“Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.” -G.B. SternHi everyone! Thanks for joining Heart and Home for Wednesday Gratitude! Please feel free to link up with Mcklinky below, and then leave me a comment! Also, remember to link back to Heart and Home in your Gratitude post. That way your readers can find this post, and go to the other links, too. I appreciate it !
When we moved into this county almost 23 years ago, it added a pretty long commute to my husband's day. It was a sacrifice he was willing to make for us, and one I don't take for granted. I'm very grateful that he is willing to drive all those extra miles each day so that we can live out here in the redwoods near the ocean.
One of the things I love about our home is that we are surrounded by nature. These guys live not too far from here:
They live on property just a short walk down the road from us.
I just love the alpacas. I can't resisit them!
How cute is this one?
I love their goofy, funny faces and their curious nature.
But, they are a little smelly!
We visited the horses down the road, too. They were just as interested in us as we were in them.
I think they were looking for a hand out. But I hadn't brought any carrots or sugar cubes.
The creek is full and flowing this time of year. It meanders all along our road, and through our property.
The cliffs are seeping water from all the rain.
The moss looks like velvet clinging to the cliff.
On our way back, we had a good look at our downed tree from behind the house. We're still getting estimates on having it cut and the debris removed from our property. One tree guy said he would cut us a nice big piece for a rustic bench and table. I think it would be nice to have reminder of her in the back yard. Denise Marie suggested I save some wood, and use it inside the house somewhere. I thought that was such a great idea! I'd like to have a mantel made for the family room. That way, the tree would live on in our home!
Living in the woods, we are aware of the ebb and flow of nature and the passing of each season. We are surrounded by trees, and water, and right now the wildflowers are beginning to bloom. I love hearing the call of the owls and the hawks, and watching the quail look for food in the early morning. I even appreciate the deer, although they do drive me crazy because they love to eat my garden! But still, it's a true blessing to be living among all the wonders of nature in this neck of the woods.
I'm so grateful that my husband prefers living out here, too, rather than wanting us to live in the valley closer to his office. I thank him often for making that rather nasty drive through the mountains to get home to us each night, and for making all this possible for us, here on the redwood coast.
What about you? What do you love most about where you live? Leave me a comment, and tell me all about it! I hope you'll stop by again soon. I'll be by to see everyone who links up a post ASAP.
Until next time,
I'm also linked to Outdoor Wednesday, at A Southern Daydreamer. Thank you Susan.
(thanks a million times again RW! xxxooo)