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