Friday, October 10, 2014

Beautiful Idaho

The beginning of June is a lovely time for a wedding, but Dear Husband and I have discovered it is not the best time for celebrating an anniversary: Early June finds us coming (from Jordan) or going (to the States), just arriving, or, if we are in Jordan, attending a myriad of end-of-the-school-year-events. Not that anniversaries must be celebrated on the day or even the week, but Dear Husband and I tend to loose the plot when it comes such things.

This year, our 29th year of marriage, we traveled to the States a little bit early and so were somewhat settled in beautiful Idaho by the first week of June. There was one, and just one weekend, during which Dear Husband and I could get away for a couple days, and a friend offered their country cabin in McCall--we were off! Two days together at the front end of a full-to-the-brim summer was perfect.

I can't remember when I last visited McCall in early June. Perhaps I never have. The meadows were still green and I saw many Idaho wildflowers which I'd never seen (or noticed) before. Unlike my beloved Jordanian wildflowers, these will have to remain nameless as I do not know their names, and I haven't had time to look them up.

Dear Husband and I spent half a day at Ponderosa Park hiking our favorite Lily Marsh Trail, continuing on to Osprey Point. Enjoy the scenery!

Osprey Point overlooking Payette Lake

Deer-spotting was a joint effort. Dear Husband found the tracks, and I found the deer. After 29 years of marriage, we're getting better at working together. 

 I love that Dear Husband share a deep appreciation for the beauty of God's creation, and that we can enjoy it together.

I was feeling badly that I am so far behind on blogging the very special times our family enjoyed together this summer, but seeing images of beautiful Idaho and remembering those times has brought me refreshment on this gray, dusty Mafraq day. Seriously, we had a dust storm today with winds so strong that it we lost electricity for hours. Yes, perfect timing for some Idaho summer memoirs.

1 comment:

Holly Newman said...

Lovely Melissa, thank you for the reminder of how beautiful Idaho is.