I am truly blessed.
I went through a lot of difficult times in my life but right now I am in a place where I am at peace.
It was snowing when I went to bed last night, ever so gently, and it was a frigid evening. But we were warm and cozy in my little house with the wood-stove doing it's job extremely well.
The oil company is going to hate me....and I'm ok with that!
One of the things that drew me in when I first toured my new home were the views. I have a view of the mountains from 3 sides of my house, and the back side of my house backs up to acres and acres of woodland.
In the summer, the property is gorgeous with established gardens, privacy from the road, and mother nature all around.
In the winter when the leaves are off the trees there is a different kind of beauty. The mountains are clear in the distance and I start my day with a view of the sunrise through my bedroom window.
When I open my eyes, the first thing I see are the mountains through the window to the left of my bed, and the sun rising over the peaks.
It's an incredible way to start one's day, to be so inspired by the beauty out your window that you just want to jump up and grab the camera.
The dogs hear me up and about and they are ready to go out and face the snow. And I'm ready for coffee.
I watch the pups out the kitchen window as I'm beginning my day. No birdies bathing in the little birdbath today!
I take a peek out the dining room window to the Chickadees, who are loving the sunflower/safflower seed combo I put in the squirrel proof feeder. They ignored this feeder for months....now they can't get enough of it with this new seed combo!
After letting the pups in and getting the fire going again I head back into the bedroom where the sun is now shining on my little garden cottage at the rear of the house.
The horses have arrived outside the other bedroom window....I don't think I'll ever grow tired of seeing my neigh-bors.
Sorry. I had to.
I'll just have a seat for a minute with my coffee and start my day on a quiet note.
Giving thanks for my blessings and the beauty all around me.
My favorite way to start the day.