After so much talk on Arizona sunsets, I thought I would post a few lovely pictures that my dear Mr. Darling took last evening. The spring ushers in not only sweet crocus, daffodils, and tulips but also introduces beautiful celebrations of evening as the sun travels beyond the Rocky Mountains.
I so frequently feel blessed to live in such an amazing and diverse area! Discussing with friends the other night Mr. Darling and I realized and appreciated how quickly we can travel to water, mountains, desert, snow or just beautiful grassy fields. All this without a brutal winter or cruel summer. This area is simply amazing!
Being a Florida girl, I occasionally miss the thick foliage, the tree tunnels across streets, and the magic of living near bayous, bays and beaches. I also know that, on occasion, Mr Darling misses the saguaro cacti and conveniently located airport. But, to me, nothing is quite so beautiful as home.
In Relief Society today, the teacher asked where we can go to slow down and be still. After listening to answers such as the temple or out in the mountains, I felt so very very grateful knowing that I begin and end each day in a place that is quiet, peaceful and allows me to see and know the grace of God in all that is around me. These striking (unretouched!) photographs remind me of just how content I am with our home and our lives.