Thursday, March 19, 2009

The beauty of the midwest

Having lived a lot of different places around the country, we had the opportunity to enjoy truly the beauty of the country. We enjoyed the stunning tropical beauty of Guam, northern and southern California, the old money and small streets of Rhode Island and all the miles of highway in between.

Truly, there is nothing like the view driving up the coast in southern California through Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach, looking at the ocean on my left and the mountains on my right. Unbelievably breath-taking. (And of course, there was nothing like having a friend like Lynn who loved hockey and beer and good food, along with music and manicures).

But there are many things I love about Michigan. I love old trees - big trunks, enormous branches, beautiful leaves - sky-filling trees. If you read my writings with any regularity, you know I also love the snow and rain, sleet and hail. But mostly I love looking UP to the sky. When we have gorgeous sunsets filling the sky with pink, yellow, blue, purple and orange, the trees look the most alive.

Spring is almost here. Enjoy the rest of your week!


Jewels said...

I remember after spending the week in New Mexico with those big huge skies that the cloudy sky in Michigan with the trees reaching up to touch it felt so cozy and we weren't even home yet.

Lisa said...

Living in Michigan is like experiencing a perpetual hug. We have big skies here in the desert and I do miss the hug!


Jewels said...

Yeah, it's like a hug. Good way to describe it.