Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ogden Art Festival

We wandered down to the Ogden Art Festival on Saturday with Sayyadina and kidlets.Saw some interesting painted horses.

We saw this adorable "birdhouse". By the time we walked past on the way out, it was gone. We met a most interesting man. Bob knew him from his teaching days at Ben Lomond. He was an art teacher there, now retired. He must have been wearing at least $25,000 or more in stones and jewelry. The bracelet below is made from gold, rubies and sapphires. He makes all his own jewelry.

These earrings are rubies.

The hat band is made of gold and opals from Russia that he carved, cut and polished himself after he took them out as "rocks" in what was dubbed as Lapis. The stone on the top is a 1.5 carat diamond.

The frontpiece of the necklace is virtually all rubies. Many are "star" rubies which look plain until viewed in sunlight when the "star" emerges. He said this necklace is one of 17 similar that he owns, but it's his favorite.

The backpiece of the necklace of star rubies, which didn't look like what I pictured to be rubies. To me, they looked somewhat like laboradorite. Shelley (Faith's daughter) was there with her booth of stones and jewelry. She identified the star rubies correctly! She knows her stones and is presently a "sound and vibrational" healer.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Scenery At Powell

Animals at Powell

People in Powell

The tan and turquoise crewYes, she is REALLY driving that boat.

Hey, this ISN'T a skirt.

Meditation on the Go.

Moments in Powell

Desertbound instructing Castaway on the art of sarong tying...

New phrase coined...."Lake Bidet" (Hmmmm. Borrowed neighbor's boat 'cuz ours didn't have a slide.) 

Zoning compliments of Wildbound...

Go Mitch!

This boat needs a......what??

Quiet moment in Willow Creek...

"The Mate was a mighty sailin' man, the Skipper brave and sure. Fifteen passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour...a three hour tour."

Double Cliff Jump...Brandon walks on water, The Rock sinks a little faster. (Why, yes, Mr. Park Ranger, that cliff was only 15 feet.)

Wildbound in the Hair Zone

"I Love Erosion...."

Captain Kevin demonstrates milk bottle fireworks
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Dusk on Bullfrog Bay