Friday, September 18, 2009

Utah Splendor and excitement


I have some amazing pictures and stories that accompany them to tell you about. But, the greatest thing is the peace and tranquility of this place. It is simply amazing.... So serene, inspiring and most of all, healing.

I was out yesterday, getting pictures of some far off deer, when I spotted something out of the corner of my eye.. hmm, I thought.. this looks interesting. I took a few steps further to find the cutest little black and white creature.. yes, you guessed it.. a skunk...

Well, you know my curiosity... yes, I took a step closer to investigate... Carefully, mind you.. I am not a total idiot.. With camera in hand, making sure his rear never faced me, I took some amazing shots of it, tail fanned out and everything.. It was AMAZING.. Then as quickly as the skunk appeared, I heard THUMP, THUMP, DA DUMP.. Off to my right, a heard of beautiful deer came thundering by me. I was not quick enough to get a focused picture, but trust me the sounds were as powerful as the animals muscles as they bounced up leaping through the air.

Just when I thought that I had seen all the country had to offer, we took a trip to the reservoir the next morning. First, we went to the bridge and walked down into the magnificent canyons that bordered the perfectly green water. I was able to see the trout swimming in the water below and surrounding the rocks. Oh, how I craved to jump into the spectacular magnificence of the water.. However, the law permitted my doing so.

With a sly smile, my cousin suggested we travel to the marina, so that I might dangle my toes. I walked down to the boat ramp, into the water, until it reached my thighs.. Yes, it was very chilly.. Then I followed my companions onto the docks. I can not describe the perfectly, green color of the water or the temptation that arouse inside of me. But, I looked over and got the nod I was waiting for... Fully clothed I ran, jumping to emerge myself into the splendor.

As you can imagine, it took my breath, the briskness of the water was freeing. Yet, the coldness soon faded into sheer excitement...

I am going today to watch the salmon run, I am sure it will be as incredible as the days prior..

I wish, I could share the views that my eyes have witnessed, first hand... Unfortunately, all I may offer is pictures.

~River Girl

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Miss you all


I miss you all, terribly!

You probably won'ts see much of me anymore, for I have lost my job and am heading to Utah next week.. I have had some terrible tragedies in my life and will fill you all in soon..

You know who I am talking to .. I MISS YOU!