Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Wonder of it all



As I was going through all the photos (and there are 100's already) just in the first
13 days,  I was just thinking how lucky and grateful I am to get to 
live this incredible life.




I know this lifestyle isn't for everyone.  
But it is definitely the life I have longed for.



  
Of course there are lots of things I miss.
Like the stability of a home.  Friends and Family.
Good internet service.  A Starbucks around the corner.



But I would and did give it all up
to live this life on the road.

By the way I had a Cafe Mocha from Starbucks yesterday morning.
It was only a 45 minute drive away. 


I used Nancy's Columbine at 50%
And Kims Marabella 50%

I no longer have to wonder if I would like this way of life
because so far I love every minute of it.  Even through the problems
we have encountered already, I wouldn't change a thing.


Living the Dream.

Just to let you know we are up in the mountains just
out of Salt Lake City,  The Campground we are in is called Spruces.
Its in the Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Lots of Hiking and biking and fabulous weather here.
And So Green!


Hugs~


Linking up with 

53 comments:

Barb Brookbank said...

Gorgeous photography!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am so happy for you, I can "see" and feel that you are at a perfect place for you now! Enjoy every single moment my friend.
I woke up at 5.57 AM this morning (unlike me, must be the jet-lag) and saw something processing, it was your uploading your post, we must be at the screen the same time! : )
Thanks for linking up this week at Our Beautiful World, happy to see you here!

Terri said...

Gorgeous shots!

Maggid said...

Thank you for this happy report - for me - it's first thing in the morning - and - you have lifted my soul.

love & love,
-g-

Terry said...

It is beautiful there! Linda, what a great journey you are taking us all on! So happy for you! Hugs!

Heather Jensen said...

So happy to hear you are enjoying your new life on the road. I love seeing all the photos of your adventures. :)

Jacqueline said...

Hi Linda, so happy for you that you are enjoying your new life style!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.
Hugs, Jacqueline

TexWisGirl said...

your photos are just gorgeous! i have no doubt, you will find beauty and gratitude in every place you go!

TexWisGirl said...

your photos are just gorgeous! i have no doubt, you will find beauty and gratitude in every place you go!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I'm also excited that you are getting closer to us :) Loving that I can see these sights you are seeing along this journey. Hugs!!

Crafting Queen said...

You sound so happy, so pleased for you. Love the photos, they are stunning! Have fun. Hugs anesha

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Love these, so pretty!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Love these, so pretty!

Lynn said...

These a re fabulous shots, and I'm so happy to read your adventures..and see America from your lens. I did drop over to Brian's blog and as I said to him this will be such fun to follow the both of you from different camera views...

Audrey Pettit said...

I am sooo glad you are loving your new life! What wonderful adventures you are having. Thanks so much for sharing part of it with us. Your photos are just stunning! No wonder you are so happy being in a place like that!

Deanna said...

Living your dream is what it's all about...so happy you have found yours....along with an occasional Starbucks. Gorgeous photos!! Hugs!

The Artful Diva said...

You're living the dream - so happy for you!

Great photos - makes me want to pack up and head out west!

Kia said...

So much gorgeousness! You sure are living the dream! :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

oh so pretty. I'm sure you are seeing and living with a beauty that few even realize exists. Will you be there in the winter? Is it a permanent change for you? I think this is a lifestyle that I would be able to live as well.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful to read, that you enjoy and love this life :) Your photos are fantastic and I'm looking forward to your next blog posts :)

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hello dearie, so happy to see you joining us at OBW with your gorgeous shots! The Big Cottonwood Canyon... must be gorgeous there and great rock-climbing! Enjoy your stay there! Hugs, Wendy

Lisa Gordon said...

How fortunate you are to be living your dream, and I am so thrilled for you, my friend! xo.

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous photos of your surrounds and the wildlife Linda and Starbucks sound pretty good to me too! Sorry to hear about the trouble with the tyres, not so much fun with that! I'm so glad it got sorted fairly quickly, take care my friend! I am so happy it's all working out and you're enjoying the journey, hugs Gay x

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful images, as always, and I can feel your genuine gratitude for what you have and are experiencing right now in your life. To take joy from all that is natural around you and to appreciate the little things is a wonderful way to live...enjoy this journey, and thank you for sharing it with us. xx

Carol Blackburn said...

