Monday, July 6, 2009

Friday Night Date Night

For our date night last weekend, we went to Temple Square. The temperature was perfect and there really weren't that many people there because of it being a holiday weekend. We didn't walk around everywhere but we did walk all through the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the gardens near it. We decided to stick to the east end of Temple square since it is often missed by people, including ourselves.
I can't get over how beautiful the flowers were in the center of the lobby in the JSMB.

Someday I will have an SLR camera so I can take better close up photos and all that but what I have does a great job for being point and click.

We went up to the 10th floor where we were able to gaze over the entire campus. The flowers are just incredible. Even petunias look pretty at Temple Square.

I did notice that the windows on the JSMB need to be cleaned. ;-)
There are also 2 baby Peregrine falcons living with their parents atop the JSMB. They were learning to fly the day we were there. There was a lady walking around with a walkie talkie and binoculars. She pointed out the female flying around and the daddy sitting atop one of the spires on the Temple. I wasn't fast enough with the camera to catch them, but the link on there has photos and a webcam that is in their box/nest. It was a really neat experience to see nature thriving in the middle of a city.
One of the things I had never really noticed before is the stature of the woman playing ring-around-the-rosey. I suppose it is one of the often missed beauties at the east end of the sqaure. It really touched my heart this time. The beautiful flowers with so much color while their joyful faces of playing. It was just very heart warming.