Monday, October 3, 2011

Why I Love Where I Live

So yah, I know, the other day I'm a dichotomy. And I still am.  But today...oh my gosh.  Today, I could wish for no other place to live on planet earth than right where I do.  This was the view from my front window this morning.  I'm looking west, so the sun is just starting to light the trees as it rises in the eastern sky.
  If you look to the far right (between the white barn and the edge of the picture) you'll see crazy Bubba's burned out shell of a trailer.  Not sure if I ever posted about that....but that's a story for another day. Let's just say it was me calling 9-1-1 at 2:30 AM because his house was engulfed in flames and the police ended up finding him passed out in one of his many vehicles.

But here are more reasons I LOVE right where I am.
The view to the south

If you ever told me I'd live on 30 acres in the middle of nowhere with FOUR COWS.....I'd have told you you had lost your mind.  Yet here is the view to the south-east corner of our property.

Doug actually found an itty bitty color and leash so Jacob could take his bunny, Stasher, for a walk.
Watch our Derek Jeter!  Look at that form! (And the face)

A new trick he learned at Auntie Shawn's....going down the slide head first.  Lovely.

The very first time he could swing all by himself, and I was actually outside to see it.  Yay for me!  Such a big boy.
The pond (which keeps expanding) and my 3 waddling Peking ducks.  Love my ducks!

So there you have it.

You know what I was thinking this morning as I drove back from errands after dropping Jacob off?  God made this world so amazing.  So beautiful.  So brilliant and glorious!  He didn't have to do that. We never would have known the difference.  He could have made all trees grey.  The sky could have been grey (well, it is a lot of the time in Michigan anyway), the ground could have been black.

But today, I'm so enthralled with the beauty around me I can barely breathe.  The brilliant blue sky against the changing, orange, yellow, and every shade and hue in between.  Glorious.  Simply glorious!

And He did it just for us.  So we could see His glory. So we could know and appreciate beauty.  Love it.


Caren with a "C" said...

I love the Autumn leaves! Your view out your window is gorgeous. I sometimes wish I lived out in the middle of no where on some land. Reminds me of the 'simple life' although I know it really isn't a simple task to live out there!

Julia Writer said...

Everything looks so beautiful :)

(JM from

Rachel said...

30 I'm really jealous!!!
What a beautiful view, let me know when Doug finishes the "guest house"!

We really are very lucky, God has blessed us with such beauty...even on our "bad" days we have so much to be grateful for...

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

Awww, I had a bunny that looked just like Stasher when I was growing up!!

Love the fall leaves!