Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friday-Shoot Outs - Colors

Don't have much time for the Shoot-Out this week, so please accept my appologies on the lack of commentary. ;D








Thursday, June 18, 2009

Friday Shoot-Outs "Metal"

This weeks theme was chosen by the lovely Audrey. METAL :D

Absolutely the neatest Metal Swingset ever!! There are seats for about 6 kids and someone can make the whole contraption spin while you swing.

Sione and Sam


Me and Roxie on Said Swingset


There is a canal system running througout Orem city. (There used to be one in Provo, but they've taken it underground). People with water rights take their turn by spinning the little wheel around changing the course of the water. My Grandpa's neighbor used to use his water right to flood his lawn and water his orchard in the back.

One of the many turn points for The Orem Canal


One of Orems remaining orchards



Similarly there is a large gate on the Provo River which helps to control the flow, it is currently wide open because the Spring Run off is so great!!

One of the dam controls for the Provo River (I didn't mean to swear, I swear!!)


There is a sort of metal grave yard on the Provo River trail, right before the underpass for the railroad tracks. I found this beauty there...

Metal Railroad Cart (Behind a metal fence)


Missionary (Woops were not doing the M theme :( I thought I would throw this guy in the mix anyway... because well, an "inflatable missionary?" How odd... ;D)


There used to be a burgeoning steel industry in Utah, I suppose these guys are a remenant of the industry.

Mountain States Steel


There is actually a place called "Metal Mart" up further north, I couldn't get up that far this week so I got a pic of a metal stock yard closer to home.

Stacked Metal Building Materials


Metal Chains on the Back of A Metal Truck

Truckers carry these chains to help secure there loads, to secure their wheels through the snow and for various other reasons.



Metal Framework for Building


Like I said, there used to be a burgeoning Steel industy and Geneva Steel was a large factory near Utah lake (it was a very big polluter of water and air, so I am glad to see it go) yet it was a part of Utah's industry for many years and my grandpa worked there until retirement. When Harley Davidson decided to build a dealership in Utah, someone had the creative idea to use the scrap metal from the old Geneva Steel building. I love the result!!

Timpanogas Harley Davidson Building




Along "Geneva Road" is the scrap metal recycling center.



Dirt/Rock Crusher in action and Backhoe


Large Metal Dump Truck Sent to Pick up Dirt From the "Crusher"


Ginormous Metal Power Pole


The Carnival (full of metal rides) Set up just about 3 blocks from my house... but the kids report that they are too expensive (darn).




It was fun getting pictures of metal!! I just wish I had a chance to visit my dad's shop because they bend sheet metal with nifty metal machinery (I love it in there, we used to play with the scraps when we were kids, made swords and such). Next time!! ;D

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Friday Shoot-Outs - Stuff that starts with M

Muts





Marlins (Koli's Baseball team)



Mountains






Movie Theater



Meadow Gold Dairy



Mall



Macey's Department Store (in the Mall)



Movie Theater



Moving Around (Yeah so it's a bus transfer point and the next one's a bus. Pictures that I didn't take for the transportation shoot-out ;p)





Meddling



Thursday, June 4, 2009

Friday Shootouts - Go Random (OK) :D

Well the challenge is to go random, let's see if you can follow me!! ;p




Cottonwood Tree's shed these fluffy seeds every year... the kids like to gather it and always have dreams of making pillows (that doesn't pan out). :D




Dandelion hangin on for dear life by the river...



Hmmm. what's that? An ant? Alrighty then... let's move on.
(Koli, Evan, Daniel)


Roxie Say's Hello :D:D:D ;p



This is the view from the hill (coming down, that I rode up yesterday on the bike. much easier going down!! ;p)





Interesting Wild Grass...



Hi From an Eskimo!!



Brent Brown Toyota (across the street from my house... I wanted to capture a picture of the guy standing there, probably goes to BYU. He looked ultra "Prepie," very amusing).



Still with me? ;p



Now for a drive by 7-Peaks, Down Center, to Geneva Road

7-Peaks



(hmmm. Karate lessons, Sione would like some)



Sam was driving until I dropped him off at the Rugby field on Geneva Rd. (This is the "Peaks Ice Arena" notice the Olympic Symbol... I tried to get a picture of the sculpture of this but...)



Houses along Center(Slow Down!! Slow Down!!)


Random Jogger




State St.


The Tabernacle


Dining establishments along Center (The Mayor turned it into quite a business center)









Hindselmans (Still need to get a better picture)



Flowers


Reams (The little grocery store in the neighborhood that I grew up in. They used to hold an event every summer with 10 cent hot dogs and 25 cent ice cream cones. Ahhh. the good old days). :D



There is an interesting wooden cut out of a Scottish Guy in a kilt on the corner of this store, but Sam was driving too fast for me to get a picture of it... next time. ;D

Looking Past Reams towards the neighborhood that I grew up in (the bag for our fish broke along here one hot summers day... we were rescued from a total loss by a good Samaritan who threw out the rest of their drink and gave us the cup)



Geneva Farmyard


"Spooky Old House" along Geneva (always wanted to get a picture if this one)



Sun Setting along Geneva Road






Vinyard Garden Center (Love to hang out there)



"Mountainlands Applied Technology Center" part of UVU the University that I graduated from in 2006.



The humble little shop that my dad has worked from ever since I was a little girl... it is fascinating in there. (This is off Geneva Road, on 400 South).



Dad


Orem used to be famous for their orchards, most of them have been cut down to make way for housing, but there are a few left. (There is a little insect trap on the left of the picture, they are monitoring the enroachment of the Japanese Beetle or something like that).



I'll Throw Some Kiddo's in there for good luck

Roxie, Arisa, Kaede (My neices)


Kiddos