Monday, October 28, 2013

From Candy for Our Ears to Candy for Our Eyes

We started our week last Sunday with a group of our favorite stimulating friends. We call our group “The Inklings” after a group C.S. Lewis was a part of during his sojourn on earth. The origin is too long to explain here but because of it, we have been lucky enough to gather a stellar group of friends who gather once a month to stimulate each other’s minds and enjoy fascinating ideas. This month we discussed a wonder little novelette about one man’s struggle to overcome selfishness and pride by Leo Tolstoy called Father Sergius. Fascinating!

To start our evening, we were blessed with some divine music from two of Utah’s finest young musicians. Premier violinist, fifteen year old Aubree Oliverson who has recently soloed with the Utah Symphony came with her talented family along with her accompanist father and her little brother played some stunning music for us. An incredible fourteen year old pianist named Konna was also sensational as she played Tarantella and The Flight of the Bumble Bee!

Both the music and the stimulating discussion were a delight.

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The next morning we hitched up the horse trailer, loaded the horses and lumbered on down to St. George where the horses have their winter home. Besides working for several days on a building project down there (details coming later), we had the rare privilege of riding our bikes in Zion’s Canyon on a road where only tour buses and bikes were allowed.

It was truly like dying and going to heaven!

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See the Great White Throne in the background!

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Dad/Richard just couldn’t get enough of the scenery…or the sun!

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Zion’s Canyon in the splendor of fall is one of the “other” wonders of the world!

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2 comments:

shawni said...

This is very beautiful

-Elle & Shawni

Saren Loosli said...

Makes me want to hop in the car and head right down to all our favorite places that you captured so beautifully in these photos!