10.03.2008

Arizona Sky



The other day, while we were driving to the gym, my son pointed out the window and exclaimed, "Look mommy! A mountain!" His words made me wince. It was not a mountain. It was a hill. A butte at best. After growing up in Washington State, nothing in the desert even remotely resembles a mountain in my eyes. I grew up with volcanoes in my back yard! With mountain ranges that remained capped with snow all throughout the hottest days in August. People traveled from all around the world just to ski or hike or scale the cliff faces of my mountains, so you can bet that no child of mine will be allowed to think that some dusty desert formation is equal to the majestic cascade peaks.

While the desert may not have proper mountains, it does have other advantages. One feature I've come to love is the endless sky and glowing sunsets. Of course, my husband {being a native} is hopelessly smitten with this place. As I watch his latest video, I feel as if it's a love letter to his home state. And in my own way, I suppose I've become enamored with the beauty that can be found here as well. We are so very lucky.

7 comments:

Hizzeather said...

Beautiful! That was so interesting!

Em said...

Ooh, love this! It makes me homesick! The mysterious Sonoran desert is just in a different kind of realm of beauty...and no where are there sunsets like there are in AZ. No where! :) Thank you for posting this!

And...I don't have kids yet, but I love the Linus blanket you made! I'll have to remember that when my turn comes.

alakim said...

De-lurking to ask about the music your husband used in this stunning video. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

MelancholySmile said...

It's called 'The Beginning After the End' by The Stars. I'm glad you like it!

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momof3crazykids-Val said...

Man I miss that AZ skyline and sunsets. That makes me homesick though I haven't live there in 13 years, I visit every summer.

Emily said...

I grew up in AZ and haven't been there for years. It makes me miss it (one of the few things I can say I miss about AZ...). And it's funny, because I married a WA man so we've essentially flip flopped!

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