What is is about a change of scenery? An opportunity to be away from that which is familiar? It clears the senses, makes me take in new sites as though I have never seen them before and then I appreciate them all over again; that which is familiar but at the same time feels so brand new!
Spending time in Ohio these few weeks, away from southern California has provided a sense of wonder to my senses. I've enjoyed the powerful thunderstorms, taken in the multitude of varying shades of green as winter's long dormant trees burst forth in their leafy green branches of lush cover.
The lilacs are blooming -oh the fragrance -it's as if it has a melody that sings especially for my nose.
I take my walk each day and ponder the comparisons of a place I love so much (Encinitas) against a place I grew up (Columbus, OH) but still find myself so fond of...
I noticed when I worked over there in the 1990's. I have to pretty much pick my way along the fence lines to peer into the woods. The British on the other hand can walk for miles along trails that connect one farm or homestead plot to another; from one village to the next withOUT having to walk on the roads with the cars, (What a concept!)
How I love being out in nature.