This weekend of fun was increased by the additions of my sister Stephanie and her boyfriend Tom. We had a lovely time at home, in Zion, and then in Snow Canyon (near St. George). We are getting sad already that we only have one weekend left of Utah awesomeness. But it will be good to get back to the real world as well. I guess?
Zion’s rocks and waterfalls
We had a really great week last week- with three friends here we worked during the days, sled, cooked, ate huge meals, and made ringtones at night. For Oliver’s birthday we all took the day off and went to Bryce after a huge breakfast. Food plays a big part in our lives if you can’t tell and so far, the one downside of Utah has been the restaurants. Granted, we’ve only been to three. And every restaurant we go looking for from the guidebook has been closed.
As we entered a typical steak place on Saturday, a large family one by one looked over at us. Then we were of course seated right next to them. The father repeated about three times in a loud voice, “You know, every time you see a VW bus, I can guarantee there is a guy with facial hair and a girl with braids in it.”
We weren’t quite sure what that meant, but we did know it was directed at us. I don’t think he understood the subtle difference between a regular flannel shirt and a neon flannel shirt. Anyways, some pictures:
So we’re up and running in Utah and it’s pretty nice. This morning we went on an early morning snowshoe before work. I thought I would give you a litte snapshot.
An early snowshoe and the muddy, muddy road that leads to our house.
We spent the past couple of days driving out to our new (for one month) home in Utah. Our country has a lot of space. And though some people complain about the 5, I personally love it in the spring. It’s a patchwork of different color blooming trees. And all the recent rain in California brought super green hills and wide swaths of blooming wildflowers in orange and yellow.
Lego Hello World
I wish all my printers were made of legos.
LIFE photo archive hosted by Google
Images from Life Magazine going back to 1860′s, hosted by Google
Coming Face To Face With The President
Well crafted story about an under-heard point of view.
In California, Pot Is Now an Art Patron
A new funding source for the arts – reaping big rewards and funding many projects. It’s pot.
Celebrity Book Club: A List to End All Lists
Because, well, it’s sortof awesome.
Are "Artists' Statements" Really Necessary?
The pros and cons about that nemesis for most artists.
This to That
You tell it what you’ve got and it’ll tell you what to glue them together with.
Work of art: Online store for buyers, sellers
Not the TV show! Kelly Lynn Jones from Little Paper Planes is interviewed on her project, gives us a cheat sheet to local affordable art resources.