Sunday, July 19, 2009

Home Report

Recently, I've been struck by the beauty I took for granted when I was growing up. It was just the way it was. Once I moved away, I saw that the "way it was" is not the way it is everywhere.

When I'd go back home, I noticed the way it had been all along. (I really DID grow up in a dry state. There really aren't TREES outside of mountains or parks or yards.) And I started to regard that little part of the world as unremarkable. "It's brown! It's dry! It's ugly!", I'd whine. "It's just suburban yuckiness for miles!"...etc...etc...etc.

Lately though, I am amazed at how beautiful it can be. Yes, the mountains may look dusty by August. Yes, there is suburban sprawl. And yes, you can see it all exposed as you whiz by on the freeway (unlike the towns tucked behind the East Coast curtain of forest), but wow, Utah can be beautiful! Wanna see?







I love the land where I grew up.
It is part of me.

7 comments:

J.B. said...

Ooh, ooh, me to, me too!

Beverooni said...

I just posted some new pictures on my blog of where we are living now. The one thing about Utah is that about every 15 minutes or travel time the scenery totally changes.

Just like Dorothy, "There's no place like home. There's no place like home."

Now, show us that sewing machine!!!!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Yep, I'm kind of at the same point as you! I never thought I'd go back to MN. but I can sooooo appreciate it now... Glad you had a nice trip. Can't wait to be back to my other home. NYC. ;-) see ya soon my friend!

Hi from B!

Jessica said...

I've been driving through the town where I went to college and am constantly thinking "I need to bring my camera." But as I drive home I realize there is so much comfort and beauty in the town I live in!

Alexis said...

I've been to Utah a few times in different seasons and I always think it's gorgeous! So different from my home, which is the North East.

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

beautiful indeed!

Anna said...

I have such great memories of UT. I'd be happy with living there one day. So pretty.