Pictures, as promised.
As my sister and I were driving to Prettyboy Reservoir, we were
discussing the fact that when we were children, growing up in Utah and
Idaho, we would sometimes read books that seemed a little silly to us.
"You don't have to say that you run into a fox AND a lizard AND an owl
all in one walk, you know; you don't have to lie to make the story
interesting," we would say in our heads to the book. But after you've
lived here for a while, you realize: maybe they really weren't making
things up. It's a funny realization, to suddenly notice that something
you thought was fictionalized wasn't quite as fictionalized as you had
thought. But it's also nice to be around so much nature, which is why I
whip out my camera when I see a lizard, or a chipmunk, or even lots of
turtles in the same spot. They're still kind of amazing to me.
My chapel (i.e. the one I attend) is Quite Beautiful, as well as a little older than many I've worshipped at.
And, as promised, yet another picture of the Temple. I discovered that on the temple grounds, in the woods surrounding the formal gardens, is a nature trail; this was the one good shot I got from there.