more mountains

utah-5033Snow-capped peaks near Santaquin, Utah (south of Salt Lake City). I am still in awe of these spectacular mountains which are a part of the Rockies.utah-5034I don’t remember appreciating these glorious views so much when I lived here.

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
― Andy Rooney

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  1. Spectacular, Gunta. It is interesting how sometimes we can only appreciate things while looking back, hah. Great quote by Andy Rooney – always liked him ornery and all πŸ˜‰

    And PS: Your photography simply gets more amazing with every visit I pay here.

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    • Rooney surely was a wise old curmudgeon. Understand that I think it’s marvelous that you get to experience the man-made phallic symbols at their utmost, but I am so much more drawn to the polar opposite away from the hustle and bustle. Mother Nature always does it better. πŸ˜€

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    • I grew up on the East Coast and was totally awed at the Rockies when I first saw them. They are the Continental Divide after all. My husband (born and bred in Oregon) was a bit taken aback when we crossed the Cumberland Gap on some of our travels. Needless to say, after living in the Rockies, he was UNDERwhelmed by this mountain crossing he’d read so much about.

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    • That’s the way I feel about the coast. The mountains are a close second in that category. Luckily I have the Coast Range and the Cascades nearby, though they aren’t quite as grand as the Rockies. I lived in the area pictured above for 14 years and loved the mountains, but missed the ocean and the milder climate (mostly it was the better climate that had us moving west.) But it was sure great to see those majestic peaks again.

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    • I was so lucky having those magnificent clouds with the sunlight peeking through in places. This was truly a wonder-full week all around. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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  2. Everytime I travel to a beautiful place, I tell every local I encounter – never take this for granted! My friend has the most beautiful view of the mountains in Denver on her way to work, I always tell her to take that in everyday!

    Beautiful pictures and reminder to absorb our surroundings (:

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  3. One thing I enjoyed about my 6 months in Pueblo, Colorado was topping the small ridge and being able to see Pikes Peak to the northwest. Something about snowcapped mountains is uplifting for me. Now that we are aiming for McMinnville instead of Corvallis I am hoping a glimpse of Mt Hood is in my future often.

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    • So you’re going for the home of the Spruce Goose, eh? Farther from me, but closer to Portland. I suspect that might be a better choice for a number of reasons.

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    • Ahhh, but it’s pretty wonderful to go back for a visit. I’m thinking back and realizing that it wasn’t so much a matter of taking for granted as other stuff taking precedence… such as life events and dramas and then there was the weather, too.

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    • I do love those mountains so much. It was almost a shame that the weather was so perfect while I was visiting. It very nearly made me forget why we left there in the first place. πŸ˜€

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