Moon over the lake

The moon as seen from Utah Lake, looking back toward Provo.

Marry me

What could be more romantic than a marriage proposal on a trophy store sign? But I still hope she said yes.

Wet Season

It has been an unusually wet summer here in Utah. I was trying to film raindrops during a particularly violent thunderstorm and kept forgetting to disable my flash. This was one of the results.


These bones were found along the trail at Provo Canyon.

Canyon Road

In my opinion, the Provo Canyon path looks especially pretty as a black-and-white photo.

Water Park

It wasn't until I moved away from BYU campus that I got to know other parts of Provo a lot better. This water park is located in central Provo and these two slides are the main attraction for everyone over the height requirement of 48'. :)


Utah + summer = road construction. These cones were eventually used to cut off one lane on a major Provo road--University Avenue.

Stormy Flag

I love this large flag just outside of a local grocery store. Especially when storm clouds are just rolling in.

Provo Tabernacle

Before Christmas, one of Provo's landmarks caught fire. Here is a picture of the structure (which is currently held up by scaffolding):

Window watch

Love this window in downtown Provo!

Live Music

A couple of local musicians at the Farmer's Market

Colorful Bike Stand

Bicycles outside a shop on Center Street. I love the colors.

Bi Bim Bop

One of the many dishes available at a locally-owned Korean restaurant.

The Neighborhood Hangout

I love when people get creative. I mean, if you don't have a porch, where else would you hang the birdfeeders?


Empty road

Stores downtown

Misty Y Mountain

It's been a rainy, cloudy week; as you can see, we could barely see the mountains.

Spring flowers

Another shot from the temple. I love these flowers; they're kind of bizarre.

Happy Easter!

I saved this particular Sunday Churches entry for Easter, because this is the most important building in the whole city to me, and Easter is one of the most important days of the year. This is the Provo Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where members of the church go to worship and to make sacred covenants that will enable us to return to God. And what better day is there to make mention of this building, which is for so many people symbolic of the hope of eternal life, than on Easter, when we remember that Christ atoned for us to save us from sin and rose from the tomb to save us from the grave?

"He is not here, for He is risen." Happy Easter!

BYU in the rain

BYU campus was unusually empty today, as the semester ended this week.


A little bit of both

Blossoms are blooming on the trees and snow is falling on the mountains. It's April in Provo.

Pleased to announce . . .

An couple gets their engagement photos taken in front of the Academy Building portion of the library. This is a pretty common sight in Provo in the spring . . . and the summer . . . and large parts of the fall and winter.



Along with its neighbor, Muse Music, Velour is the place to go in Provo to see local bands and sensitive singer-songwriters.

Sunday . . . not quite churches

So I didn't have a picture of a church ready for today. However, this building--the Maeser Building on BYU campus--probably doubles as a church building for students, as most BYU buildings do. So it's kind of like a church.

Stormy sky


This was behind a store. I couldn't tell you which, since I was behind it so I couldn't read the sign.


This is a lovely window on a local church.

Bollywood Market

This little shop on University Avenue is a great place to buy garam masala.

Center Street

Buildings on Center Street, plus an advertisement for a Philly cheese steak sandwich and potato salad for $4.99. Not a bad price . . . too bad I don't like potato salad.

Concrete backyard

This is the small backyard of a house (not pictured) built next to a large commercial complex. What I loved about this house is that, to make up for having a big concrete wall behind them, the owners placed those lattices for plants to grow on. There's nothing growing on them at the moment, but I like to believe that at some point, they made this concrete block look a little more like home.

Sunday churches

This is in the corner of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in downtown Provo. I focused on this bit because I love old buildings; 1907 doesn't seem very old in some cities, but around here that's practically ancient.

Old house

This lovely old house is, I believe, now an office.

Sushi Special

I've been watching a lot of Ask A Ninja today, which inspired me to post this picture of a Japanese restaurant on Center Street.

Western Provo scene

I have no idea what that concrete cylinder is. But since it's down by the lake, which is a largely rural area, I'm going to guess it has something to do with agriculture.

Be kind to fish

I'd never seen one of these before this weekend. At first I thought it meant there were fish living in the sewers, which was a little confusing but I suppose not impossible.

Sidewalk sale

Cherry Lane Keepsakes was having a sidewalk sale over the weekend; I got an adorable knitted head wrap for $3. I guess if it keeps snowing like it has been, I may get to use it before I pack all my winter stuff away.


At the risk of sounding like a broken record: dear sky, any chance of you not snowing anymore? It is, after all, April, and I think we're all feeling a little wintered-out.

And what's especially funny is how fast the weather changes. On Saturday it was blissfully warm when I took this photo in my backyard. 24 hours later, I put on my galoshes and trudged out into the snow to take the second picture. And knowing how the weather goes, it'll probably all be gone by tomorrow.

Conference weekend

Traffic lines a normally quiet street as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints head toward a local church building for the broadcast of the priesthood session of the church's General Conference.

Arrowhead Lift

Looking down a ski run toward the bottom of the Arrowhead lift at the Sundance ski resort.

Heber from Sundance

Again at the top of Sundance, this time looking north(ish) toward Heber and Deer Creek Reservoir.

Inside the lodge

Inside the Bearclaw Cabin. I love getting cozy by the fire and eating a well-earned Frito pie.

The lodge

This is the Bearclaw Cabin at the top of the back mountain at Sundance. Great place to get warm after a morning of boarding.

Provo from Sundance

Looking down Provo Canyon toward Utah Valley from the top of the back mountain at Sundance. Yes, that Sundance, with the film festival and the Robert Redford and all. Since I've never been to the film festival and I don't really have an opinion on Robert Redford, to me it's just a smallish ski resort that's conveniently close to my house and has some great views.

Gray day

More bad weather. Today at one point it was snowing while the sun was shining. Spring is weird that way.

Sunday snow

I don't have a picture of a church for today, but I do have more snow. I think my pictures of Provo might give one the idea that it snows all spring long . . . which is true.