Monday, September 21, 2009

What brings you solitude?

This is what you see when you look out my back windows. When we bought this house, this was one of the things that drew me to it. Sometimes I just love to sit and look out. When the sun is shining there are so many different shadows of green, and they are different depending on where the sun's angle is. So for me, I could just sit and watch it change all day. During the winter when the leaves are gone, you can see beyond it, but you also get to see the sun shining on the water inside there. It's amazing. It's just a small swamp (or as some call it, wetlands), but I call it beautiful. I think God created this view just for me. But I'll share it with you.

I also love to listen to all the different types of birds out there. I think it's because I grew up loving to hear the birds. We'd have the windows open on days when it wasn't too hot or too cold; the birds would be chirping away. I love to look for different types of birds, too. I love sharing this passion with my girls.

I also love to sit in the morning with a strong cup of hot black tea. Nothing added, just tea. It's calming, reminding me of family. I come from a line of tea drinkers. Hot tea, that is. At family gatherings, tea is always being prepared as soon as dinner is over, to enjoy with dessert.

This morning, as my sick child played with toys, I found my place of solitude here. Home.

I created this blog as a way to share my different passions, all revolving around home. Today I share about the solitude I find at home. Where do you find solitude?

1 comment:

  1. I find solitude looking out my kitchen window in the morning while the world is still yellow. We have some fruit trees in our side yard and I love watching the birds and butterflies.