Lately I've found myself sulking because we don't have a Target, or a movie theatre, or a craft store of any kind, or a mall, or any cheap restaurants. I know it's ridiculous on one hand to want those things, and I even feel guilty typing the words on this screen. It seems so shallow. So materialistic. But the truth is, I do want to go see movies at a theater. And I do want to go to Fred Meyer or Target sometimes. I want to take a class on quilting, or bracelet making or some such thing.
And then I look around me. All I see outside is beauty. Green beauty. Today on my lunch I decided to go out and look at the beauty everywhere. Really take it all in. I want to appreciate the fact that I live somewhere where God's creation is so vivid. Somewhere that time seems much slower than everywhere else. I want to feel blessed for living in such a place as this, rather than sad that it is so small, so remote. Here's some of the beauty I found.
This lake is two blocks from my work and only five minutes from my home.
Aspen trees are everywhere. I wish I could have somehow captured the sound as I took this photograph. It was a tad breezy and the leaves make a really neat sound as they blow in the wind.
This one is just for fun. And because I look smaller than I do in real life. Yes, I am at the point where I post ANY picture of myself where I look smaller than I do in real life. Even if it's just me in a shadow.
I was able to sit on a bench and read my book for a while at lunch. Have you read this book, the Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh? So good! But so sad. I sure hope it ends well.