Skywatch Friday – Ice Storm Edition

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It’s been cold and icy here lately. So these are from the archives. Above is the River Parks amphitheater from several years back. It was demolished and removed years ago. I never saw anything there but back in the day they had lots of concerts there. The old timers talk about it a lot.

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This is from several years back. The Arkansas River during a period of low water.


This is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It sits adjacent to the Snake River. It may be the prettiest building I’ve ever seen.

This is this morning (Thursday). The pups slipping and sliding on the back patio coming from their morning potty break. They also like to chase the squirrels and update their barkbook status with our neighboring dogs.

We finally turned the fireplace on last night. LJ the Cat and Abby appreciated it.

Heather and I finally got our fancy drawer and cabinet pulls on in the kitchen the past couple days. I think they look nice with our repainted cabinets and new floors.

So my doctor prescribed a regimen of exercise involving both stretching and strengthening of my backs and legs after my recent whining about back pain. It has helped tremendously. I’ve also restarted yoga classes and resistance training at our gym. A friend of Heather’s told her about the Silver Sneakers videos on youtube and we tried them. They are great!! They are kind of oriented toward the older crowd but they have quite a range from like beginning chair yoga to some challenging Pilates workouts. And they are free!!! You don’t have to join anything or sign up for anything. If you have youtube you can access these. So we have been doing some of these at home and they really help.

That is it for this week. Stay safe everybody!!

I am linking with Skywatch Friday

28 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Ice Storm Edition

  1. Carol

    I need to exercise more – the pandemic has me sitting way too much. Love the shot of the old amphitheatre – beautiful. I agree the LSD temple is lovely. Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Barb

    I just got back from walking. It was hard today – hard to get myself out and hard to keep going. I guess some days are just like that. Thanks for the exercise link. I like your cabinets, floors, and pulls. Have a great weekend.

  3. Peter B.

    I’m pretty good about getting out and walking, but really bad at doing other exercises. Like you, I have chronic back pain. Anyway, great photos. Nice to see the animals have their spots claimed in front of the fireplace!

  4. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    Thanks for hosting this blog and for the tip about exercising with Silver Sneakers for FREE on YouTube. I will check this out. I like the new floors and painted cabinet plus new pulls. Great job with all the photos this week. Stay safe.

  5. Angie

    Alan – spectacular photos from your archives! And I have seen the temple at Idaho Falls, just this past October – coming to a post soon!

  6. A ShutterBug Explores

    Great archive shots ~ and ice is never fun ~ sweet photo of your doggie ~ they seem to know how to deal with the ice ~ Love your doggie ~ ^_^

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Alana

    Silver Sneakers, I thought, was something you could only get with certain Medicare plans, and, apparently, I’m not on one of them. I am happy to know I can get it on You Tube as I have their app on my Roku. I am going to be doing some memory posts, perhaps in March as we approach the first anniversary of the lockdown. Your second photo had such drama – I think that was my favorite – except for your cat in front of the fireplace.

  8. klara

    concerts on the stage in the river must have been a blast. would love to take some night photos of the event. bookmarked Silver Sneakers to try out their exercises.

  9. Ellen

    Seems like the majority of the country is in a deep freeze this weekend. I don’t know how people in the north can stand these sub zero temperatures. It’s so depressing when you have to stay inside all the time because it’s too cold to go outside. I guess I picked a good week for knee surgery.

    I miss the greenbelt in Idaho Falls and the temple. I put in a lot of miles down there. I will always miss the Christmas Eve walks down there with Irv, our kids, and even Bob. I think he thought we were crazy.

    Stay warm!

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