Monday, April 27, 2009

28th Anniversary road trip

Lincoln and Cindy decide to make Monument Valley their anniverary destination. Why, you might ask, the heck if we know. Heading East from Page, Arizona on SR98 you pass Kaibito, Square Butte, and Porcupine Spring. Turn north at Begay Windmill towards Inscription House Ruin, this has been closed for the last 10 years because of vandalism we were told by a lady at the market/laundermat. 50 miles north of here is Navajo Mountain, Utah. The road has recently been paved to the Utah border. I've read that this is the most reemote school in Utah.Just north of Navajo Mountain. Behind Cindy Are the Canyons of Lake Powell, Escalante, and the San Juan River drainage.

Back on SR160 between Navajo National Monument and Kayenta I spotted these fabrics blowing in the wind in the barbed wire fence. A great image against the sandstone redges in the background. I drove for a while past the image decided I had to turn around and shoot it. I'm glad I did-one of the best shots on the trip

North from Kayenta, AZ on SR 163 at the Utah/Arizona border in Monument Valley. I'm not sure as to why or how long these flags have been blowing in the wind.

Monument Valley,Utah

Utah side of Monument Valley
The Duke kind of put Monument Valley on the radar with the numerous films which were shot on location here. John Wayne and film director John Ford have had an impact on the area. Tourists from around the world still come to see where he slept and played.

John Wayne and Low Dog(not a navajo)

Just a couple of cute young kids
Lincoln pointing out Cheeze Box butte.

Bedding down near Fry Canyon, Utah. Fry Canyon is located between Natural Bridges and Hite, Utah. Hite is the marina on the eastern end of Lake Powell or at the beginning of what use to be Glen Canyon.

Awake at dawn, staring through red, tired eyes at Cheezebox Butte . Another sleepless night on the road in the back of the truck. The canyon winds were howlin' and growlin' all night long waking me up every3 minutes or so?

John Wayne and Low Dog do Capitol Reef National Park-a short hike up to Surprise canyon

Top of the Burr trail switchbacks looking down into Capitol Reef National Park and out towards the Henry Mountains.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Henriville, Utah area

White sandstone, black/blue clay or is it coal stuff? The sandstone is very soft and washing away with every rain and wind storm.

White rocks near Henriville, Utah

I drove over to Escalante from St. George the other day to meet with a woman who is building a home. She owns a design firm and aa art gallery in Tampa, Florida. She, like numerous others have decided to make Escalante and other "red rock" areas their homes away from home. Her new spread is 40 acres on the southwest of town on the old city dump, hence the name "the tin can ranch".
On the trip over, which is 200 miles miles, I stopped at the white rocks just north of the town of Henriville, which is just past cannonville, which is just past Tropic, which is just past Bryce Canyon National Park. Check out the pictures.

Springtime in Henriville, Utah

New growth around henriville begins to peak out of the ground.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Frida Kahlo

Roots by Kahlo

Frida Kahlo by Imogen Cunningham

Casa de Frida Kahlo by Graciela Iturbide

Art for Easter/Passover season

El Greco

The Crucifixion by Matthias Grunewald

* The Isenheim Altar. Matthias Grunewald. 1512. Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, Alsace. Originally in the chapel of the hospital for incurable diseases in the monastery of Saint Anthony. The brilliant altar is one of the most complex structures ever created in western religious art. It has two sets of painted folding wings, which, when opened, reveal three carved wooden and gilded statues of saints. There are also two side panels and a predella. The Crucifixion is horrifying. Christ looks not just beaten and tortured but diseased. In the Resurrection He is an unearthly radiant white. At the lower left of the Resurrection sits a naked man whose body is covered with running sores. He is one of the patients in the hospital, afflicted with syphilis, who gazes upon the pure white Christ knowing that in death he will become radiant and also cured. Being cured of human diseases through a devotion of the suffering Christ is the fundamental story of this great work of art.

Lamentations over Christ 1305-1308 fresco

Medieval art came to an end and the modern period began with this one work by the artist Giotto. His frescoes of the life of Christ in the Arena Chapel, in Padau shows the figure for the first time ever in a real space.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Warner Valley

Jake gives it up-payback
Michelle, scott, Rachel, Stella and Anna

Cindy and Annie Green talk "egg"strategy

Easter picnic/fight

Scott thinks he made out like a bandit. Dang proud of himself.
Dan and Brett Sampson are thinking about stealing all of Pete's candy

Peter ended up with Dan's mother lode and is going to get it back

Easter Picnic and Easter Egg hunt

Anna, Daniel, Jake Green comb the sage and cresote for candy, candy, candy
Anna, Laura, Gracie and Nellie Green

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Colorectal Cancer Awareness month

Medical update-sponsored by this site
Please talk with your doctor about getting tested for colon cancer
  • Fact: Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in men and women in the U.S.
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  • Fact: The reisk of colon cancer increases with age.
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  • Fact: Regular testing for colon cancer is as important as testing for breast cancer.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Cindy art


Stella Jane

Stella Jane

Kaiparowitz Plateau-Smokey Mountain

Henry Obeb
Erastus Allen
The Smokey Mountain trip seemed to have a profound effect on Erastus and Henry

Ken and Coach McGuirk

The story of my life

Wednesday, April 1, 2009