Saturday, May 15, 2010

I Have Often Walked . . . . .

I have often walked . . . . . . . . . down this street before!

Sometimes I think that my husband Lee and I take for granted the wonderful mountain scenery around us. After all, we have lived here in the same house, on the same street, in the same city, in the same state, for over 20 years! So I guess it's easy to understand how we may have become overly accustomed to our surroundings.

But every now and then, I'm struck by how truly lucky we are to live in such a scenic area of the country, and at times like these, I do indeed feel humbled and blessed by the natural beauty around us.

I grew up in the Midwest (Kansas, to be exact), but I've long been drawn to the mountains. My first recollection of seeing mountains was during my family's early road trips to Colorado to visit my aunt who lived in Denver.

Later, I went to live in Denver for a time with that same aunt, while attending college there. I've been "hooked" on the mountains from that point on.

I lived in Denver for five years, then moved farther west into the Rocky Mountain state of Utah, and have been here ever since.

The weather here in Salt Lake City has been somewhat unpredictable this Spring, not an unusual occurrence for this part of the Rocky Mountains. The past week has been rainy and chilly. . . but today was quite beautiful.

We started the day with a clear sky, full sun and temperatures in the high sixties. A few scattered clouds found their way into the sky later in the day, but luckily, the high clouds brought no rain.

By late afternoon, when I decided to take a leisurely one-mile walk around our neighborhood, the temperature was still mild, a gentle breeze was blowing, and the light was perfect for a few hand-held scenic mountain photos. (Luckily, I had the foresight to take my camera along!)

Even after all these years, I am amazed that these kinds of views can be achieved while walking around our own little Salt Lake City neighborhood, within less than a mile of where Lee and I live.

Thank you all, once again, for visiting my Blog!

And until we meet again. . .may you each have the opportunity to enjoy unique and special views of your own. . . from the street where you live!



houndstooth said...

I'm glad you had the camera, too! What beautiful scenery! I can see why you love it there.

Brizel Handcrafts said...

breathtaking mountain views !
plenty of fresh brisk air, i bet :)

Anonymous said...

Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume..............................................

Cindy said...

Oh, I love the road you walk on. I would love one just like that! I guess I will just have to enjoy looking at your pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Chester said...

It's hard not to be jealous of your beautiful mountains - but I won't be jealous because you are so kind to share them on here with us all.

Good point that we are able to find something beautiful no matter where we are, all we have to do is look!

Thanks for taking me along on your walk
Meesh ;0-)