August 2013

Salt Lake City from Above

A few years ago a group led by Jesse Stay and Scott Jarvie included in their weekend photo excursion an evening on top of the LDS Church Office Building, capturing some amazing sunset and night photos. Admittedly I was pretty jealous as I was unable to stick around for that part of the day and therefore didn’t have an invite. Ever since I’ve been wanting to get up top that building and enjoy the vantage point during a sunset. This week I had that opportunity.

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Up Next – Bronco Mendenhall About To Speak

At the Big Blue Bash last night in Salt Lake City, Bronco Mendenhall gathers his thoughts right before taking the stage to speak to the nearly 1,000 fans at the Cougar Club event.

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Building a Backyard Chicken Coop, A Family Experience

Earlier this year we made the decision we’d like to add a few chickens to our little zoo we call home. It’s actually been a long term discussion, so not something done on a whim, although recent press coverage of the increasing popularity of backyard chickens brought it more to our attention. We researched our city allowances and found our zoning and lot size allows for 4-6 chickens, hens only of course. I had had chickens growing up more rural and had many chickens, but it has been a long time, so this was going to be a new experience.

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2013 UTC Demolition Derby

Are you a Demolition Derby fan? I am. I call it “Getting in touch with my inner redneck.” If you’ve never been to an event, it is fun for the whole family. I took my son this last weekend to the Utah County Fair’s rendition, and let’s just say they did not disappoint. Multiple heats of hard hitting competition was both impressive and entertaining.

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Ryan Innes and Brian Bingham Outdoor Concert

I admit it. I’m pretty much addicted to taking photos whenever I attend a concert…or pretty much any event at all. Obviously I have a history with shooting at concerts, and I just enjoy an event more when I’m observing it through my viewfinder. Big concerts and lights are awesome, but there is also something about the small, local music scene that is really enjoyable.

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Summer Rooftop Concert Series – Mindy Gledhill, Mideau, Scott Shepard

We love music in our house, and we’ve really enjoyed Mindy Gledhill’s album. Even my disabled son Taylor perks up for her music, which is a regular rotation on his going-to-bed playlist. So when we heard Mindy was going to be at the August Rooftop Concert, we made sure to be there. Mindy’s new album is coming out officially in September, but we sponsored her “pledge” campaign so hope to see our download available sometime next week. Be sure to check it out and get a free download at her site.

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