Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Way We Are: Where do you hail from?

Sometimes this blogging world feels so small. I swear I wave at all you guys every morning when I walk out of my house! It always surprises me to find out that you don't ACTUALLY LIVE NEXT DOOR. That some of you are just going to bed when I'm waking up. It's kind of an incredible concept to me. So that's my question this week.

Where do you live?

As for me: I live here. Right at the foot of my* mountains in Utah.


Aren't they beautiful? They're not always snow-covered like this, of course. In fact, they've hardly been snow-covered at all this winter! Between yesterday when I took this picture and today, a lot on the lower mountains has already melted away. But still-- white, green, brown, gray-- I love to call these mountains home.

(*And yes-- they're MY mountains! They've even got my name on them! That mountain there on the left has a big G on it. It's snow-covered and a little hard to see, so I'll zoom in for you.)


(See it? The three mountains to the left of it have a P, an E, and a G. Over a few mountains to the right is the Y. )(....Okay, so only the G and the Y are really there, but still. I'm claiming them as mine. :))

Is the place where you live a forever home for you? Or one for just a little while?

53 comments:

Cristina said...

I hail from CT

your mountains are beautiful :)

Lan said...

I'm one of those peeps who is going to bed when all you northern hemisphere guys are waking up! I guess Australia is my home, but I feel like I haven't really found my "home home" yet.

Valerie Hartman said...

I live in a rural, small town community north of Baltimore, Maryland for the past 8 years. I spent a lot of years in Texas (Houston and Dallas areas) and have lived in 9 other states.

How cool to have your own personal mountain for inspiration!

S.P. Bowers said...

I miss mountains soooooooo much. My mountain, though it didn't have a letter on it. Nuts, now I'm homesick.

I live in Georgia, nice place, nice people, different culture, no seasons. Sigh.

Three more weeks and I'll be back to the mountains for a visit!

Steph Sessa said...

Philly for now, though I just got into grad school in Boston and LA so I might be moving soon. Haven't decided yet!

Nick Wilford said...

I live in Carluke in lowland Scotland. Small, semi-rural town about half an hour from Glasgow, so we're a bit in the sticks but can still get to the buzzing metropolis. I hail from Brighton, though. I'm not Scottish at all but my wife would never live elsewhere!

It's funny to think how widespread our community is. Most of my comments come when I'm asleep!

Mara Rae said...

I'm originally from (near) Los Angeles, but since then I've lived in Nor Cal, England, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, San Diego, and now Virginia. I'll be adding Russia to that list shortly :)

Delia said...

Those mountains are gorgeous! I hail from New Hampshire. (Hi, Connecticut! *waves*)

Liz Fichera said...

I'm originally from Park Ridge, Illinois but currently live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Those mountains are gorgeous! We even had a little snow this week in Phoenix.

Eve said...

Oh I haven't seen real snow in so so long. I miss it. I'm sure I'd freeze to death but still.

Me I live in North Florida. Where it's almost always hot and humid. You can drink your water by breathing in the air but you sweat it all off just walking to the main box in the blistering sun. Haha. Maybe it's not that bad but sigh it is too hot for me but I know not where else to go.

Faith E. Hough said...

Those mountains are so lovely! I used to live in the Adirondacks, and I miss them sometimes. Now I'm from CT--have been for the past ten years, and hopefully forever. Though I'd come to terms with Provence or Malta if I had to.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I live in Cornwall, England. I've always lived here, and probably always will, although the towns may vary. It's got everything - sea, moors, big towns, small towns, riverside pubs, farmland and a nice bridge (The Royal Albert Bridge).

I love your mountains!

Z said...

I hail from the base of that mountain that has a Y on it :) It's a temporary home...if all goes well with my hubby's grad school application we should only be here for another 3 years. After that...who knows? Hubby wants to be an Air Force chaplain, so we could be anywhere!

John Teal said...

Im reading sat in a semi sunny Oldham which is on the hilly, but not mountainous outskirts of Manchester, England.

RJRdaydreamer

Cassie Mae said...

I'm just under the Cassie Mountains, on the opposite side of the valley :)

Kristine said...

And I actually do pretty much live next door. Just a little closer to *your mountains. :)

Ruth Josse said...

I'm a Utahn too. But you already know this. My mountains are much shorter than yours but I love them nonetheless. :)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I'm in Weber county. So ... sort of close, but not really. :) And Utah is our home, so we'll be around here forever. :)

Stacy Henrie said...

I'm orginially from California, but I've lived in Utah for many, many years. I do wish we had a beach here :), but I love the mountains too!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Those mountains are gorgeous. Lucky you. We don't have those kinds of mountains in New Jersey, but we have beaches and lots of open spaces and farm land, so I'm happy.

Angela Cothran said...

How did I not know you were really my neighbor? I'm just down the street in AF :) Those are my mountains too! We should get together in real life!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Sorry, Peggy, but the Big T can't be yours . . . because it's mine.

*gets out my nunchuks*

Just try and take it from me.

;) I love these mountains. When we lived in Sacramento, one of the things I hated was that everything was so flat. Great place for riding a bicycle (all right, and river rafting), but no mountains very close at all.

A W Exley said...

