Hello & Welcome! My name is Paige Blumenthal and I live in Southern Idaho.
Idaho has a beautiful and varying landscape from the rolling forested hills of the North, to the sagebrush flats further South. I, myself, live in South Central which is dominated by the sagebrush steppe. It includes valleys, canyons, rivers, lakes, mountains, creeks, and springs. Waterfalls pour out of canyon-sides. Hot springs steam in a winter landscape. Rainbow trout glide through creek beds. Sage Grouse dance among shrubs. Sturgeon gather in holes along the Snake. And red-tailed hawks soar above it all.
At first glance, one might pass off this sagebrush dominated land as barren. A closer look soon reveals the life and beauty that blooms in this high desert.
I have roots stretching deep into this land, like the seemingly never-ending cracks reaching across a dried up desert floor. My ancestors, the Greys and Jones, settled the Salmon Tract where I was born. From this ancestoral line, I also have Nez Perce blood pumping through my veins – shooting roots directly into the soil. I feel that sense of belonging. Of place. Of home.
There are many places yet for me to explore on this land I call home, and many to revisit. I hope you’ll come along.
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