Saturday, August 22, 2009

For the Beauty of the Skies

One of the lovely things that I always miss about my mom's hometown of Rexburg, Idaho is the amazing sky. For the most part Rexburg is completely and absolutely flat, and with very few trees or buildings you are left with mostly sky. Rexburg is also a very windy town, so whatever changes in weather you get tend to happen rather quickly. You can see a rain storm coming from miles away.

It rushes through in a matter of minutes, and then you get to watch it leave.


It is really quiet fantastic.


On the Fourth of July we love to just sit in my mom's yard, slathered in bug spray, and watch all the fireworks being lit from all over town.





But no firework show could ever compare to a Rexburg lightening storm. (Do you have any idea how many completely black photos I had to take before I finally caught one of these beauties on film? Let's just say I hit the delete button so many times I developed a callous. It was so worth it).


And don't even get me started on the sunsets. This is the view from my mom's back porch. Every night is a new masterpiece, a new moment of glory, each one an original never to be copied or reproduced. These are worth each and every single bug bite.


It may seem like I keep my head in the clouds, and you may wonder why I love my mom's sky so much...

But if you were surrounded by hoards of wildebeasts on a constant sunburn-popsicle high, you'd look to the skies for a moment of sweet serenity too.




video
(pardon the poor quality of this video, it is my very first attempt at video editing)

10 comments:

Poppy said...

I served my mission in Idaho and I remember the wonderful sunsets. We live in NM now and there are lots of skies and wonderful lightening storms, sunsets and cloud formations. I love sky-gazing!

Amber M. said...

That lightening shot is AMAZING!! We drove through Rexburg on our way to our new home in Spokane this summer...my first time ever to Rexburg.

Amber said...

Normally I would have considered a town like Rexburg a bit of a hole but after spending two years there at Ricks, I truly love it. One of my best friends still lives in Burton (right outside of RB) and it was so fun to visit him last year!

CC said...

Woah! Absolutely incredible sky pics!!!!

Richelle said...

Makes me homesick. My mom's house up on the hill get's the best shot of the sunsets. The lightning shot is great!

amy said...

these pics are just gorgeous!

Ben Eaton said...

Sounds like you are a little homesick.

Sonja said...

oh. my. HECK! That is the cutest dang video ever. Great job! Looks like those kids had a blast.

I also really love big sky country. Nice lightning shot!

I'm glad you are getting settled and that you like your new house and neighborhood, however I can't believe you turned down the mucho green and yellow house with the poop brown hardwood floors. ;)

An Ordinary Mom said...

Those skies are truly amazing. I love watching sunsets and lightning shows.

cellista said...

Beautiful photos! I love cloudy skies like that.