Our first “assignment” was to bring in photos of our local ferry. Since I live right down from the Kingston Ferry, I just looked back to see what I had photographed in the last year. Here are my offerings. I would love to know which one you like best. This is more “Food for Thought” than food, although the Hot Dogs on the ferry are not bad!
Sometimes I am in awe of our beautiful surroundings and what nature freely gives us to enjoy. This morning is one of those mornings. This is the view I wake up to in the Fall. Cold crisp mornings with glorious views.
Icicles are one of natures wonders that we see lots of in the Pacific Northwest and what a joy to view from inside looking out. Of course with the change in temperature there are often a few surprises that we get to deal with, like the frost on your car windows and yesterday it was a broken faucet with water shooting across my front porch. Guess husband did not turn off water and I did not notice (should have looked) and the frozen water shot my hose across the yard freeing the water to gloriously flow at a very rapid rate. It was funny to walk around the corner, see the fountain and know you had to deal with it.
Thank Heaven for hot water and pliers, as it took both to turn off the water. Just a little sidetrack on an otherwise sunny and freezing day in Kingston.
Waking up to this view makes you realize how lucky you are to live in such an amazing spot.
In the gray of the morning, a little pink came out to surprise us with the joy of nature. It is quiet in our house now, with my grand daughter having gone back to San Francisco on the 22nd. All the toys are stored, and the quiet of the morning is almost overwhelming.
Little children bring such amazing joy to your life, with their exuberance in the questions about everything. Everything is new and wonderful to them. When we are young we see things so very differently than we do as we become adults. It is too bad we can not keep some of the innocence as our lives grow with our age.
The first day Claire left, I enjoyed the quiet, (sort of) but by the second and third I missed the joy of her laughter, the questions about everything and the hugs and kisses.
As my house recovers from our colds, and life gets back to “normal” I pause to wonder, what can we do to bring the joy that children see on daily basis into our lives?
I chose this beautiful site to build a home some eight years ago and every morning I wake up and enjoy the view. The builder totally cheaped out on everything, so maybe by the time I am 85 I will have the house the way it was intended to be.
For now I will just have to enjoy the view from the house and not worry about inferior molding, baseboard, cabinets & trim….
Sometimes I am awestruck by the beauty of the Northwest and feel so lucky to awaken to this view in the mornings..
Sometimes the views in the PNW are almost too beautiful to believe…
Sometimes when we awaken in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we just need to stop for a minute and enjoy the sunrise. This the picturesque scene out the door from my home. It was a moment when I woke up, looked out and thought how lucky we are.