Rain loving creatures
Friday, I commandeered the Big-Ass truck so the dogs and I could go walking someplace different. I drove to Provo Canyon because there is a nice walking, biking path there that goes along the river. A little water therapy sounded good, and it would be a good walk for the dogs. The biggest downfall of this path is the highway is also pretty close, and pretty noisy.
It had obviously been raining in the canyon that morning, and was still cloudy and cold. After about a mile or so, I saw a small dirt trail that headed off the main path. Ever on the search for something to photograph, I headed into the trees.
This part of Utah has had rain for about a month solid now. Everything is super green, and the plants are loving it. And these guys too. I have never seen so many snails out and moving around.
Farther along I came across this artistic plant. There were several plants of this type, but this was the only one with leaves like this. Obviously this plant wanted to be different, and artistic.
On the way back to the truck I stopped and took a couple pictures of Bridal Veil falls. This is a fairly tall waterfall, and is very pretty. Growing up in this area I have seen this fall thousands of times, but it’s always a nice sight.
Al actually proposed to me right here on December 24th of 2006. We had hiked through the snow to get there. It was all very romantic and obviously I said yes.
Back in the day there was a restaurant up on the cliff at the top, and a gift shop at the bottom along the path and what was the old highway. The worlds steepest tram took people up and back all day. When my boys were small I would put them in a bike trailer I had and ride up the canyon to the falls. (I must have been in very good shape then, it’s uphill and several miles) We would watch the falls, maybe buy a piece of candy from the shop, and ride back down the canyon. An avalanche wiped the gift shop out in 1996 and it was never rebuilt. It’s pretty sad to see the ruined building that has so many memories from my childhood, and my kids childhood.
And on a different historical note, the photo I had from Salina, Utah in Friday’s post has proven to be very interesting. A couple of my readers did some googling, and came up with some interesting factoids.
First, Nic from Photography by Nic made this comment…”I was curious what the ad was for too… so I did a Google Image search for “Salina, Utah Henry”. And would you believe that this wall was the first image (and the 3rd, 4th, and 6th)?! So apparently it is for Henry George Cigars.”
Then Robin from Photography by Kent added this comment…. “Wow, very nice work. You managed to pull out a lot of detail and color. It seems to be an unusually inspirational image. It inspired Nic to find out what the ad was. Nic’s super research inspired me to go one step further. Henry George cigars were made by the Consolidated Cigar Corp. The company sponsored the “Henry George Show” on Columbia Radio Network in the 1930s and the theme song, called “Smoke Your Troubles Away” was also known as the Henry George Theme Song which ended with: “When you’re feeling bored, light a Henry George, and smoke your troubles away.” I know, this is an extreme example of TMI.”
I thought the ad may have been for cigars, and this was all so fascinating to learn. I’m glad those two took the time to google, and comment on their findings. Clearly I get an F in blogging for not looking it up myself. LOL I did learn that the sign was just recently uncovered though, which I also suspected because of the vacant, fenced in lot next to it.
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