Gorgeous photos Linda. I found the link to your hubby's blog and thoroughly enjoyed my trip through it all. He does a fantastic job with it and takes great photos too. I think I probably bored him with the length of my comment though. :) Stay safe!

Jay said...

Love your photos! I just joined Our Wonderful World this week..and if this is a sampling of it, I am going to love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving these photos!! You are amazing!!!

S. Etole said...

What a blessed time of life for you and your husband to enjoy. Lovely photos!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your photographs and so impressed that you are living your dream! Makes you appreciate Everything,doesn't it? THX for sharing your Beautiful sights!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous photo's Linda, you are a true artist! thanks for sharing them with everyone! Enjoy your Wednesday as I am sure you will!

Jane Wetzel said...

Incredible for sure lovely Linda! Wish I was doing the same -enjoy!

Shahrul Niza said...

Hi, Linda!. It's great to see you're enjoying every minute of the new journey :). You've got the best views and the best friends when living in nature. such a wonderful life!. Thank you for sharing gorgeous photos with us at OBW! :) Hugs.

libbyquilter said...

what beautiful photography~!!~
i especially like the shot of the bird. so full of peace and lovely light captured.

thank you for visiting my blog. i'm happy to have discovered yours as well.

:-)
libbyQ

yyam said...

I'm glad that you are enjoying your life right now. As always, your pictures are stunning!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Good that you had the courage to live your dream! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos! Hugs, Valerie

unikorna said...

You are living my dream too....I love being in the middle of wild nature....you are amazinggggggggg

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Wow!! Your shots are always so amazing ... these are beautiful ... I am so glad that you are enjoying your dream ... live it for all of us my friend ... Thanks so very much for sharing your wonderful photos with us at Our Beautiful world ... can't wait to see more!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

lINDA i AM so HAPPY FOR YOU, THE PHOTOS SAY IT ALL, THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!!!!! And hey if you locate a post I can always mail you puertorican coffee, then you won't need a Starbuck nearby;)

mandysea said...

wow.. you show such peace through your lens. The bird photo is such a favourite for me... and the stillness of the mountain and water... its a wonderful lifestyle.
Gorgeous photos

Lisa Graham Art said...

Love that you are living your dream and enjoying it so, Linda. Happy dance for my friend. I will bet you and your husband are laying bricks around you as you do this...indestructible bricks.

peabea.com said...

such great photos. Love all of them, and I always especially love a macro photo clear in the forefront...nice.


Visiting from Tuesday Muse
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Nancy said...

So jealous Linda -- and I can hear the joy in your posts. Beautiful photos -- thanks so much for sharing at TM this week. xo

Becca said...

Oo! It looks so pretty there Linda! Glad you are enjoying the adventure on the road! Lovely photos...especially love the 2 butterflies!

Tracy said...

I've already told you I'm jealous. :-) Those photos just bring home what an amazing journey you're on. Keep sharing! Hugs!

dawn said...

What a beautiful place to be staying at right now, love all these pictures and being surrounded by so much nature. Your new life sounds pretty good to me.
Thanks for sharing these with us!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely beautiful, my dear! So glad that you're having the time of your life! You're so blessed.

Catherine said...

Spectacular!
xo Catherine

Barbara said...

"Gorgeous" seems too weak a word to describe these pictures - I'm quite speechless. I love them all but the one with the beautiful butterfly on the thistle I fell in love with... Enjoy your time on the road - must be something like a sabbatical?

Sandie Edwards said...

Love reading your words, and this journey is such a special one in your lives... your images not only in photography, but in your words is just beautiful.... keep enjoying, even the rocky parts.... one day you will look back and just smile so wide... hehehe (you are now).

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, love the last one ... yellow is my favorite color.

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the stunning photos! I am glad that you are happy with your chosen journey! We followers/ readers can only benefit from your experience! I will look at Starbucks and think of you and hope there is one near you ;)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

So good to see it's all working out for you. It must be an amazing time.

Georgianna said...

Hi Linda! Such beautiful photos! And your joy in your adventure really comes through and is so inspiring. I'm thrilled that you are so happy with your journeys. What a treat it is to share them!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

xo