Sunday, September 19, 2010


One of the constants at our reunion was the weather, the severe rainstorms and lightning and thunderstorms that lit up the area almost every afternoon. Troy was able to get awesome pictures of the clouds and us in our rain gear. It was very cold and even sparked a forest fire by Jenny Lake. We took a couple of shots of the fire when it first started. The mountains were so beautiful and the air was so clean. I was so amazed that the air was so clean and the water you could see through to the bottom.
We did not let the weather affect our activities. We seemed to wait 10-15 minutes for the weather to clear and we were back on the trail. The elevation was so high that it really was cold during the night and for sure during breakfast. But everyone had a smile on their face, (ISH). Everyone knows that I am NOT a morning person. Troy stayed away from me with the camera. Good for him, he made it through the family reunion alive.
I love this picture of Jenny. It is really about the solitude and the beauty of our world.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Lake

One of the best things about being a kid is the complete lack of having to work for dinner. Let me explain. During our summer camping trip the grownups had to do the cooking while the little kids got to play by the lake. They got to skip rocks over the water and play in the dirt. And let me also say, that Grandpa was included with the kids. He didn’t have to cook either Troy was down there playing with the kids and was taking pictures while they skipped rocks into the lake. He was right at the water’s edge, backing up for a shot when he slipped on a rock and fell. He did sacrifice his body and saved the camera from going into the rock piles or the water. Our viewer got scratched but he was ok. He was very glad that he was able to take the pictures of the kids that he did. Sometimes the little kids picked up the biggest rocks to throw in. Even the littlest one of the bunch was super excited that he got to throw rocks. The lake was the best babysitter while the grownups HAD to cook. The little ones, and Grandpa, were entertained. Oh and so was Troy