Favorite recent and insightful quote I have read recently:

Favorite quote I have recently read: "The word temple comes from the Latin templum, which signifies an extended open space that has been marked out for the observation of the sky. In what manner is such a space marked out? According to Dr. Hugh Nibley, the word templum, "designates a building specifically designed for interpreting signs in the heavens--a sort of observatory where one gets one's bearings on the universe." The root "tem-" in Greek and Latin denotes a "cutting" or intersection of two lines at right angles, the point where the "cardo" and "decumanus" cross, hence where the four regions come together." Matthew Brown - "The Gate of Heaven"

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy 62 RuthAnn!

To celebrate RuthAnn's birthday I thought I would post some of our favorite photos and a few personal comments.

Remembering Hna. Sense, (pronouced Sensay), at her little stall in La Parada
She wanted to give us some mangos.

At the archaeological site known as Aspero. It dates to 3200 BC. It is the
oldest urban center and temple complex found to date in Peru and all of the 
We are at a gift shop in Tucume.  This was part of a complex of ruins known'
as the Sican Lambayeque, dating between 800 and 1300 CE.  The lady
with RA made this small tea dispenser and box. 
Accompanied by some school kids we stopped and enjoyed the shade of 
this algorobo forest. It was a beautiful oasis. Carob beans grow on these trees. 

It was time to treat them to fruit smoothies when we were finished with our tour. 
Having lunch with Walter one of our several favorite taxi drivers. The food
north of Lima is very very good. 
We visited a Pre-Inca site south of Lima known as Pachacamac. Can I say 
I think I take good photos?  Maybe it has to do with someone being very
happy here in Lima Peru. 
Above Cusco. It will be hard to leave all of this behind. 
Huayna Picchu in the background. It is family that will bring us back to Utah.
At Abel's baptism last week. Meeting the familia Palma has been one of our
special experiences in Peru. We are very happy for him. 
JT, James Taylor, is one of our favorite writers and performers. There are not any more JT concerts scheduled after our arrival home, at least at the present. This verse is for you on your birthday.

I feel fine anytime she's around me now,
She's around me now
Almost all the time.
If I'm well you can tell that she's been with me now,
And she's been with me now
Quite a long, long time -
Yes, and I feel fine. Happy Birthday RuthAnn!


  1. Thank you for a wonderful day, and for this time in Peru.
    Life is great, and I love living it with you.

  2. Sorry I missed the actual day, we were camping at the Malad summit camp ground. I though of you though mom. I love you. I can't wait to spend some time gardening and canning with you this summer!