Reflections from a roving retirement
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Thanks, Catriona. It's a view i never tire of.
Gorgeous! I can see myself in full Elizabethan dress galloping my horse across that beautiful meadow...is that a shot from your home?
Thanks, Astrid. I'm smiling at the image your words conjure up. :-) It's the view from our bathroom window.
Hello Perpetua:Wonderful, wonderful images. But perhaps just a word, or maybe two, to indicate where these are taken?!!
Hello Jane and Lance. Lovely to see you. :-) I'm glad you like them and your word is my command. Perhaps one CAN have too few words....
I wish we had a bathroom window....
It's by far the best view in the house, CB, and I only see it when I'm cleaning my teeth. Our house is not overlooked, so we could have plain glass, thank goodness.
This looks like one of those views that you have probably photographed dozens of times....in all kinds of weathers. I would be always trying to get the camera angle exactly the same,to have a sequence of seasons.It looks beautiful, and I imagine you look at it often, and not always through a camera lense. J.
Spot on, Janice. It's one of my very favourite views and I've photographed it often. I even did a post last March about this view through the seasons: http://perpetually-in-transit.blogspot.com/2011/03/tree-for-all-seasons.htmlAs I said above to Croixblanches, I look at it every time I clean my teeth or wash my hands and it's always different.
Janice, the link is now live in the post.
The different season photos are fabulous. Thanks for linking back for those of us that are new to your posts....gorgeous.
Janice, I really love our special ash tree, through the seasons or at different times of day. It's so distinctive and you simply cannot ignore it.
Those are lovely pictures - same tree - different times of the day. I love the tingle of early morning frost in the first one, beautiful evening sky on the second. I don't think I could ever get tired of that view either.
Thanks, Molly. Our Mid-Wales scenery is second to none, I think. The number of times I go into the bathroom than race off for the camera to try to capture another variant.... Perhaps I should just keep one on the windowsill.
That is lovely...really.
It truly is, EF, and I know how fortunate I am to have it.
The peace that passeth all understanding ... and all that! A camera in the bathroom sounds like a must to me...
Broad, I can stand transfixed some days by the beauty of it and it was a view we didn't know we had until we did the renovation and added the bathroom. Before then it was just a blank gable wall with no openings.
A beautiful view...enough to tempt me into emulating Lady Macbeth.
It is, Fly and I spend far more time getting ready in the morning that I should do. It is always different.
These photos look like paintings. Beautiful.
Thanks, Rubye. I take so many shots, trying to capture the different moods of the landscape through the seasons and it'a great when they work.
If I had a view from my bathroom window to match this, I'd wear my teeth away to stumps cleaning them.
Always a danger, Baby Sis, especially with my ageing teeth. :-) I can't even sit down to contemplate the view, as it only looks like that when one is standing. Perhaps we should turn the house upside-down....
A bit like Mummy did when I suggested she move her kitchen to the front of the house and drop the windowsills in the back room so she could still see the view when sitting down. That worked.
It did indeed work and was the best single improvement ever made to our childhood home (after mains services). Sadly, the house layout here is such that we'd practically need to rebuild it to achieve the desired effect. A contemplative few minutes here and there through the day is so much easier.
Same thing here, over the border; come on in, the view is lovely.
I know from your blog how lovely your Shropshire landscape is, Friko. I do think that the Welsh Marches have some of the most beautiful countryside anywhere and we're so lucky to live there.
Beautiful! With views like these, one can spend many hours just standing at the window.
Rosaria, this particular one does spend, if not hours, then appreciable time, standing at the window. When I was still working I had to be careful to keep moving in the mornings or I would be late, just by being distracted by the view....
Perpetua, your idyllic view is like a morning and an evening prayer.
What a perfect way of putting it, Penny. I am certainly at my most peaceful and contemplative when gazing at its ever-changing beauty.
What beauty! I really cannot imagine--although sharing such pictures does help me think about how amazing God's green earth really is! How wonderful that you celebrated that beauty today, Perpetua. Debra
Thanks, Debra, it was my pleasure. One of the many joys of blogging is being able to share the bewildering variety of landscapes and settings we all live in. I show you my beautiful, rural Wales and you show me the fascinating history and places of (to me) exotic Los Angeles and southern California. It's win-win. :-)
The view is stunning and it was lovely to follow the link back to your changing seasons post on this gorgeous tree, Perpetua, but it's made me chuckle - perhaps our little blogging community should share the view from their own bathroom window! Mine doesn't even open onto the outside..it opens onto the staircase up to the roof terrace and the place where we've stored all our boxes for when we move again! In fact, I'm going to do a photo right now. See what you've started!Axxx
I admit I do love to show people our tree and the lovely view behind it, Annie, but I revel too in the views you show me of your glorious part of Spain. To sit on your roof terrace and look at that wonderful fortress....I wish that our best view could be enjoyed in comfort too, rather than standing at the hand-basin or on the top step of the staircase. Still, I never take it for granted....
Such a lovely view to gaze upon, to watch the buds forming on the beautiful tree as I'm sure must have started already for you.I never really appreciated Spring until I spent a winter in England. Most of the trees here are evergreens whereas the incredible contrasts as buds, blossoms and blooms that popped out in a London spring were an incredible joy. Now I notice the seasonal changes far more, even with all-this-year-round NZ green stuff!Sending care to you both,Michelle xxxx (Zeb is snoring through a blissful sleep while stretched out in front of the heater)
Hello Michelle, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Do you know, I didn't realise until I read your comment that most trees in New Zealand are evergreens? Your landscape is so like ours in many places that I just assumed that the trees would be too. Silly me....I'm really glad that you once had the opportunity to experience a British spring, even in the city. To me it is the perfect season, so full of new life, fresh green leaves and endless blossom with all its promise. The rest of the year seems like the fulfilment of spring.
Such a beautiful scene to be looking at...I can just see the changing of the seasons and how it changes. Gorgeous pics.
Thank you, Erica and welcome to my blog. The changing of the seasons means a very great deal to me and I'm not sure I could settle somewhere where the only seasonal change is between wet and dry. Anyway, I don't think I ever want to leave this view behind permanently. :-)
Absolutely beautiful. Our bathroom I think was formerly a cupboard. I don't think any of the previous owners had a bathroom, so it's internal with no window and no view. However the view from the front of our house more than makes up for it.
Oh it is, Ayak, in all weathers and at all times of the year. I just wish it was at the front of our house, as your stunning view is, so that we too could sit in comfort and enjoy it.
What a glorious view! I'm afraid I would spend an inordinate amount of time in that bathroom just to look out the window!
It truly is, Kathy. I never go into the bathroom without gazing out of the window. Even at night I can see the lights twinkling in the valley and as for the view by moonlight, it is just unbelievably beautiful.
Dear Perpetua,No words needed, just the silence of wonder.Peace.
Hello Dee. That's what I think too. Sometimes all we need to do is feast our eyes.
It is indeed, DB.
Beautiful. I particularly light the daylight one. There is always something about a view with a gate that I find very inviting.... it calls to me to walk through it :-) I hope you don't mind but I have saved the picture as my "desktop" theme!
Glad you enjoyed it, Sian. As I took both photos, I feel very flattered you like one of them enough to look at it every day. :-) The gate leads into a field which is used for growing silage, so it too changes through the seasons.
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