Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Through a Country Window

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.

At last.


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. 




32 comments:

  1. I loved the little peek into your life early in the morning, what joy to awaken to such a view! You are indeed blessed! And I love your "neigh"bors! We have some too, and I love to watch them run and play! Starting my day off with quiet time with the Lord, and a nice hot cup of coffee, and enjoying the views from our windows... I am in agreement with you, blessed indeed!

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    1. Aren't we, though? There's nothing like living in the country to make you appreciate your world!!

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  2. How blessed you are to live surrounded by such beauty. It's always been a dream of mine to live where I wake up to such a view. Maybe in the next life.

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    1. I lived in the city for most of my life, Dayle, and I hated it. I couldn't wait to get away, where I could plant a garden and breathe the fresh air!

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  3. You have some wonderful things to be thankful for...I love your neighbors. LOL You views there are great. Don't you love your birds too. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I do, Susie! I've been feeding the birds since I was a young mom - they have always brought me such joy!

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  4. You do have such beauty to see outside your window. I especially love the horses in the snow. Stay warm. :)

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    1. It's been tough to stay warm around here these past few days, Stacey - the winds and blowing snow mean I'm living in down and snow boots!!

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  5. Well, that is some view you have my friend. Wow.

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  6. I can see why you are so happy there...you are surrounded by beauty in your home and outdoors!

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    1. My view is nothing compared to some other homes up here but for a girl from the city? I feel so very fortunate!!

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  7. Yes, you are truly blessed and so fortunate to have those views.
    Those are priceless.
    Enjoy,
    m~

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    1. Thank you so much, Monique - and welcome!!

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  8. Enjoyed that look out your window! Such pretty views!

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    1. I'm looking forward to my first spring in this house, Debbi! I'll be here a year in early April so it will be nice watching the end of winter for the first time here.

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  9. Although I am not crazy about living in the country, I do enjoy the views it gives us and the quiet.... but I still miss having my good friends so nearby. xo Your views are calming.

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    1. I never had good friends living close by until I moved here, so for me it is pure heaven all around!

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  10. It all looks so pretty. Our farm and the houses on it have projects going everywhere. I can't wait to hang pictures and finish painting. We have horses for neighbors too. That's so cool. I'm glad you have found peace.

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    1. Thanks, Valerie - and I can't wait to see your farm when you paint and hang those pictures!!

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  11. Oh - I have some neigh-bors too! Beautiful photos, you are blessed! Hey - what are those red thingys in the trees in the picture of the birdfeeder and chickadees?

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    1. That's a sumac tree - those are the sumac 'berries' or 'bobs', which is the collection of 'drupes' or tiny berries. I had intended to harvest them in the fall to make sumac infused vodka but the autumn got away from me and then I wasn't sure if it was too late. The birds will probably take care of them!

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    2. They are lovely! I don't think I have ever seen a sumac tree. It really is true, you learn something new every day!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous views! You have wonderful neigh-bors...composted horse manure is pure gold for the gardens.

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    1. If only I could get them to leave me some 'deposits' on my side of the property line ha ha!! :)

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  13. what beautiful views....and a great way to spend your morning.
    Debbi

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    1. Thanks, Debbi! I do love my quiet time in the mornings....it's absolutely essential to start my day off right!

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  14. Wow! You seem to have such beautiful surroundings! And what a charming little garden cottage that is! Do you use it for gardening purposes or for something else?

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    1. I have a potting bench in there and storage shelves for all my gardening supplies and flower pots and such. I'd love to do more but perhaps in time. If you check out the previous posts on "garden cottage" you'll see I've already done quite a bit to it since I moved in - it was an absolute mess when I bought the house!

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  15. Wow! You seem to have such beautiful surroundings! And what a charming little garden cottage that is! Do you use it for gardening purposes or for something else?

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  16. That picture of the horses mom - so beautiful! And all of them- your photography skills
    ah-neighhh-zing

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