Appreciating the view atop the Valley by kgolab

Appreciating the view atop the Valley

Today I sat outside and appreciated the view across the valley from our home for quite a while.

This is the first thing we see every morning when we step outside our front door. When we first moved here, it took our breath away, we even termed it our ‘Million Dollar View’- without the price tag. It is the ‘thing’ that every new visitor to our home marvels at. They usually step out of their car and turn to see the view and comment on how beautiful it is and how lucky we are to enjoy it every day. It is however, so easy to become accustomed to the view and at times not truly see its ever changing beauty. They say that once you get comfortable with something the shine can wear off.

I strive to live in awe of this beautiful land that I get to enjoy on a daily basis. I take notice and even though we live rurally and there are no obvious changes to this view, year in and year out. When one stops and intentionally see’s the view in front of them and truly acknowledges it, subtle changes become obvious to the watchful eye.

The rolling hills, often flat and yellowed by thirst and sunburn, come alive when hydrated by rain.
On a sunny day the sunshine and shadows twist and turn, dancing across the way, often mesmerizing your gaze.
When the wind howls, the tress can be seen bending and swaying to their tune.
A bright blue sky gives a sense of light heartedness and joy to the valley, while dark and thundery clouds bring a heaviness and solemn mood to the air.
Sunsets often set the valley ablaze, while rolling clouds allow the light to filter through and put a spotlight on the view.
Forever changing, forever alive and forever anew.

Today I am grateful for the time to really sit and appreciate what life has given me. In stillness I watched the butterflies gracefully glide from one place to another. I listened to the birds chirping away, deep in conversation with others as they flew overhead. I felt the warmth of the afternoon sun seeping through the clouds above and pouring down upon me. Nature at its finest. My life is truly blessed.
Beautiful view and nice clouds
January 6th, 2021  
Love that low horizon and the row of trees on it
January 6th, 2021  
Gorgeous - must fav for me.
January 6th, 2021  
Spectacular sky.
January 6th, 2021  
Wonderful skyscape
January 6th, 2021  
Indeed, you are truly blessed. A most spectacular view, for sure. Keeping one's eyes open to everyday miracles is no easy task. Thank you for the reminder to open my eyes and see.
January 6th, 2021  
Gorgeous clouds!
January 6th, 2021  
awesome clouds
January 6th, 2021  
amazing views.
January 6th, 2021  
Wonderful clouds. I don't think I could tire of your view - it's amazing.
January 7th, 2021  
Beautiful skyscape. I always enjoy reading your posts. You are an inspiration!
January 7th, 2021  
wonderful view to wake up to....
January 7th, 2021  
The view is incredible and the clouds wonderful
January 7th, 2021  
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