Rocks, Scissors, Paper

In this enduring quick game that’s been around since I was a kid, it seems rock is usually the winner; although I guess paper can wrap around rock. I named this post after the game in a moment’s inspiration…it just popped into my head. Not much here but this amazing photo of the Enterprise Reservoir from a different angle than I’ve shown it before. This is the back bone that holds it together.

Water is one of the most powerful forces in nature and, yet, long, long ago, early settlers held back millions of gallons of water with the rocks you see here. I heard, before we lived here, that there once was a great flood when the reservoir overflowed and water rushed 10 plus miles ruining parts of the town of Enterprise. Precautions were taken back then to prevent another such flood in the form of a large gully dug to redirect the water should the dam ever overflow again.

I love seeing the dam from this angle.

Rocks win!

Author: Mary Catherine

• Published writer that used to contribute a monthly article on any given subject to my local newspaper. I am no longer doing this and miss it. • Owned my own custom paint store, "Wild Woods". I called it "wall art" that consisted of murals, glazing, faux painting and also painting vinyl garage doors to look like wood or metal; usually copper. • Have had an interesting past 14 years living off the grid in a remote area in Southern Utah near the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in a progressive community that held many informative events with guest speakers, including a number of published authors, and hands-on exercises in various self-sufficient living. No longer living there. • I have another blog about grandparenting. This is a subject near and dear to my heart nowadays. *As part of "the sandwich generation", I was caught between helping my adults kids (usually with their kids) as well as caring for an elderly parent, my mother, who was suffering from dementia. I want to do some writing on the aspect of full time care givers to people with Alzheimer's as well. I feel I have learned a lot about this. ~ What a Juggling Act! Somewhere with all those balls up in the air, my own dreams had been put on hold for too long and now, after losing my mother just recently, and my grandkids in school, I hope to rekindle them. My husband and I are super busy doing major remodeling jobs on a house we purchased two years ago as well as extensive yard work. The house and yard projects, which include the restoration of an old cottage built in the 1800's that sits on the far, back corner of our three-fourths acre lot we own are keeping us both really busy. Amidst the ongoing projects, I try to squeeze in a moment here and there to work on my blogs. Creativity has always been an essential part of who I am and when I stop doing things like this, I feel like a robot mechanically moving around, just getting the necessities done. Art, Music, Writing, Gardening, Home Interior Decorating, Water Activities like swimming and kayaking are the things I crave and try to find time to do. We have to "make it a good day"!

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