I love living in Ivins because we are so close to the wilderness and local wildlife. The beautiful red mountains are right in front of my home, and the desert is just across the street. I can sit on my back porch and carve on gourds for hours and I’m not disturbing anyone with the sounds my equipment makes. I can take a break and walk in the desert for miles on dirt roads rather than pavement. I’ve seen bobcats, foxes, raccoons, coyotes, hawks, roadrunners, and of course, lots of rabbits. Wildflowers are everywhere at certain times of the year and when it rains in Ivins, it pours. Thunder rumbles off the red cliffs and numerous waterfalls are visible for a few minutes afterward. It’s quite a spectacular event. The air is clear and the nights are dark which makes for great star gazing. The sunrises, sunsets, and rainbows are unmatched. I love being just far enough out of the city to enjoy our rural setting and still be close enough to the essentials like grocery stores and restaurants!