Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My beautiful Utah!

I've been thinking lately about how unique Utah is with it's climate & landscape variations. One person will describe Utah as having huge snowcapped mountains that are generously covered with pines and aspens. Another will describe Utah as a vast red rock desert with delicate rock formations and arches. I completely agree that everyone takes for granted what they have, until they're away. I was remembering a trip I made to Ohio 8 years ago. I remember very well feeling vulnerable and lost with no mountains. It was then that I realized how much I love living against the Wasatch range, and how much I would miss my mountains if I were to leave. 

I've been out the past couple of days with my camera, taking pictures of what I see on a daily basis, so I can share them with those who have never visited Utah, and especially for those who are away from Utah and could use a good dose of mountains. This is just what we see in Utah County alone.

My view to the North: Mt. Timpanogos~

My view to the South: Mt. Nebo~

My view to the East: Freedom Peak, Visible through Rock Canyon~
(Squaw Mountain on the left, Y Mountain on the right)
Another view to the East: Provo Peak, visible through Slate Canyon~
(Y Mountain on the left, Buckley Mountain on the right)

And last but not least, my view to the West: Lake Mountain~

And this is just a small glimpse of what I get to see surrounding my home on a daily basis.
(Sorry for the dingy East pictures, the wind brought in a lot of dust and junk, most likely leftovers from the HUGE fires in Southern Utah last year. When it clears up, I'll take more.)

Isn't it beautiful?


Jaime Theler said...

Love the pics! It sure is beautiful here, and rarely boring :) I love your playlist. I've been on a Peter Gabriel kick myself lately and "Digging in the Dirt" is one of my fav's.

Gerb said...

Waaah. I'm homesick for mountains. : (