Bit of a theme going here. Been thinking about the 20 odd years I’ve now lived in this part of the world. Looking out over the garden fence. Over the farmers fields and towards the next set of hills in the distance.

A lot has happened in that time. Parenting and family. Becoming an Aspergers home. Bereavement, grief and single parenting. Full time career to stay at home parent making ends meet through part time work. Isolation. Homeschooling. Greater awareness of what it means to live and finally starting to get my priorities right. Of the five neighbours we had when we moved in, 2 have passed away, 2 have moved into care homes and the last remaining neighbour is largely housebound. Yes new neighbours but they so far have kept to themselves.

And what about that view. Actually the only constant. That tree is a bit smaller and a bit lob sided due to a couple of lightning strikes. But that’s it. Nothing else has changed. That’s so reassuring.

96 thoughts on “View

  1. We all need constants to keep us intact: I think anyway.
    Mine include the beach down the hill and the Monkey Puzzle outside my ‘study’ window. I also find blogging to be another and seeing posts from ‘regulars’ I have come to ‘know.’

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      1. I can more than understand as I was brought up by it too and then had to move inland but found my health deteriorating terribly and knew my only hope was to get back to sea air. It was a battle and a half.
        Sending you lots of waves and splashes.

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  2. It’s amazing to realize how much has changed in such a span of time. We have been where we are for 12 years – hard to remember who we were when we started here and how much is different! That really is a beautiful view!

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      1. Also saw Toto, Rolling Stones, Stone Temple Pilots, and others. I know Liam Gallagher is going to livestream a concert tomorrow… case I’ve been debating whether to buy a pass for 2 weeks.

        I highly rrcommend

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      2. Years ago, I saw Little Richard at a fair. I think he was in his 80s. While playing, you’d think he was in his 20s! But the second the music stopped, his age returned. Great show… but the age thing is what stuck with me.

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  3. It is very centering and empowering when we look at nature, at the trees that have been there since we remember, the mountains, the hills, the meadows, the wind, the sounds, the smells, the insects that go for their purpose season to season, the moving clouds in the sky… and so much more. I love watching those things or circumstances which still are and might not change so quickly. I do it deliberately to connect with an energy that is above our problems and proves that our lives may be filled with changes while who we are will always be part of this amazing universe.

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      1. Not as much as I used to. Gosh, the whole house was decorated… I loved doing it while the kids were small and enjoyed it. Meanwhile they are grown up and don’t care… lol. Also the outdoor lights are not that many anymore. But I would not want to go without them.

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  4. The trees and the hills endure and weather the changes. They continue on with their cycles. We can learn a LOT by watching the sky and the trees and the hooligan birds๐Ÿ˜‰ The things that REALLY matter… balance and harmony… just BEing.

    When was the last time you hugged that tree? I think it probably misses you!๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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  5. Lovely view- and nice that it has barely changed in a world of constant change. We have a field next to us that years ago, before we moved here, was used to pasture cattle. And for a number of years was hayed by a fellow down the road to feed his cattle, so it kept down weeds and trees. But for a few years now it’s been left fallow and nature is doing her best to reclaim it with trees growing around the edges. I don’t want to lose our view.

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      1. This was the 2nd time that I’ve noticed it but both have been day long events. Could be that it’s the followed blogs memory is broken. I know I periodically get “158 people followed you” notices, meaning wp either fixed something they broke or it was part of another background update.

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  6. Such a beautiful, calming view. The constant near us is the back country roads where we can escape from the traffic and head into serenity – rolling green hills in spring and winter, and a few cows lifting their heads looking at us as we roll by. Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

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