*This post was sponsored by KILZ(R) Paint & Primer as part of an Ambassador program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I grew up in Ohio, surrounded by trees. I fell in love with the feelings of peace and solitude that are created when trees fill your world with the sounds of rustling leaves that always sooth the soul. Some of my favorite memories were created while sitting under a large shade tree while reading a book, having a picnic, or chatting with a good friend. I’m not sure what it is but for some reason, I belong in the trees.
Years ago, I left Ohio and I moved to Utah. Utah is a very nice, safe place and if you go up the canyon, just 5 minutes away, there are plenty of trees. There are trees by our home as well but trees must be planted here and watered. They don’t grow as tall and they are much more spread out and sparse. Plus, they aren’t the same kind of sturdy, reliable trees that I grew up with.
When we bought this house, the thing I liked most about it was the trees. There were 8-10 large cottonwood trees and when I sat beneath them, I felt like I was home.