Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Photo taken January 20, 2011 of clouds as the sun was setting.
I am learning that in this life there is a balance in all things.. or in other words opposition in all things… when one experiences light,… one becomes very aware of the dark. Experiencing Spiritual events seem to be either preceded by or followed by opposition. There is a very real contrast between the two.
I increased the "contrast" in the photo above. The blacks of the valley floor  got darker while the beauty of the gold light on the clouds intensified. It seems the more contrast between the two, the magnificence of this winter sunset hitting the Eastern mountains increased.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lessons we learn from the Moon

Photo taken January 12, 2011

Beside taking this picture of the full moon last week.. which I think looks very similar to an eye and an pupil. my friend wrote the following about the full moon yesterday. I thought I would post the picture with his comments:

There really is no static position in nature. The full moon of two nights ago is now replaced by the waning gibbous immediately as the light begins to be lost. Nor does the half-moon last longer than a single night, followed by the waning crescent. When the moon's light is altogether stricken, the new moon phase begins with the waxing crescent which is, at first, only a sliver. But it follows nightly through the waxing crescent, to the half moon, to the waxing gibbous, to the full moon. Always in motion. Always either growing or receding in light.

So also with the sun. From solstice to equinox, to solstice to equinox, it grows, then dims. Never static. It is impossible to freeze the light. It will grow or it will fade.

All things in nature testify of the truth. This includes things in the "heavens" or sky above, as well as things on, in and under the earth. (Moses 6: 63.)
It is not possible for an individual, nor a collection of individuals, to remain static. They are either involved with restoring truth or in apostasy from it; never merely "preserving" it. Those who claim to merely preserve the truth given them are concealing the fact of their apostasy. They are soothing their conscience. Caretakers simply cannot exist.

All great truths are simple, and they are testified of in nature as well as in scripture.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

MELTING ICE.. transforming from solid, to liquid, to gas

photo taken on January 13, 2011 of icicles on our house

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Photo taken on January 17, 2011 at family cabin.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty;
he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy;
 he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
Zephaniah 3: 17 KJV

another translation:
The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in  you, He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3: 17 NIV

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dissipating Clouds like Clearing our Minds

Photo taken on January 11, 2011. or 1.11.11

.....but that thou wouldst clear my way before me.
2 Nephi 4:33

Just as we can see the dissipating clouds in the sky .. so to we should clear our minds that we might see.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Photo taken on January 10, 2011 of Winter Sunset
"Hearken and listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity to all eternity,
the Great I Am, even Jesus Christ."
Doctrine and Convents 39:1

Monday, January 10, 2011

The glory of the sun

Photo taken on January 6, 2011 of the sun setting in the haze of Salt Lake City.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Photo taken on January 9, 2010 as the sun was setting. This is looking east instead of looking west how we normally look when the sun is setting.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Photo taken from my office window of sunset on January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Winter Sunset

Photo on sunset over Oquirrah Mountains taken on January 5, 2011
Once again.. I will write more shortly when time permits.