Saturday, June 28, 2003

Lake Desolation as seen on this morning's Wasatch Crest mountain bike ride between Big Cottonwood and Millcreek Canyons. It's been two years since I've done this ride. It was great to return to this world class trail. My sons dropped us off on the Big Cottonwood side at about 8:15 a.m. and we were back in the Millcreek parking just east of 1-215 at about 12:15 p.m. Today's ride gets ***** of five stars in my book.

Not a cloud in the sky
Got the sun in my eyes
I'm on the top of the world
Looking down on creation


Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Another shot from Saturday's ride (June 21 - 1st day of summer)

Monday, June 23, 2003

Sittin' down by my window
Looking out on the rain
Somethin' came along
Grabbed a hold of me
And it felt just like a ball and chain

--Big Mama Thornton

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Found while looking for something else: single track Mormon Trail at Little Emigration Canyon


Sunday, June 22, 2003

We all knew was going to happen, but it is still a shock to see demolition underway for Dilworth Elementary where four of our kids started in kindergarden and progressed through to the big 6th grade dance.

Ring out, school bells, to the wild sky
The crying cloud, the crumbled sight.
The school dies now in solstice light,
Ring out, school bells, and let her die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new.
Ring happy bells for her last show.
The school is going, let her go,
Ring out the old, ring in the new.

Remember her valiant and her free,
Her larger heart, and kinder hand,
Ring out the way she used to stand,
Ring in the new that is to be.

(adapted from Alfred Tennyson's Ring Out, Wild Bells)