I live in New Zealand, on the plains of rural Canterbury. Otherwise known as the plains of Rohan if you are a LOTR fan :)

I'm just waking up and having my coffee as you are getting ready for bed.

Amanda Olivieri said...

Wow, what a view! I'm from Long Island. No mountains, but we have beaches :)

Carrie Butler said...

I'm from Ohio (the part where the Midwest overlaps Appalachia). :)

Elodie said...

Well...This is a difficult question. I am pretty sure the place we currently live in won´t be forever home but I have learned several things in the past years:
1. My home is with my hubby (no matter where it is :D)
2. But I also still consider the house of my parents my home (it´s where I grew up, I lived there for 18 years, my parents live there)
3. Other places are very close to my heart: the place I lived in the US, the first apartment hubby and I shared in Germany...
:D It´s actually a complicated question :D

So...I live in Germany, currently in Mainz (but we already moved several times around the area).

I am from France - small village which I love...:D

And I used to live in the US (Maryland...) :D

Joshua said...

What is it with Utah and bloggers? And authors? I feel like I'm missing out. All I can see right now is yellow pollen covering everything.

Melissa Sarno said...

I love this. Your mountains are breathtaking. Is this what you see every day? I am in Brooklyn. The cherry blossoms are in bloom :)

Imogen said...

I hail from sunny Australia. Well, soaking wet Australia at the moment.

Anywhere I live is home while I'm there. I've moved around so much in my life that I'm quite used to having home in a different house. As long as my family's there, it's home to me.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Wow... that's beautiful. I'm from Iowa and it doesn't look that pretty. Sometime I'd like to live near the mountains. :)

This is a really good idea... I might use if for one of my A-Z posts... (borrowing, of course). :)

Hannah Hounshell said...

I'm from Ohio, myself. That might change in the future, but for now I'm here to stay. :)

Jessie Humphries said...

Am I really the only one from vegas?

Taffy said...

Excuse me? That mountain you're claiming is my husband, Garth's, mountain!
That is how we all know we're getting closer to home. The "G" mountain!

Leigh Covington said...

I hail from Utah too! And I love the mountains here! They're so beautiful, although I like them better without snow! lol.
And I swear there is a P somewhere. Hmm - maybe up Weber Canyon. I can't remember for sure.

Jillian said...

What a great idea!

I'm living in Oregon, which I plan to make a forever home even though I moved here only six months ago. Before that I was in Maryland, and I originally hail from PA.

Kelley said...

I'm so far away from everyone! No mountains here in good ol' Wisconsin!

Mama J said...

Like John Teal, I'm from Oldham in the UK. Perhaps we're neighbours!

Colin Smith said...

I'm originally from the UK, but am now a US citizen, and have been living in NC for about 20 years.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I'm from the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York, which is also very beautiful. But I have to say, this is the second photograph of Utah I've seen this week that has made me say, "Wow!" Utah is gorgeous!

Shallee said...

I live just a hop, skip, and a jump from you! I've lived here my whole life, but I'll be moving to Las Vegas this year. I'm excited about it, but sad to leave my home and mountains. Home is where my family is, though, so I'll be happy anywhere. :)

Emily R. King said...

Western Washington is my home. I love the lush greenery, moody seas, and gray skies. It's a fabulous place to live. BUT I once called your mountains home. Utah will always hold a special place in my heart.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Your snowy mountains look just beautiful! And about as far removed from my outlook as is possible to be! I live in volcanic Lanzarote. Never any snow and always warmish - in fact red-hot in summer! But I just love it!

Charlie Holmberg said...

It takes me about half an hour to drive to your mountains. ;)

The Salt Lake area will always be home to me!

Christina Lee said...

I would claim them too--gorgeous!

Raising my hand in Cleveland--I like my bigger cities!

Coleen Patrick said...

Great post Peggy! I am always surprised when a blogger friend's geography comes into play--how can you possibly be in CA, TX or Utah when I'm in the middle of Virginia?

By the way, if you can't see, I'm waving at you :)

Sarah Pearson said...

Reading all these comments it seems that more of your blogger friends are neighbours than you realised!

As for me, I'm currently living in the North of England, counting the months, (27), until we can move to Wales :-)

tfwalsh said...

The snowy mountains look gorgeous.... I live in a town one hour south of Sydney, Australia. I have huge mountain range behind me and the ocean in front... very nice:)

Connie B. Dowell said...

I'm in Virginia right now, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, though my mountains are very different from yours. For one thing, no snow in the Blue Ridge. It is definitely springtime here and overflowing with color.

E.D. said...

Nice mountaints. The ones around me are of steel and concrete - NYC two decades and counting :-)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Central Oregon. Before that, The Willamette Valley and McKenzie Valley of Oregon. I did live in Salt Lake City for a few months in the mid-80's ... it is beautiful there.

Kathy M.

Susanne Drazic said...

Those are beautiful mountains. I'm from the mitten state (Michigan).
: )

LisaAnn said...

Holy moly! I'm just on the other side of those mountains--in Denver. Waving from my side!

Iain said...

I live in Kent, about 30 miles from London. I grew up in London, but moved out when I got married.
We have some steep hills here, and the view from my garden is of the woods across the valley, but it really doesn't compare to your magnificient view :o)