Simply Truths in Grandiose Creations

Steven, Huck, and I take a lot of walks together. There is something about leisurely strolling through nature that is invigorating. The colors, the sounds, the smells --they all become more vivid. The more time I spend outdoors, the more refreshed and alive I tend to feel. 

It's funny because during these walks I always find myself saying words like beautiful and amazing, and exclaiming how green and saturated all the colors are. That's funny because I'm describing Washington. This random place that I moved to to be with the one I love, yet I never forget to let everyone know how much I hate it here at any given opportunity. The sky is always grey! It rains EVERY DAY! I just want some sunshine!! 

I do think that the dreary days tend to sit on my soul more heavily than most. I blame this on my right brained tendencies. But the reality is that I'm complaining about the beauty of God's creation. And it's really just that, beauty. 

Those rainy days are what make the colors so vivid and those clouds are what make me better appreciate the sun. Sure I'd love to be in sunshine 24/7, but then you know what I'd probably be saying? It's so hot and sticky! I wish it would rain.

Us humans...we're a funny conundrum. 
"Poets are always taking the weather so personally."  J.D. Salinger

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."  - John Ruskin


Carrie Land said...

What beautiful pictures! I need to make myself take more walks.

Kotryna Bass said...

These are some very beautiful pictures! I don't like the rain either, but I live in probably the rainiest spot in Europe. Life is funny, innit?

Brittany Kyte said...

How funny! I have lived in the desert my entire life.. So rain is my love!

acornmanphotography said...

I visited your region, OR to be exact, in 2008 and fell in love with it. However, we had such lovely weather. If I were ever given the opportunity to move out West I would take it in a heart beat. I'd just need to make sure to load up on my Vitamin D:)

And when visiting Ireland & Scotland last June, I was amazed how green it really was there! It didn't take me long to realize it is because it rains. a lot. But it does make for breathtaking scenery!

Anonymous said...

Lovely. :)

kelsey bang said...

great pictures! looks like a lovely walk :)

Kristin said...

Such beauty! We visited Washington for the first time this past summer...and OHMYGOSH...what a breathtaking state! But I'm sure it would be hard (especially on the emotions) to live through so much rainy weather.- Strange fact: I was just watching Twilight the other night, and thought of you (b/c of the local...no strange vampire references ;-))! ALSO, I'd really love some backyard chickens too - but I've always been overwhelmed by the thought. Look forward to following your journey, and gaining from your expertise :-)! How many do you plan to get?

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