Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

I am frequently reminded of a conversation I had a couple of years ago with my neighbor, Thomas Ford. Thomas was sitting on his front porch, as he often did, looking at the world go by, which happens slowly on a country road like ours. He mostly had a view of our farm; the donkeys, chickens and goats on the hillside, the surrounding woods, and a broad sweep of the sky. Thomas was almost 90 and had lived his entire life within 3 miles of our farm. On this particular day, I stopped by to say hello and chat a bit. I don't remember much of the conversation, except for the part where he smiled and said, "You know, this is the most beautiful place on earth!" And he meant it. I have come to appreciate the beauty around us here at the farm every day. It is a privilege to be able to take a mini-break during the work day and enjoy the beautiful scenery around me. I think of Thomas often, when I take a minute to appreciate our little piece of the earth. Here are a few pictures I took on an early morning walk recently...What a beautiful place!


  1. Fascinating places! I love it. So relaxing to see.

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  2. Wow, what beautiful pictures. Did you take the photos and add your own Photoshop effects or is that the way you found them? Excellent work.
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  3. I just discovered that you can type a reply to comments, so this is coming to you after a substantial pause! All of those pictures were taken with our little Olympus camera, just as they appeared on my early morning walk- no photoshop, just beautiful scenery!

  4. Beautiful Pictures!I am glad to see this.Thanks for sharing.


  5. Nice Places!I really love it.Thanks for sharing.