Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mossy Cave Trail – Bryce Canyon National Park ~ Part 3 – We Arrived at Mossy Cave

Here we are! We arrived at Mossy Cave! Yes, ukuleles are allowed on the trail. Haha! That's one of our sons there with a ukulele.  This photo shows us arriving at Mossy Cave.

There was a helpful informational sign that told us about Mossy Cave.

Here's a closer look at the writing on the sign.

To make it easier to read, I've transcribed the information on the sign.
"This grotto forms as an underground spring permeates the bedrock and water slowly dissolves the calcite that bonds the silts and muds of the Claron Formation. During the short spring and summer season, in this otherwise arid landscape, a cool, moist environment becomes a perfect place for mosses to grow. By late fall, icicles begin to form as water continues to seep through the rock. Sheltered from the sun, even as the days are growing warmer and longer, these icicles sometimes last until June!"
It's interesting that icicles can sometimes last until June. We visited Mossy Cave in June, but as you can see from my photos, there were no icicles when we visited. I guess they didn't last until June in 2013.

Instead of icicles, there was moss on the walls of the cave.

See the trees growing on top of the cave?

Our adventures along Mossy Cave Trail were not done once we arrived at Mossy Cave. I'll be sharing more photos from our trip to Mossy Cave Trail in a future post.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Because of Him

I know this isn't the usual kind of post I share here on this blog. I'm not sharing one or more of my photos.

But, as Easter approaches, I wanted to take this opportunity to share this beautiful video called "Because of Him." I hope you will take a few moments to watch this special video.

I'm so grateful for Jesus Christ. He truly is our Savior and Redeemer. I'm so thankful for His divine mission here on earth.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Grandpa C's Peanut Clusters

I shared this recipe on my genealogy blog a few months ago. I thought I'd share it here as well.

This peanut cluster recipe was given to my daughter many years ago by one of her teachers at church. They are yummy and super easy to make.

Grandpa C's Peanut Clusters

There are only four ingredients – butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a 16-ounce jar of roasted peanuts.

Ingredients for Grandpa C's Peanut Clusters

First, pour all of the different chips into a microwave safe bowl.


Mix the chips together.


Then, microwave the chips for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir.


Repeat this process until…


…the chips look smooth and well combined.


Add the peanuts to the chip mixture.


Stir together.


Then, drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Leave on wax paper until the clusters harden. Enjoy!

Grandpa C's Peanut Clusters

Grandpa C’s Peanut Clusters 


1 12-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips 
1 11-ounce package butterscotch chips 
1 10-ounce package peanut butter chips 
1 16-ounce Jar dry roasted peanuts 


Put chips in a microwave safe bowl. Mix evenly. Microwave at 30 sec. intervals until melted. Put nuts in. Stir and drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Yellow Canna Lily

Yellow Canna

I love yellow flowers. I planted this yellow canna lily in our yard many years ago. We've since changed our yard's landscaping and replaced this canna lily with a different plant.

I took this photo with our Canon AE-1, which is a film camera.

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