I love the place where we live. Its beauty stuns me still almost daily. This photo was of the mountains as the first sun rays touched them today.
The forests provide solitude and quiet.
The mountains are omnipresent. They tower over our world and make me smile almost daily.
But some people just don't get it. They buy their Starbucks and Whole Foods meal down in the city. They drive up here and rumble back through a 4WD forest road in their vehicle. Perhaps they notice the beauty or perhaps they are here for some other purpose, like target shooting. Then, they mindlessly leave the evidence of their privileged life behind on the forest floor.
So, after picking up the garbage left by "Evan" and others like him, I go gaze at the mountains to keep my happiness intact.