Thursday, March 1, 2012

1 year today

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." - Douglas Adams

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my arriving down here in Arizona. It has been a year of adjustments. Not all of them easy. But my outlook is better these days and I no longer cry when I look across the desert and don't see the beautiful green forests of my previous home. I have learned to embrace the beauty of the desert and to quit comparing the two. That wasn't fair. Sort of like comparing apples and oranges. 
I am happy being able to pursue my dream of being a crochet designer. That has been a anchor for me when things got a bit rough. And yes it has gotten rough at times. You don't make such a major change in one's life without things getting a bit rocky at times. But I decided that I would not dwell on what isn't and learn to enjoy what is.
So I will continue to share pictures of my new world as I discover the beauty and the joy that it offers me if I remember to open my eyes and my heart to it.
Today I am sharing some of my favorites that I have taken since we started our hikes,

View of the 4 peaks mountain Range

The Salt river in the late afternoon.

The Superstition mountains that I see everyday

Marv thoroughly enjoying himself.

Me on the heights

Pip telling us to get a move on it.......

peaceful waters

Proof there are real trees in Arizona

A pool in the late afternoon.

The desert flowers

The Salt river canyon.

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