I am blessed to live where I do. All around me are some of the most beautiful and unique natural places. Places that I find wonder and joy. Places that bring me peace. Places that lift my spirit up.
Places…that I call Church.
I try to go to Church on a regular basis. It has become a huge part of my life and who I am. And so, you can frequently find me at Church.
It is in Church where all things seem possible. Where the stresses from every day life melt away. Where quiet contemplation and reflection remind me of what is most important in my life and where gratitude replaces fear.
It is here at Church where I feel closest to my heart and to my soul.
It is here where I feel free. It is here where I find grace.
And it is here where I lose and find myself.
Over and over and over again…at Church.
There is a place. In the far northeast corner of Vermont. A place I have come to love. A place where I have over the years sought peace and serenity and found so much more. It holds a very special place in my heart.
With her towering mountains that stand guard over her shores.
With her calm and reflective waters.
With iher glorious vistas and magnificent sunsets.
It is a place where worries fall away and life slows down. A step back into a simpler time. And wonder around every corner and on every mountain top.
It’s always hard to leave. But I know that she’s always here for me. Waiting patiently until I return again.
From Lake Willoughby with love…
Waterfalls are beautiful any time of year. But here in Vermont, when the snows start to melt, they are truly something to behold.
The sound of rushing water has always been a soothing balm to my soul.
In the spring, the water almost roars as it cascades down rivers and streams. There is an underlying excitement as everything thaws.
It overflows and spreads. Washing away the dirt and grime from sanding and salting. It feeds the riverbanks so that tender green things can grow. It fills the ponds and lakes with sediments and nutrients. It creates new paths and oxbows that birth with new life.
I like to chase these waterfalls and capture them at their peak of glory.
So I can listen to them singing in celebration.
Spring is here!