Today I miss...

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I have been fortunate enough to live in places with beautiful natural scenery literally in my backyard or a short 15 minute drive away. I realize now that I took these places and the natural splendor they offer for granted.

Spokane, Washington by winter. I loved growing up here.

Spokane by summer. I miss trees. And natural bodies of water.
(PS. Look at that form! Go dad!)

Summer in Utah. Look at the changing colors starting to creep in. And those mountains.
(Taken from half way up Mt. Timpanagos)

Moab, Zions, and all the national parks Utah has to offer. That red rock is striking!

I love Texas, I do. But for some reason the practically flat, mostly dead foliage isn't quite as impressive as some of these places I was fortunate enough to live in and visit. We are trying to make the most of the situation by scoping out all the state parks, and we have luckily found some decent hiking trails. And I must admit that the 75 degree weather was very welcome today.

So the point is, just try not to take where you live for granted. I'm sure once you leave, if you leave, you will miss something (hopefully something) about your current place of abode.

{All photography by yours truly}


Sheri Bird said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Makes me realize how much I take it for granted. I officially invite you to move to Spokane. There is plenty of room for two more accountants, and your Mom would be thrilled!
I love stalking I mean following your blog~

Marcella said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL PICTURES! Wow! Glad you will be back Utah again soon! How is your training going? :)

Angela said...

I love this post. Yes, this earth is a very beautiful place and it is such a blessing to our lives. You have always loved nature, and that is one thing I admire about you. I second Sheri's comment--you are officially invited to Spokane any time (but we understand and support you guys wherever you are! Thank goodness for airplanes). It's a beautiful day here--about 50 degrees and sunny, which is great for February! Miss you.

Jessy Carlisle said...

First of all, great pictures. Second, New Mexico has great mountains. So, move here already!!

Techno Kath said...

I miss Moab...

I'm jealous of your supposed 75 degree weather. I wish it'd creep up north a few miles...

Also, those pictures are fabulous.

Ashton + Brian said...

good advice. i need to hear it sometime! i'm so ready to leave utah, but i will miss all the beauty of it's seasons.

i've never been to spokane. it looks amazing!!