I found a dead squirrel in the backyard yesterday and told my Dad we should not to remove it yet to see if anything would pick it up overnight. Lo and behold it was gone in the morning and I spotted this Hawk perched just beyond our yard. My Mom and I went to take a closer look and thankfully the hawk stayed still enough for me to take these shots of it. Is this hawk the culprit in regards to the squirrel? Most likely, but we'll never know for sure. It's just fascinating when nature takes care of itself.
“Tio’s Auto Sales”
When I drove past this place, I thought “ohh, interesting.” Then immediately I could hear certain people in my life teasing me, saying something like, “why do you always pick the ugly stuff to paint?” My response is, “You’re right! I don’t know why.” I had a great time anyway. I painted this from the cozy driver’s seat in my car. Windows rolled down, music blasting. Good times.
I haven’t fleshed out the idea yet but it starts something like this: sometimes I’m more interested in composing beauty out of something ordinary rather than trying to copy the beauty that already exists in front of me.
Redwood Road - "Change is sometimes needed to better yourself, love yourself and truly be happy. Never stop working on the best you can be. It's a life long endeavor." -#history of #redwoodroad -SR-68 became a state highway in 1931, at which time the route ran from then–US-40 (North Temple Street) in Salt Lake City to present-day US-89 in Lehi. In 1933, the route was extended north to US-89 at Beck's Hot Springs. SR-68 was routed onto Redwood Road in 1943, taking over what had been designated SR-153. In 1960, SR-68 switched alignments with SR-249 to follow Redwood Road and 2300 North to Bountiful; the route was extended south to Elberta at this time also. SR-249 was extended west along a proposed roadway to 2200 West and 2200 North in 1961 before being removed in 1969. In 2001, SR-68 was extended south on a former piece of SR-106 in Bountiful. - #thankswikipedia#up2me2018#UP2ME#beckshenanigans#change#riverton#construction#bornandraised#memories#america#smalltown#history#roadclosed#parkavenueandredwood#parkavenue#rivertoncity