As someone who just moved here in October of 2021, I have to say that Helena truly is a beautiful place. I had visited Montana a few times before moving here, so it was not altogether new for me, but visiting a place is not the same as living there.
I was born and raised in California, so I am no stranger to the beauty of the natural world. The California coast is one of the most breathtaking places you could ever see, but it’s very different from the landlocked mountains here that seem to reach high enough to brush against the heavens.
I love looking out over Helena from my vantage point at the church, and seeing the snow-covered mountains in the distance. The way the mountains encircle the plains where the city rests is so beautiful.
This is the first time that I’ve lived in a place where it snows, and even after a full winter of snow, seeing it falling from the sky still captivates me. I love the way that it covers everything in a blanket of white, and how it takes on the slightest of pink hues when the sun is setting.