An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation

One of the reasons I moved back to Utah

  • OMG the yellows….and look at those clouds…PRRRRRTeeee!!

  • Stunning picture!

  • Laurel825

    Postcard perfect.

  • It looks stunning there – I’m feeling the pull of Utah myself just looking at those colours!

  • jen

    Wow, I can almost smell the fresh air!

  • Susie

    Oh, my. GLORIOUS. Thank you for that.

  • perect hue of blue. can’t wait to see the rest of your pics 🙂

  • sclark

    This is my first comment here. I usually just enjoy the posts and photos and keep my comments to myself….but this picture really took my breath away. It’s nice to be reminded that places that beautiful do exist.

  • Beautiful. That’s all there is to say about it….

  • Eleni

    yet again, breathtaking, dooce!!!

  • That is fucking gorgeous!

  • Oh my that IS beautiful!

  • Amazing colors, it looks so bright!

  • Michael

    It’s funny, I think it looks foreboding, with those dark clouds. It also makes me think of the “yellow” scene in Hero.

  • trudie

    oh, wow. i love the yellow of the trees with that shade of blue in the sky behind the clouds. we don’t have a fall in sc really. at least spring is awesome, though! just out of curiousity, do they have any trees that turn red in the fall in utah?

  • I once saw a tree this yellow against a sky this blue in upstate Vermont and it was so beautiful I wrote this little poem that I cannot now fully recall. But it had the phrases “burns bright and gold against my eye/it strikes so hard/my soul bursts open like the doors of trains”

    Anyway, this picture made me remember that moment of transcendent beauty. Thank you!

  • Wow… One of the reasons I still miss Utah, a lot.

  • Really Amazing 🙂

  • Gosh, what a wonderful series of pics this has been! Thanks!

  • beautiful pic!!!!! can’t wait til i move back “home” southern idaho that is:)

  • Tim

    Wow, that is gorgeous. I love fall…how awesome is that new Interpol album…Is that riff on “slow hands?”

  • WOW! Can you send me some yellow leaves? We only get brown or green here in Texas.

  • it’s not true fall yet here in new york. i’m afraid it’s going to skip right into winter.

    but that is gorgeous. i love this dooce-posts-a-photo-everyday thing. although, it makes me want to learn to use my d70 better and i just don’t have time! perhaps someday…

  • Beautiful!

  • Beautiful picture! So talented.

    Aren’t doggies great? I never have to clean off my daughter after giving her a zwieback. I just put her on the floor, and my dog goes to town. What a time saver!

  • parnissia

    Zwiebacks are fantastic.

  • so we punished the mormons by moving them there??? how?

  • Rabooka94

    Even though I have never met Leta, she brings so much joy to my life. You can feel her happiness in this picture. Kids are great!

  • OMGosh Leta is sitting up! All by her self…with a spiffy tee shirt on. Wow time flies.

  • oooooooooooh my. (sigh)
    what a gorgeous gorgeous photo. Incidently, sarcastic journalist, the Mormons moved to Utah of their own accord. I think if we had known that it was pretty, we mayn’t have let them.
    It’s another day of the monsoon season here in southern Oklahoma…

  • Our dog died 3 months ago. (Whoa, nice opening!) Besides the void it’s left in the house, I now have to sweep and pick up food from the floor.

    And the last time I peed in the woods, I got poison ivy on my ass. That was fun.

  • You are so cool and talented! Can I be your friend?

  • Thanks a million for the reminder of how important it is for my sanity to SOMEHOW get out of Texas. I have been homesick for Ireland all week, and now you have plunged me into hellish depression with the realization that there is supreme natural beauty everywhere, except here.

  • Your pictures are always really interesting. I’m enjoying the yellows this week very much.

  • Erin

    Sooooo beautiful. I wish you lived inside my brain and could help me take pictures like that.

  • Sue from Ohio

    I’m pretty sure, no wait, I’m POSITIVE the trees don’t turn that gorgeous shade of yellow around here…must be the Mormon air….

  • That’s gorgeous. Thanks from those of us living in places where there is no fall folliage to admire yet…

  • Wow, that is so beautiful. I would love to have leaves that go straight to brown and crunchy. Leta looks adorable in that tee-shirt! Also, that same amendment passed here. I was really upset, but there are a lot of old people in Missouri. Hopefully, the mormons are a little more progressive.

  • Hank



    Progressive Mormons. Snort. hehehe. HAHAHAHAHA!! Woooooooo! Tell me another one.

  • Just out of curiosity, I wonder how, in learning US history, sarcastic journalist and Kara were led to believe such differing accounts of the Mormon migration to Utah. I don’t mean any offense, I just find it interesting. So which is actually true?

  • arielle

    your proposition 3 is proposition 2 here in michigan. i’m worried because a lot of people aren’t informed as to what it is here, and will therefore simply not vote on it. thus, all the crazy religious voters will vote yes, and we’ll have no way of countering.
    so, thanks for the visability. everyone should know and care!

  • Holy crizzap… we’re psychic! I was just at, because i am a government dork, and I looked at Utahs stats RIGHT BEFORE I CAME HERE, thinking “I wonder what dooce has to say about this”.

    God bless you Massachusetts–all i have to do it buy some land now, and marriage is mine.

    And im totally buying that shirt for my godson if, god forbid, november sucks.

  • Natasha

    Another “amen” for voting no on Proposition 3…thankfully I live in Massachusetts!

    Beautiful pictures.

  • Cate

    It’s been a while since my good girl days, so I’m a little rusty on my Church History. (Yay for recovering Mormons!)

    The Mormons were forced (yes, forced – violently – Extinction Orders, general outright persecution) out of every place they tried to settle – Missouri, Illinois (others, I don’t remember them all). So they made the trek west, and found Utah – a desert nobody else would want, where they wouldn’t be bothered by a country that didn’t want them (but got bothered anyway, different story), and made it their home and made it beautiful.

  • eco2geek

    Here in Oregon, it’s Measure 36. It probably has a much better chance of failing in Oregon than it does in Utah.

    Regarding the Mormon migration, Jon Krakauer writes in *Under the Banner of Heaven* (not recommended — I only made it to page 39) that Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Illinois in 1844, at which point Brigham Young led the Mormons to Utah. So you might say they got run out of town.

    (My favorite Mormon personality is that entertainer, Ethyl — Ethyl Mormon. Ba-dum ching!)

  • How your country can achieve so much with such a high proportion of wingnuts is still beyond me.

    Think of the intelligence of the average American. Now realize that half of them are even dummer.


  • ksea

    Yay the t-shirt!! 🙂 And the baby grin.

  • andre, i’m hoping that “dummer” was your attempt at ironic humor.

  • Is there really any need for intellectual stimulation and cultural growth when there’s just so much television watching and shopping to be done? I have learned to be very sceptical about what historical information to believe, since it often seems contorted to make all the achieving possible.

  • Thanks for posting that about voting, dooce. I kinda teared up a little at your threat of violence.

    Rock on.

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