Saturday, July 23, 2005

The wonder of the back yard

This bedtime picture is a result of a ritual I started when I was a kid: Before I could go to sleep, I had to stare at the sky for a couple of minutes and wonder what was out there. I always found it neat that the whole world was still busy while I was asleep. What can I say except I was a crazy munchkin with an overactive imagination.

It continues to this day. When we tuck the kids in and I close their window shades, I first peek outside - pretty much the scene you see below - and wonder what tomorrow will bring them. And us.

Your turn: What's the view like from your backyard when the day slowly turns into night? What do you hope tomorrow brings?

23 comments:

PresentStorm said...

that is beautiful :)
Well we didn't get any pics of what our backyard looks like when night creeps in but we did post pics of a little tour of our front and back yard on guppy's page today . Today seemed to be the day to post pics of yards ..lol
Beautiful view from yours :)

PresentStorm said...

I hope tomorrow brings a new day full of love and good health for my family :)

Thanks for asking :)
Here via Michele's this time

Guppyman said...

Hey.... why didn't I read this before the sun decided to set... I would have gone out and gotten a few pics of that too..... Maybe tomorrow!

Michelle said...

My view wouldn't be all that great. We live in an oilfield town so the view out my back door is of an oil pumpjack! Bummer!!

Michele sent me!

Steph said...

This is a beautiful post. I love your outlook. I do have quite a nice view from mybackyard - nothing fancy, in fact it's just a neighbor's house and back fence, but I spend quite a bit of time out there. My serenity comes with the wind. I sit in my back yard on windy nights, close my eyes and listen to the wind rustle the leaves. I have to be quiet and calm to hear it, and it makes me feel very small in comparison to this vast universe - just the way it should be.
I hope tomorrow brings another day with peace and safety within my little family, another day of my little girls being able to stay little girls. So much more.
Thanks for giving me so much to think about and causing me to reflect on so much to be thankful for.

puremood said...

I just hope to see tomorrow - whatever it may bring.

Via Michele's - did you guess?

Thaleia said...

I hope the new day will be full of love and laughter...

Our view is our backyard that needs the grass trimmed :)... but the sun sets on the other side :(

Here via Michele's

Easy said...

Beautiful view! All I have is a garage that needs painting and a lawn that needs cutting.

Michele sent me.

MissMeliss said...

Generally, I see red-tail hawks finding their evening meal, and pretty cloud formations, though today, we had a mackerel sky all day, and it formed a sort of gauze over the nearly full moon.

It was, however, too hot to actually leave the air conditioning and take a picture.

I'm here from Michele's tonight, but I added you to my blogroll a week or two ago.

BULLSEYE said...

Your blog rocks!!!

Mamacita said...

I posted a picture of my sunset view a few months back but maybe it's time for a rerun. I'm here from Michele's, and why are you up so late?

notyourtypicalsouthernbelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my place, Carmi I hope you'll come back soon, and often!

I do the same thing...as a child, I'd be bored after being sent to bed, so I'd pull my curtains back and stare at the stars and the moon (my staring time was generally later at night than dusk), and just thinking about anything and everything.

The view from my back yard looks very similar to yours...except there is a cotton field behind our property line, and beyond that, some trees. And you can see the lights from a road that runs perpendicular to the one I live on.

E said...

This is a beautiful post and you have a beautiful view. My view isn't quite as nice...I've got great trees, and then another house. Suburbia...it's great. :)

I'm bookmarking your site and I'll be back often. I really enjoy what you have to say. Come back and visit me again, too!

Terry said...

We watch the sun set over the Pacific ocean. Its glorious.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

very nice
our backyard backs onto a greenbelt, with a forest as well. in the distance i can see lake ontario

Leanne said...

Awesome pic as always Carmi.
I have no backyard, or at least no windows that look out on it, the view from the front yard is urbanization, houses, streets, lights etc. As for what I hope tomorrow brings, a healthy and happy baby... I am getting anxious and would like to be able to sleep again.

Thumper said...

=sigh= the only thing outside my windows are other buildings... I hate living in an apartment...

PractiGal said...

Beautiful pic! Can I get a print of this? ;-)

I think I'm just thankful for another day...

Lu said...

great post! i can look out of my window and see our garden and across the fence to my neighbors house...i usually look around at all of the lights and wonder what those other people are doing while i am getting ready to go to sleep...i think about weird things...like what they are watching on tv...or which snack they are grabbing from the fridge...silly things like that...:)

fun post carmi!

chatty said...

Beautiful lush woods. The sounds are more beautiful than the sights.

Michele sent me, but I am a lurker! :)

Dawn said...

I use to think about thinks like that when it rains. What other people are thinking or going through.

At this second there are people in love, people breaking up, someone being born, etc....I am sure you get the point.

That is such a beautiful picture!

I am here via Michele tonight.

puremood said...

Yes I can see old comments LOL :) I'm glad you do it that way instead of a bunch of Hello's on one post LOL believe it or not, some do that! ;)

Pearl said...

Pretty sky-fire. I used to seal my room from any moonlight after going for a walk under stars to rest to sleep. These days I'm in a highrise facing east so I never see sunset at home. Downtown the sunset glory and quieting and soundscape change of dusk is curtailed.