Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Place of Peace and Serenity

The early evening air felt chilly but fresh and clean.

  We walked up a small hill to my favorite spot overlooking a lake.

New England vistas have always touched my heart.

There is so much beauty here that it makes me ache with gratitude.

No matter how many times I've seen the sun peeking through the ancient trees, playing peek-a-boo in the evening shadows, the scene still makes me catch my breath.

After all the drama and sorrow of this past week, looking out onto the water and seeing the still leafless forest of trees brought deep peace.

A few young people mingled at the edge of the hill but otherwise quiet predominated.

Last autumn's leaves, that must have been under snow for months, still crunched beneath my feet. 

Soon the sun began to recede behind the darkened hills that rim the lake.

We walked down the hillside to the parking lot, leaving behind the shadowy trees silhouetted against the dying sunset.

Life, despite all its disappointments, heartbreak and pitfalls, is beautiful and very, very good, don't you think?



Joyful said...

Very pretty. I don't have a favourite place. Just being out in nature, anywhere, fills me with peace.

diane.stetson said...

Loved these pictures. My favorite place is down by the ocean in Dana Point. I go there often to look at the gorgeous waves and feel peace!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely, lovely place!! What a wonderful place for a cottage!!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: stunning photos. When I want to be quiet and no noise I walk in a park near my house. There are many trees and is a very peaceful place. Keep in touch

Hindustanka said...

such peaceful pictures...I wish we had more such places on our planet, where there is harmony and peace and love. you live in a beautiful place. God bless!

Linda O'Connell said...

Noticed a gift of pink in the first picture, Susan. Had to change blog because of spam overload. I'll change it soon.

Susan said...

There are truly miracles every day in nature and I'm so happy you take the time to show us one by you. Peaceful days, sweet friend, XOXO

Chatty Crone said...

How far is that peaceful place from you - how beautiful.

I don't have a literal place like that - but I have set up a room for me that I love and feel peaceful in.

Also in my mind!

But we all need them.


Nellie said...

What a lovely view! We live in quite a peaceful setting, not usually too hectic or noisy. It is calming to just look out the window sometimes.

Dee said...

While looking at your at your photo's I could hear the breeze and sounds of the forest in my imagination...thanks for the peaceful journey.

Lady Linda said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the USA. I do too...the Pacific NW is so pretty. I have so many places to go that are full of nature, beauty and God.

La Tea Dah said...

Just beautiful --- beautiful --- beautiful! You have a lovely place to go when you need solitude and healing. I love that it is by water.

My favorite place --- the meadow at our cabin. Too snowy to get to yet, but I can hardly wait.

ImSoVintage said...

What a lovely post. There is something so calming about being beside a lake at sunset.

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