Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Peaceful

Tonight I realized that I should take more time to enjoy the incredible sunsets that we have here on the coast of Oregon.  Beautiful displays of pinks, oranges and deepest blue can be had for just the looking.  I put down my dishrag - dishes can wait - and stepped out onto the deck.  Taking a seat in one of the outdoor chairs, I breathed deeply.  The long day at work, the migraine that has been pressing all day, were forgotten for an instant in the beauty surrounding me.  Gazing off into the horizon, I just sat quietly, listening to the sounds of our evening neighborhood;  the thump of the daily paper hitting the front door as the newspaper boy tosses it onto porches up and down the street;  traffic noises as people come home after their work day;  the sound of voices as others move outside to enjoy the spectacular colors;  soft footfalls of the neighbor out walking his dog.  I am in solitude here on our darkened deck, but I am not lonely.  Our evening neighborhood is full of noises, but it is not noisy, only peaceful.  The last rays of light slip behind the hills and I pick my dishrag back up, better off for the few minutes of natural wonder enjoyed.

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

You have a front row seat for the show, my friend! I love sunsets at the Coast and so wish I could be there more often. Be sure to enjoy them all - they are the best therapy you could find for the cares of the day!
~Adrienne~

Bonnie said...

What a lovely view. So glad you had the chance to put the dishrag down and take it all in. The dishes will always wait. I always leave for "George" to finish;)

Stacey's Treasures said...

Times like this are like mini vacations. Just a bit of peacefull time like this makes everything right in the world.

Run Lori Run said...

Wow, what a photo! Makes me want to take a drive to your neck of the woods...

Twisted Fencepost said...

Just reading this post brought me peace. Thank you!

Tipper said...

So pretty! And you're so right we need to slow down and enjoy more : )