I have a bit of a fall foliage obsession. Every year near the end of September I start feeling this wild yearning to get to the fall foliage. It’s like this unquenchable thirst that is swirling around in me and everything in me just wants to get me there. So let’s talk about how to quench that obsession…at least for this year!
Oh it’s not just fall I am obsessed with. Every little part of nature fascinates me to no end. The buds on the trees in the spring. The sun sparkling through clouds. The way the shadows from tiny pebbles stretch across the pavement in the wee hours of the morning, drops of rain on a leaf. I cannot get enough.
But boy, right now let’s talk fall. Because fall is exuberant.
Thank Heavens the leaves tend to show off their gorgeousness around fall break up in Utah. And I do my best to get us there. I want us all to be cradled in that fall glory.
When I immerse myself in that beauty it’s like salve to my soul. I know it sounds dramatic, but it really is a considerably pronounced, almost tangible pull.
Utah Fall Foliage
So here I was in Utah last week.
We were there for Lucy’s birthday and conference. But also for my fall obsession:)
My sisters and I had a grand plan to do some podcast recording while I was up there, and luckily they share my same nature obsession. And actually, in the “In the Arena” podcast that airs this week we delve into how this insatiable love of nature happened.
At least our theories about it.
So go check it out!
The four of us found ourselves in the middle of all that nature in the middle of our recordings.
Kyhv Peak Road has the best fall foliage right now!
We drove up Kyhv Peak Road which is right at the beginning of Provo Canyon right as the early-morning sun was trying to push it’s way through those thick gray clouds.
And we went crazy with every turn filled with new vistas.
Let me just take you with us for a minute here:
We got out at the spot that leads to Hope Campground.
We visited this spot last year as well, but it looked a little different this time around with the ominous clouds and misty rain.
It was incredibly beautiful in all that mist.
We drove up the dirt road (which was total mud by this time, filled with potholes), to this glory up above:
A little SNOW mixed in there.
We loved these multi-colored grasses that the heft of the snow and rain had helped lay down.
Yep, we love it.
So I just wanted to share with my fellow-nature-lovers.
It was a pretty grand way to start off our morning, and to quench a fall foliage obsession.
If you’re looking, check out this post filled with other places to drink in fall in Utah right about now.