle Zoo
I took this picture at the Utah Hogle zoo on a trip with my niece and nephews. It was a fun day. This guy is in a large enclosure with birds that you can walk through. It is kinda like a big green house with animals in it. I always thought it would be cool to have something similar at my house. All I have to do is become ridiculously rich and I can. 
By Joshua Kirton
Other Pictures from the Zoo: Spider Monkey and Prairie Dogs

Monday, August 8, 2011

Arizona Skies

arizona sky with blue hues in the clouds
Here in southeastern Arizona we don't get much rain, but every July and August we can count on getting at least some. I love the clouds we get this time of year.
By Kyle Lauritzen

Saturday, August 6, 2011

In Awe

a tree growing out of a rock in the middle of a river in yellow stone national park
I often look at our Heavenly Father's creation and am in awe. How does a tree grow out of a rock sitting in a river? Oh the amazing wonders of our world.      
Taken in Yellowstone National Park 
By Kelsey Davis

Friday, August 5, 2011

How in The World?

a rusty wreck of a car under a rock slide
Have you ever looked at a situation and thought to yourself how in the world did that happen. Me too. I took this picture of a car mostly covered by a landslide in Rock Canyon, Provo, Utah. I have always wondered, one, how the car even got to that point in the canyon, and then how did it end up at the bottom of the canyon covered with rocks.
By Joshua Kirton

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Well Maybe One Day

the porch of a beautiful country house
This is my world....well it will be one day! If I were to take a picture of my life right would be of a library, and lots and lots of books. I took this picture in Park City a couple of weekends ago. It's gorgeous there right now! One day my world will consist of sitting on a front porch like this without a care in the world, but until then I'll keep studying so I can one day afford to just sit on a front porch.
By Sarah Allred

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Some Times Frogs Pee on You

a brown frog perched on a bed of brown leaves surrounded by twigs
I took this picture shortly after this frog peed on the shoe of my wife. She was trying to encourage him to get off the path so he didn't get run over by a bike, or stepped on by a hiker. He apparently knew what he was doing and did not want to be told what to do next. Some times we don't like to be pushed off the path we view as the right one for us, but sometimes when we are it is for our own good. Sometimes by someone that knows the dangers of that path a lot better than we do. And rather than thanking them for their gentle encouragement we pee on their shoe and are on our way. Though that frog may never come back and thank the person that was kind enough to get them off the wrong path, a friend might or a child might.
By Joshua Kirton

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How the World Sees You.

a giraffe with twisted lips

Every one is full of opinions on who and what we should be. You may be mocked for the way you look, the way you walk, or the way you talk. We all look goofy at some point whether on accident or purpose. Don't let the opinions of others determine the way you see yourself.
This picture was taken at Utah's Hogle zoo.
By Joshua Kirton

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Flower for the Lady

an orange ladybug with four black dots perched on a purple and white flower

This little gem comes from a trip up Rock Canyon in Provo, Utah. There are some very beautiful wild flowers and a wide variety of animals up the canyon. It is only five minute from the campus of BYU and serves to entertain a large student body, and the surrounding community. 
By Joshua Kirton