I am blessed to live in a beautiful area, the Hudson Valley. My deck overlooks a beautiful man made lake (Lake Meahagh) which flows into the Hudson River.
I love sitting on my deck listening to the many sounds of nature on a beautiful summer evening or enjoying my first cup of coffee early in the morning. The sounds of the winds blowing the trees, the many birds (nuthatches, gold finches, woodpeckers, cardinals and more) singing and the geese, swans ands ducks swimming happily in the lake–who could ask for more!
Flowers, flowers, flowers, who would not enjoy a beautiful summer evening sitting on a deck overlooking a lake enjoying the sounds and beauty of flowers blooming/shinning in the evening sunset. For the first time ever I mixed lobelia and impatients in strawberry pots and the results–well spectacular to me!
We should take the time to enjoy our surrounds–not worry about if we can or should go away on vacation. Times are difficult and we need to learn to appreciate what it most likely right in front of our eyes — so to all of you I wish you a happy summer filled with breath taking views, enjoyable sounds and most importantly laughter and love from those closest and dearest to you everyday!