I grew up in a not so nice neighborhood surrounded by some of the most mind-numbing raw beauty I imagine I will witness in my lifetime. You know that movie Dead Poets Society? It was filmed 20 minutes from my house. Dang, it is gorgeous there.
I found these pictures online, all taken within 10 minutes of where I grew up.
The first two are from a neighborhood called Arden, which was just a few minutes west of where I lived. The last one is my favorite. It was taken at Bellevue State Park. We used to have church picnics there, and we'd go on field trips there for school. They had lovely "hiking" trails (you can't actually hike at sea level). It was my favorite place to go.
Pretty, ain't it?