Today has been a great day. We got up early for a Saturday so we could get the house cleaned up before Amelia and Karen Weight came to visit us. Amelia is a young woman that Ammon asked to his homecoming dance this coming Saturday. We had never met the girl and felt we needed to meet her and get a feel for this whole, surprising situation. Jim helped me clean the house, we met Amelia and her mother and then decided to go for a ride. It has been a wonderfully productive and restful day.
First I need to say that Ammon has fantastic taste!! This young woman sits by him in his photography class and helps him when he needs help. She plays on the high school softball team, won first in the state "Make it with Wool " contest last year and is entering again this year. She has two jobs and keeps very busy. She is very pretty and very, very nice. One of her best friends plans to ask one of Ammon's friends that has autism and they will go together. I'll serve them some homemade pizza here first and then Jim will play chauffeur. Amelia seemed perfectly fine with anything and everything. I'm excited for Ammon. It has taken about a week for the shock to leave my soul, though.
I saw this pumpkin in a field in Salem the other day so we stopped by to get a picture of it. It's twice the size of Jim and probably weighs twice his weight. Fantastic pumpkin!
While he was driving home from Spring City, he saw this lone red tree near Thistle, Utah. He wanted to show it to me so we went up Spanish Fork Canyon to view the leaves. The sky is so smokey that we knew we wouldn't get very good pictures. The sky is just washed out and horrible. But you take whatever opportunity you can get to see fall leaves. They have been very muted on Loafer this year. I was surprised and delighted to see all the gorgeous color over on the other side of the mountain.
We loved this little cluster of trees with the multiple colors.
This is an old log sitting in a swamp as a remnant of the flood in Thistle a long time ago.
Looking towards Utah County and Spanish Fork.
An old shed we found near the single red tree.
What a great and beautiful day despite the haze!