I’m sorry for neglecting you. I got caught up in the thing called life. Forgive me?
Sweet – so a catch-up is in order because my last posting was last year… like, the last quarter of last year, haha!
All is well! Life is relatively grand. I spent the holidays with my new family and learned many, many British Christmas traditions while introducing them to some of my American ones. I’ll throw something up on that later, though as I’m sure most of you don’t care all that much.
I promised photos from Stourhead National Park which I visited with my partner during my time off that week in October, so here they are!
P.S. If it looks familiar, it’s because it was used for a few scenes in Pride & Prejudice.
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” John Muir
Back when I was a recalcitrant teenager living in southern California – I was angry having had to move in the middle of my Junior year from the lush, green and mountainous terrain of Washington to the brown…very brown valley of Temecula – I held a hatred of all things desert in my heart and mind. All I saw was varying shades of brown. In the mind’s eye of my teenage self, brown was a shade of evil and annoyance. I did not see the amazing shades that could be cast across those browns and tans and reds by a rising or setting sun. I did not see the power of the desert or the power of Mother Nature in a desert storm; in the survival of plant and animal life in something seemingly barren. Oh, yes. I was the angsty teenager who failed to see the beauty of the universe. Well, Universe, thank you for proving just how wrong that snotty teen was.