Between the mountains, and the meadows.

 Our new neighbors.
It's pretty awesome to have an elk farm next to us.
It's across the meadow, but we can sit on our patio, and watch the elk graze and move through the fields.
We have been told that when Fall comes, the elk start bugling. We've been told that it is quite an amazing thing to see and hear.
 There are a few that are starting to re-grow their antlers. You can just make out new antler growth on the elk in the far right of the photo; with his head down, drinking from the trough.
 The beautiful mountains are right above us!
Looking out my windows, I see the mountains and the meadows.
 Deer in the meadow.  Early mornings, and evenings, the deer graze in the meadows.
 This is the view from our kitchen windows.
We also have lots and lots of birds in the meadows.
In fact, there are a few that have previously made our front porch their nesting place.
I need to fix that.
I'm thinking an owl decoy will do the trick.  I'd like to keep the swallows from re-building a nest above our front door.
We have been so blessed, and every morning when I wake up and look out our windows, and see the elk, the deer, and the birds I get a little warm spot in my heart.  We are so blessed that we are able to live here. 
It's my favorite house ever.
Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm so grateful that I'm able to fall asleep to the crickets chirp and wake up to the songs of birds in the meadow.  Life doesn't get much better.
~I'm so grateful that Spencer was able to play the bagpipes at the graves of our loved ones that have passed on.  In the Manti cemetery, when he was done playing at the graves of my grandparents, a woman came up to us and thanked him from the bottom of her heart. She had lost her husband many, many years ago and was so touched by Spencer's playing of amazing grace.  She had lost her husband when he was just 29. 
~I'm grateful that my durn root canal is done, and guess I'll be getting a new crown later this week.


  1. Karen,
    How wonderful to have such great views all around your new house, so glad you are happy there. Looking forward to more pictures.
    Nancy Jo

  2. What gorgeous views you have! I know the feeling of gratitude you describe here. Wishing you many blessings in your new home.

  3. How wonderful! Good to hear from you. Did you fix up your other house with the idea of "flipping" it? I loved your other place. Where are pictures of the new place? Curious minds want to know. LOL!
    So thankful you like your new house because I thought your last one was pretty awesome...I can't imagine what this one must look like. Did you get done with your son's place? Just so you don't have to worry about mudslides or sink holes.....or fires.....I think climate change is here to stay. Congrats on your new digs and much happiness to you and your family.

    1. Thanks Sam.
      Nope, we were planning on staying at our homestead.
      Things changed and we changed location too :)

  4. You are definitely not on Main Street! It's beautiful. I can't wait to see your new projects (I know you'll have them). We always have swallows make mud nests in the corner of our porch. I temporarily taped a soda can in the corner to stop them. We will need to put a piece of 2x4 there and paint it to match the porch. They're pesky.
    I'm off to the dentist today. I think I have a fractured tooth and hope I don't need a root canal.

  5. What a beautiful place to live. I love the elk!

  6. It looks like you're now living in the country, beautiful views.


  7. How awesome is this??!!! Beautiful views! Love it......when do we get to see the outside of your new home?? Did I miss it? I'm So happy for you, are truly Blessed! Roxie

  8. Very pretty. I have never thought about elk before. Are you going to show a picture of your new house? I thought your other one was so pretty. Were you planning on moving?
    Sorry I am so nosy. I wondered where you had been and what you have been doing. You have been very busy.

  9. Oh wow, beautiful views, Kerin! I am fascinated by the elk.

  10. You've got some pretty good views there! Can't wait to see more of the new place!

  11. Beautiful view!! And so fun to have the elk farm near you to watch! Thanks for you sweet comment on my blog today!! Always makes my day!! Wishing you a beautiful week! xo Heather

  12. Kerin, what a fabulous view. Thanks so much for sharing it. I'm glad your root canal is done and good luck with your new crown.

  13. You sound very happy with your surroundings. : ) Sounds and looks like a wonderful place to live.
    Much happiness to you.

  14. I love your views and I love your posts . . .
    Sending you Happy Days sweet lady . . .

  15. Hi Kerin!

    How beautiful! I love to hear elk bugling - one of my favorite autumn sounds! What a beautiful place to live, I love that area . . . very peaceful indeed!!


  16. Kerin
    It is fabulous!
    I love your view of God's handiwork all around you!

  17. Such beautiful views and how lucky can you get having an elk herd right outside your door- WOW!

  18. Kerin, you must live just this side of heaven!! So beautiful. We heard an elk bugle once in Yellowstone. That was pretty amazing and it was only one. Can't imagine how it will be for you..Happy Thursday..Judy

  19. You have some awesome views from your windows, Kerin! Such beautiful scenery and all the wildlife, too...doesn't get any better than that! I wish you every happiness in your new home!

  20. Hi Kerin, wow what great views....makes me miss our place in the mountains of northern Utah...We had all sorts of critters in our yard..moose, deer, elk. It was wonderful. And in the winter, everything white with snow...sigh....

    You're so blessed my friend. :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your encouraging words and prayer for us and for mom. She is doing well. :)

    Take care, Janet W ((hugs))

  21. You certainly do have fabulous views, Kerin. I hope you're settling in and feeling at home in your new place.


  22. Wow, what a view!
    Great things to see each day.

    Love you new background.

    M :)

  23. What an amazing thing to behold - nearly difficult for this flat-state Yankee to even imagine. It's gorgeous.

    Wishing you the very best in your new abode. Are things settling in then for you?

  24. You live in paradise! Lucky you! Looking forward to seeing what happens during the seasons to your mountains and meadows. Mimi


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