Saturday, September 3, 2011

View From a Treetop

This morning, light slid down over the hills under a peachy sky.  Don and Barley and I 

loaded up in the pickup and headed for the hunting land we share with another couple.

Don loves this land, and I do too.  I love it because he does, and I love him.  It's a place

he can get away from the hectic demands of his work and focus intensely on something 

he enjoys.  Don and his friend had just finished brush hogging the fields, and he wanted

me to see them.  In the middle field, I climbed into a tree stand for an overview, while

Don and Barley checked out the pond.  It was low, which was no surprise at the end of 

this hot summer, but it didn't stop Barley from lowering himself into the mucky water.

He came out refreshed and frisky, and smelling quite a bit more to his liking than when

he went in.

They came for me then, high in the tree, and I was happy to have them close.  And to my

delight, I believe it was mutual.


S. Etole said...

That first image is positively ethereal!

Connie Smiley said...

Thanks! That's the view from our bedroom, and it's different every morning.

Jennifer Richardson said...

what a perfect place
to perch
and watch the outpouring
of that beautiful light:)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous sun rays in the first photo, Connie. Amazing light display.

I took a very similar walk today -- in our conservation acres. Always fun to see what's changing with the seasons out on the prairie. :)

Nadege, said...

The first image is so lovely with the sunray coming across the land, very peaceful.

One said...

I'm wondering if you are a cat. What are you doing up on the tree?

Enjoyed your little write-up. I am quite sure the feeling between you and your loved ones are mutual. Can see that in Barley's eyes. So, you can't be a cat.

Karin M. said...

The first photo is a dream .... the picture you have succeeded wonderfully, fantastic ...
LG: Karin

Nick said...

A nice set of shots! Love the morning light and early morning mist, beautiful!!

hannah said...

I am so hoping that Don is the name of your dog :-)

What a view. And caught at the perfect moment.

Madeleine said...

What a great picture - that first one!

Pat said...

Your first sentence describes so well the beautiful vista you have from your home. From your bird's eye viewpoint, Don and Barley look very happy to be out in the field.

lisa said...

These are wonderful photographs Connie! Love, love, love the first one. What a view that must have been.

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!


Emily said...

The first picture is breathtaking! I love the light and the softness. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

How lucky to have such a beautiful view from your bedroom! Lovely image...the light is gorgeous!

Sherrie St. Hilaire said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! What a spectacular way to wake each day! You are blessed!

Anonymous said...

WoW! Gorgeous sunrise! Barley is such a beautiful pup

happy week =)