October 2, 2008

this makes everything ok...

so because my morning was a rough one my sweet husband, after 20 or so minutes of begging, agreed to take me to one of my favorite places in the world, strawberry.  and he took me to breakfast.  what a sweetie.  and on the way home he turned around to go past a house that i wanted to see, which was beautiful.  i KNOW, so much sweetness for one day.:)  
for those of you who don't know what strawberry is, first of all if you live in utah, you should  find this place because it's beautiful in any season.  strawberry is a peaceful, beautiful place in the mountains above heber.  there is a huge lake that i have spent many hours on and around fishing with dave and the oldest one.  the two little ones have been jipped when it comes to fishing.  i have also spent many happy days camping and 4-wheeling in the mountains surrounding this lake.  some of my best memories include this area.  so here is a picture of the mountains all golden with fall colors.

well every year round about this time the kokanee salmon from the lake start to swim up the little creek on the south side of the lake to spawn.  they turn this beautiful red color, lay their eggs, and then die and rot on the bottom of the creek to feed their eggs.  (i know it's not pretty people but it's the cycle of life.)  it's one of the coolest things to see and we try to go up every fall.  we were almost too late this year but there were still a few.

they're cool, huh?  well worth the drive. 

and, of course, i had to take a picture of the two little ones with dad.  and would it truly be a blog post if i didn't include it?  i think not.

i'm going to get a little serious here for a sec...
during fall i feel feelings that i don't feel at any other time of the year.  the colors and the beauty takes my breath away and i feel this great thankfulness to my heavenly father for the beauty that he surrounds me with.  i can't for one second think that he doesn't just love us so much...why else would he create a world that holds such beauty?

ok...i had to get it out.  go to strawberry if you can and witness all the wonders of the salmon dying and the fall colors and the cool, crisp air.  you won't regret it.  and thank you big d for turning my f day around.

3 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I've lived in Utah for over 15 years, and have never been! Looks beautiful.

Mindy said...

Ah, fall! I love it, too, and am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for the beauty in this world. I think fall is when he's giving us the biggest hug of the year!

Tanya said...

i love strawberry! i have to say that i love fairview a little bit more, but it's so far away. i love your pics!!! we STILL need to get a smoothie!
i can't wait to see you driving your bus! how fun will that be. maybe i will come on bus runs with you :)

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