Have been road trippin’ for the past few days and now am settled in a cozy basement room with Aunt Suz’s big mancat purring at my feet (and counting myself quite lucky!).
The adventures of the past few days are too numerous to recount here, but a few highlights:
-flash flooding throughout southern Utah. Mud. And rivers of water. And the heady heavy scent of rain in the desert.
-fresh peach pie (heavy on the fresh part), so good that it melted in my mouth
-giggling neices and nephews. Seeing GameBoy and CatGirl watching over their young cousins.
-the familiarity of Mom’s new home, our old futon couch, and looking into a sibling’s eyes and seeing so many years of shared experiences reflected back at me.
-taking pictures of the sunset over the mountains as we drove through Sardine Canyon. Loving the wind blowing in my face as I held the camera steady in the window.
-Clouds. The ever-changing splendor of the Cache Valley sky.