Here is a lovely shot of my backyard. I hope this gives you a little flavor of where I live. It is quite an adjustment from the Midwest, but a good adjustment. To get to the grocery store I have a 40 mile drive, but it's a beautiful drive along Lake Roosevelt through pine trees and is quite scenic. Today I saw a deer on the side of the road and a family of geese were using the smooth asphalt as a runway for take-off.
These other two picture are just down the steep hill behind my house too. We hike down and back up a couple times a week. There is such beauty in nature and I am soaking it up.