I was driving home from town the other day, and about 5 miles from my destination, I had to stop. My car pulled up to a familiar spot. I parked and got out out, just because the air was clear, the sky was blue, the clouds were white and the fields were green. The temperature was perfect, just the way I like it, not to warm, not to cool. There is a lookout tower at this spot and this kind of a day is always good for a little exercise, so I climbed up the stairs and the camera came out. That is how this blog happened. It simply was a beautiful day in Pennsylvania.
Did I mentioned that the barn was red and graces the landscape beautifully.
Green fields and tall corn indicates a relatively short, wet summer producing this kind of color as fall sneaks up on us.
Tranquility at its best from my vantage point. I love the feeling of tranquility when I can pause from a busy day, take in a deep breath and feel peace in my soul. Even when I know peace does not abound everywhere, in this moment, in this picture there is the feeling of peace.
Aren’t you glad to see the bicycler in the yellow made it up the hill, and as we look this direction we see reminders of a time when things were not so peaceful on this hill overlooking the town of Gettysburg.
Don’t miss those puffy white clouds floating high above the green, green grass of home. It’s time to leave my perch up in the tower and head down the road. Another quick stop and another snapshot reminded me of a hope we have here in our town.
The eternal flame at the peace memorial.
One more barn catches my eye and brings my car to a stop. It’s the barn where my dad made his living, milking cows and raising corn, to feed his family of nine children. It’s empty now, but remains full of memories, especially on a day like this.
I made it. I am finally home, time to put the camera down and get to the tasks of daily living. But really, who could resist this peaceful view from my back porch? You know I love to travel, but I thank God every day for this. The air is clear, the sky is blue, the clouds are white and the fields are green.