This is a bi-weekly blog posting of awesome landscapes, remarkable close-ups, and endearing portraits taken for your enjoyment all around Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho.
When I was a boy most Sundays after church my family would go for a long drive out of town. Dad and Mom would load all four of us children into the Rambler station wagon and we'd head out to explore the countryside of Central California. I never knew where we were going I just enjoyed the ride. We would drive down quiet mostly empty roads past farms and fields with horses, cows, or crops and through small sleepy towns. Whenever we reached a crossroads my dad would pause and then turn onto the road that would take us farther away from home. Finally when sun was starting to go down, dad would head back towards the city. We would arrive usually after dark. Tired and hungry we would have supper and go to bed where my mind would reflected on the memory of the wonderful sights I'd seen.
When my wife and I first moved to Cache Valley, 23 years ago, we would often go on our own Sunday drives. Loading up our five children into the Ford AeroStar minivan we explored beautiful Cache Valley and the surrounding mountains, small cities, and rural towns. From Blacksmith Fork Canyon, to Newton Reservoir, historic Main Street in Logan, to Bear Lake, and all the areas in between were enthralled by this picturesque part of America.
Clarkston, Utah. A view from about 9000 West 10900 North just north of Clarkston, Utah.
To me Cache Valley is an enchanted and peaceful paradise and I still love to explore it. Only now I take my camera's with me to capture the awesome sights I see. Winter, spring, summer, and fall the valley is always changing and there is always something new to amuse me, to amaze me, and to take my breath way.
Now that I'm retired from business and a stay-at-home dad with more flexible time I'm committed to photographing and sharing the many wonders of Cache Valley I come across. I hope you'll subscribe to my blog, "Cache Valley Views," to join me on my journeys of exploration all around Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho. I sincerely hope the images and stories on this blog will encourage you to go out and see these wonderful sights for yourself. To take some of your own long Sunday drives.
Edge of Cutler Marsh looking Southwest towards Mendon Peak in the Wellsville range.