Thursday Thirteen #10
Thirteen Things that take My Breath Away
1. This little Guy...
Need I say More?
2. Eden Falls at the Lost Valley
This picture doesn't even remotely do it justice. The first time I saw Eden Falls was in the middle of the summer after a big rain storm so there was water absolutely gushing from it! It made getting into the cave at the top somewhat more difficult than usual, but it was absolutely beautiful. I had never seen anywhere like it in my life. I thought places like that only existed in wall calenders!
3. The Ocean
The vastness of it. The sound of the waves. The smell of it. That humid, cool wind that blows off it. The way it moves. Pretty much everything about it!
*Lesley desperately needs a trip to the beach*
4. The Ozark Mountains
My home! The very first time I came here I just knew this was where I wanted to be. I grew up on the delta with nothing but rice fields and flat land as far as the eye can see. There is a place on the drive up the mountain where you come around a curve and the view just opens up over a huge valley ringed with mountains. In the fall it's like looking down on a patchwork quilt! So gorgeous!
I'm cursed. No matter where I am the snow avoids me. I lived in Denmark for three years, and there was only one good snow the entire time. The month after I moved...there was a snow storm so bad they had to shut down all the trains. Well when it does snow I absolutely love it. There's something about snow that makes the world just seem so much more peaceful.
6. Ice Storms
Yes, I know that they cause a lot of damage and make things really dangerous, but have you ever gone to sleep one night and woken up to see this?
It's like the entire world is coating in glitter! And when the wind blows! It's amazing just like there are a million wind chimes.
I absolutely love them, and we've been somewhat neglected this year. They keep coming right to the edge of the mountains and evaporating into nothing. Now I don't like tornadoes, and they are a threat here, but a good strong thunderstorm that shakes the house and pelts the windows with rain is just lovely.
I love them. They feel like walking into history. This particular one is Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen. It's home to the Queen's Royal guard. My husband lived here for a while when he was in the guard.
They are so beautiful, and they smell so good. I've threatened to turn our field into a rose maze. I can't seem to stop buying them! When I see them on sale I just have to have another!
10. Riding My Scooter
There is just something about riding down the road with the wind in your face. Ahh... I love it!
My favorite color is pink. Now how could I resist it when the entire sky turns that color!!!
Yes, the show. It makes me gasp at least fifteen times an episode!
13. Did I mention this little guy?
He's definitely worth mentioning twice.
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