I live in the northern part of Oregon's Willamette Valley, almost exactly half-way between the state capital of Salem and the largest city in the state, Portland. It is an area rich in history and has an abundance of extra-ordinary everyday beauty. My business carries me all over the area, from farmland and rural settings to deep into the interior of city streets. Whether I have to be in the countryside or in the urban forest, I can't help being a happy and grateful man, privileged to be living in such a place.
It's true that all places have their own particular beauty, whether it's a vast desert, a majestic mountain range, or the bustling and congestion of a city. All you have to do is look for it with an eye for appreciation. Here is an excellent time lapse video of the place I call home.