Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Yellow in Utah {November 2012}

Autumn in Utah

Utah is in danger of becoming my favourite US State, a position held for the past two years by a tie between California and Colorado. There are of course still so many states to visit.

My visit to Zion National Park is something I will remember for a long time. There’s the beautiful mountains, the fact that I flew from Scotland all the way to Las Vegas, picked up a rental car and drove up there on my own in my midnight blue VW Jetta – I suppose it was a good time for reflection. The scale of the mountains and the timescales involved makes you feel tiny, yet climbing to the top of those rocks makes you feel strong.

The people were so friendly, the food was great, the temperature cool in the morning and warm in the middle of the day. November is beautiful too, the trees still clinging onto their yellow leaves where at home most are bare.

Then there’s the shopping which I enjoyed, the outlet malls, the cute antique store I found in St George, buying Scrubs in Wal-Mart for my sister and looking at fabrics. Then I won’t forget the Target car park where I found out I’m finally expecting a new arrival in July. I dared to hope after weeping in the shower that morning for no apparent reason; Target was the only place I knew with a pharmacy and a restroom! Then there will also be the huge phone bill as a reminder calling home minutes later.

In Utah I felt like I had nothing to complain about in life, that everything was how it should be – even before stopping at Target. It had a very calming effect on me, climbing a mountain on your own is something that should never be underestimated.


{Linking up to You Capture}

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Zion National Park is stunning. No matter what season. :)
    Beautiful capture!