As many of you know I grew up in a little itty bitty town in Wyoming. My grandfather who is the best man I have ever known is from Texas, so a deep love and appreciation for all things southern was fostered in my heart from an early age. Thus, as soon as I graduated high school I trotted off to attend college in the south. For the most part I consider the south my true home. After all my family genealogy has been traced all across the southern states as far back as the 1600's. So, it's a very, very rare occassion when I get homesick for the northwest. I mean all that snow, no sweet tea, no hydrangea's and nobody says "ya'll"? Ugghh... it really can be too much for this southern girl to handle. But every once in a while, I'm given a gentle reminder of the aching beauty of my homeland, and this country girls heart longs for the mountains and the snow... not very often but once in a while... I have been to each and every one of these places and can assure you that they really are this beautiful in real life. No magical photoshopping here!
We used to camp here when I was little. Growing up mama had an oil painting of this lake in the living room, and next to it was a framed photo taken from the exact place the oil painting had been painted... the water in this lake is glacier fed, which means literally you can put it in a cup and drink from it, without fear of bugs, or germs, or getting sick!
I know people freak out over the Rockies, but nothing in the world is as majestic to me as the sharp points of the Tetons rising up out of the desert. The land surrounding the Tetons is so flat that you can actually view them from more than 300 miles away!
I miss seeing all that wildlife just roaming around!
I think it's time I flew home for a visit, don't you?