January is here. I didn’t make resolutions. I made lists. I love Utah. That is because I love seasons and Utah has them. From red rock cliffs to snowy mountains to the grandeur of the Great Salt Lake at sunset . . . Utah is a wonderful place to live. January is a month for getting going. Resolving. Accomplishing. Whatever I want to accomplish in the house will need to be done in the next three months. Because spring comes. When spring comes I want to be outside. In summer I especially want to be outside. For today, I am mesmerized by an early morning snowfall. Not a real storm. Just a beautiful, quiet snowstorm.
So, I spread the birdseed along the railing of the deck and watched from the window. Before long there were doves and a surprise magpie. Juncos and finches of every kind. Yesterday a hawk interrupted the birdseed picnic by swooping in, under the deck, and flying away with a little finch in his talons. Sad. For the finch.
We have lived in other places. Traveled here and there. I love Utah for a million reasons. Mostly because it is HOME.