Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{the beautiful wild west}

 I journeyed far from home recently, and my travels landed me in the breathtaking states of {UTAH} and {IDAHO}. My eyes alighted on sites that took my breath away. Overwhelming feelings of awe surged through my mind, flooded my senses, as I beheld the grandeur of of these raw and gritty patches of the {WEST}. To realize the uninterrupted allure that this part of our country possesses it quite astonishing.

Everywhere I was surrounded by God's artistry.

I felt a deep respect for the land in the simple beauty of a farm...

 ...considered the humble dwellings that swelled with years of life and living...
 ...realized the escape that the desolation of such a land can offer...
 ...imagined the immensity of God's greatness...
 ...felt the madness of nature in her most inelegant state...
 ...enjoyed the warmth of the landscape in one moment...
... and in the next, felt my smallness in the shadow of a towering storm...
 ...witnessed the change in God's palette...
 ...I felt a surge of happiness at the beauty of simple of things...
 ...I felt keenly aware of God's power in nature...
 ...there was thrill in leaving the {known} behind...
 ...and reverence for the {unknown}...
 ...I experienced the labors of a {local love}...
... and tasted the  proverbial {fruit of the vine}...
 ...felt comforted with the simple order of everyday things...
 ...observed delicacy in color...
 ...regarded Mother Nature with a wary eye...
 ...and admired Heaven from afar...
 ...I perceived the constant and steadfast loyalty in {ONE}...
 ...and the strength and dependability in {MANY}...
 ...I glimpsed a rare beauty, found only in the day's end...
 ...and felt the love and bond of {friendship}...
 ...I felt solitude...
 ...and fear of the unknown...
 ...I felt joy in God's unending gifts of beauty...

 ...and of color...
 ...I understood the perfection of the forest...
 ...my breath caught with the rise of the sun...
 ...my heart soared with her setting...
 ...I was a loving admirer of God's canvas...
 ...and rambled through his gallery, ever aware of his Glory.
I was a {traveler}.
I was a {witness}.
I was {BRAVE}.



5 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

soooo beautiful rae...so beautiful!

Sandi Keene said...

Such a beautiful post, Rae. Those photos ROCK!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is an absolutely beautiful post...both your words and photos!

XO,
Janie

bscmoore said...

Rae, I am blessed that I got to join you and Sandi as a Witness and a Traveler. We are BRAVE.

SueBee said...

Wow! I love the west..

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