Monday, March 30, 2015

Beehives and Other Details

The glare from the rising sun kept me from seeing the beehives on the posts this morning.
Fortunately, my camera didn't miss them.
Eva Bingham Persson took this photo during her visit to the tabernacle a few months before the 2010 fire.
She also took this picture from inside the building.
I took this picture with my zoom lens this morning.
Many of you have noticed that the brick arches in the gable walls have a beehive shape.
I saw many details this morning.
Blooms on the grounds, so beautiful.
I have been scouring neighborhood properties for flowers, but there was no need today.
New trees are everywhere.
They all had buds, too.
More are being planted.
The trees will be even more beautiful when I don't have to use a zoom lens to find them.
I also spied this lotus.
And a fleur de lis, shining in the morning sun.
There were actually quite a few of these.
The morning sun is not predictable.
I learned that this detail in the south lot is in fact a drinking fountain, right where we'll need it.
I'm excited about the beehives.
This morning I focused on the short concrete wall on the left.  A sign for the temple will be here.
The workman on the right is forming rebar for another sign on the east side. 
More critical details are falling into place.
Such as, finally!  A driveway for the underground parking garage.
I'm a big fan of sidewalks, too.
This walkway runs east and west across the south lot.
The way is being cleared for the east side walkway.
A little digging is necessary for the north end of this walk.
Forms indicate the beginnings of stairs.
I had such a lovely time at the site.  Everything was beautiful.
Maybe this counts as looking at scriptures today.
Some of the details are bold and colorful.
These are two of my favorite details.
Some of you noticed this detail last week. 
I tried to see details in the north lot from the Nu Skin garage.
The concrete circles against the temple are the bases for exterior lighting.
Tarps indicate painting.
The south entrance is still a jumble.
We can safely assume this is more organized than it looks.
It appears to be the last bastion of mayhem.
The south lot is lining out.
The pavilion blocks some of the disarray.
Sod: That's a detail I'm watching for.
One year ago Moroni, one of the most striking details, was placed.
All of these thoughtful details make the temple very beautiful. 
What a way to start the day!


Eva Persson said...

Julie, thank you so much for this beautiful post. I am excited for this temple. I certainly don't mind that you used the pictures I had previously sent to you, I am really glad I did.

Julie Markham said...

Thanks again, Eve. I hope to find a way to use the other pictures you sent.

Esperanza said...

I don't understand why they bring in a white fence and then paint it black. There must be a reason for that. They don't bring the lamp posts in white. Any answers?

JayBingham said...

Cool to see some of my Sister's photos in the blog.

Julie Markham said...

They weld the fence parts to the posts, and then paint to cover up the weld marks. The lamp posts aren't welded together. Maybe they use Gorilla glue for those.

Julie Markham said...

Jay, the other pictures Eva sent are interior photos which included the beautiful woodwork. I bet you are the person receiving the award!