A dozen years ago we purchased this lovely town home in Provo, Utah. My husband loved it because all those east facing windows gave us views of the Wasatch Mountains just like he had enjoyed as a boy at his grandmother's home in Draper. My daughter took this picture near the time of purchase. Just look at those little trees out front.
Twelve years does make a difference. Look at those tree now. They are as tall as the house!
Now when we look out our windows in summer, we feel like we are living in a tree house.
It provides shade from the morning sun and feels charming. Luckily, there are also still views of the mountains. This morning I noticed that the trees are starting to turn yellow.