I'm trying to whip myself into shape and have a good attitude about the craziness that is seeping in little by little as school and extracurricular activities take hold of our lives. When my kids started to mimic me on how sad I am that school is in full swing I decided I better shape up and start being a positive influence.
I'm being good but sometimes, especially when it hit 117 degrees last week, I can't help myself long for the carefree days of summer in Utah where this was my view from the car:I loved how these storm clouds looked as they brewed up some kind of storm.
Note: I did not take these while driving.
...when I was driving and saw something beautiful I commanded whoever was in the passenger seat to scramble and grab my camera or my phone to capture it themselves.
Because some things just have to be captured.
Like how big the sky appears on the drive from Salt Lake to Bear Lake:
And how those wisps of clouds are resting so gently on the hillsides.
These ones were taken by Elle with my iPhone right outside of Heber, Utah.
I just kept saying, "take another one!...ok, take another one! Ok, you're missing this...take one more!" She looked at me like I was a crazy woman but dutifully obliged. It was just so beautiful.
That one above is in a parking lot. It just struck me as so beautiful compared to the gravel-lined variety of parking lots we have around here.
Looking at these makes me want to pack up my bags and drag my family to live there forever...I'll take that little cabin above if it can only stay so beautiful.
But then I remember that it snows in June.
And then I think to myself maybe things like gravel and cacti the air hitting you like you just walked into an oven aren't so bad after all.