Sunday, 27 March 2016

The View From

I would be a liar if I implied our life in West Cumbria is a little patch of perfection.  It is not.  It contains all the same irritations and frustrations that (nearly) everyone has to deal with - "interesting" weather, endless repairs and renovations, idiotic local councils, an over-stretched health service and so on.

In the 21st century there are very few, if any, places where life is a perfect idyll all the time.  But there are also very few places where you can enjoy views like this from the comfort of your sitting room and still be within easy reach of shops and services.

No apology for so many sunrise pictures:-}

























I'll take our version of less-than-perfect any time!   

















13 comments:

  1. Think I put the comment of this on your other post as two came up together. Must be getting old and vague. Still lovely photos all round and pity no flowers on Hawthorn hedge which also means no berries for the birds. No? I don't like the smell of hawthorn blossom, but it does feed our wildlife of bees, then birds and probably some of your mammals too. Hope the weather clears some and take care.

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    1. No berries on that hawthorn hedge but hopefully our small offering around the bottom of the garden will flower this year. Unfortunately this autumn it is going to get a severe cutting back so there will be no berries from us either (necessary to shape it for future years).

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  2. If you focus on those little spots during the day that are special, that glow, that make you smile, they all join up and make the day seem special - your photos are just perfect examples of those little spots - joined together - beautiful xx

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    1. Thanks Hawthorn, that is exactly what I do :-}

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  3. It seem that Daisy enjoys the beautiful views too.

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    1. I think she does, although the truth of that picture is that M. had a couple of mini-biscuits in his hand and if you look closely you will see that is where her gaze is focussed :-}

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  4. Just fabulous Jayne ,,, a girl after my own heart :-)

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    1. Thanks Jill, although it has to be said that some of your 'view' photos are pretty stunning:-}
      have you decided where you will publish them once Picasa gets the chop?

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    1. Thank you.
      Sadly not so many good views this winter as usual, far too much cloud and rain as you are well aware :-{{

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  7. Hear! Hear! We should all strive to recognize the beauty in our lives, wherever we are, and be grateful for it. I know I say words of thanks every day for my gorgeous surroundings and all the good things I have in my life. As for the sunrises, I'm still a drag-a-bed when they take place here most of the time.

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    1. I know Oprah made 'gratitude' terribly popular but it is no bad thing to take a few moments whenever you can each day to actually notice what is around us :-}

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