Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Most Beautiful Spot On Campus

I went running this morning and decided to go on an adventure. I knew there was a gorgeous path on the west side of campus that had been renovated last spring, so I decided to go check it out. I thought the path was gorgeous before, but it is breathtaking now. There's a cobble stoned path, a little creek, and at least four or five waterfalls all winding along this wooded path. I walked in total awe and decided I had to go home and grab my camera. The beautiful path extended across the whole south side of campus and led to this strange unknown BYU Terrace Gardens. What once was known as "Rape Hill" might better be titled "Date Hill" now. It is the perfect venue for a romantic walk or even just a stroll with the baby stroller.
This is was in my own backyard and I never knew it!

BYU Terrace Gardens: Who knew this existed?

 Usually they tell you not to venture too far from home, or to stay on the familiar path. BUT, sometimes I think we have to venture off just a little bit in order to find beautiful surprises. Sometimes the most beautiful places are right under our nose, just hiding a few steps off from the path we take everyday. Robert Frost advised that we take the "road less traveled by" and at least today, it really did "make all the difference."

The Aura of Autumn

Every time Fall rolls along, it takes me back to that one great quote from the movie "You've Got Mail".
"Don't you just love fall? It makes me want to shop for back to school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."
Someday maybe there will be a bouquet of newly sharpened, number 2, soft lead, Ticonderoga Pencils at my door. But really, there is something so glorious about Fall. As Keats puts it, there is a "mellow fruitfulness" about it. I love the colorful reds, yellows, and oranges, the crisp coolness of the air, the crunch of the leaves, and the fashion. Really, Fall has the best outfits: boots, jackets, scarfs...need I say more? Even though it's supposed to be the season where everything begins to die, to me it seems like nature comes to life in Autumn. Maybe it's a last big hurrah before everything dies in winter's slumber.

The Y Mountain

Bridal Veil Falls
Traditional Tree Hugging Picture with Megan
The Autumn Leaves

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Let's do somethig Drastic!"

I'd finished my homework for the day and didn't know what to do with the unusual free time I had, so I decided that I wanted to do something drastic. I decided I either wanted to start a Blog, or join the ever growing network of Facebook. I know, it's ridiculous and rare that a nineteen year old girl like myself doesn't have a facebook account. Believe me, i'm reminded of this fact at least every day. So there I was deciding between a Blog and a facebook. Thanks to some advice from my roomates, I decided to start a blog. (Sorry Facebook, I guess you'll have to wait) I've always wanted to start a blog, but figured that I didn't have anything worth blogging about. I'm void of a cute baby or husband, i'm not a noted writer, and i'm not living anywhere exotic, but i'm living. I suppose my life has lots of stories to tell, and who better to tell them than me? So for those of you tunning in, this is Jenny Thorup about to become the new best blogger.