Monday, July 19, 2010

Zoey's Floppy Hat and Other Radical Summer Stuff

I was able to go on a hike with Tess and Laura a couple weeks ago. I haven't been hiking nearly enough this summer, so it felt great to be in the canyon. We went up to Mill Creek with a plan to hike up to Dog Lake, but all the parking lots were full. So we decided to take a different path and hike Alexander Basin instead. Now, the three of us are familiar with the length and steepness of the Dog Lake trail, but we weren't too acquainted with Alexander Basin before attempting to conquer it. The trail turned out to be pretty difficult, even for me and I didn't have a baby strapped to my back. Yeah, that's right, Tess and Laura both had their babies with them on the hike! I'm so impressed with the two of them. I mean, the backpack that Tess had little Zoey in was nearly as big as she is! I wish I had a picture of her with the backpack on so you could see for yourself. Even though the hike was challenging, it was a gorgeous, clear day, but not too hot...the perfect day for a hike.

Tess and Zoey. I'm hiding behind Zoey's awesome floppy hat. This baby is so cute.

Here's one with Laura and little Locke.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

James Tissot

I was able to go to a lecture at the BYU Museum of Art tonight. The lecture was on the life of the artist, James Tissot, and his series of paintings on the life of Christ. He completed the series toward the end of his life. I enjoyed the lecture and was able to browse through the exhibit afterward. BYU's MOA will have the exhibit up for at least the next month, I think. You should check it out. Tissot painted with opaque watercolor. The amount of detail he was able to create with watercolor is pretty amazing. One of my favorites from the exhibit is called Jesus Wept, a depiction of Jesus after the death of Lazarus. This picture I posted is really small so go here if you want to see it and others in more detail.