These mountains are what I see when I look out my kitchen and bathroom windows, or, if I'm sitting in the back yard with the chimenea to warm me. This photo was taken in the summer. It's not as green now, of course. Here's a quiz for you West Texas girls: Can you guess where I was when I took this photo out of the window of my car?
This is the view at sunset. That fabulous mountain is called Iron Mountain. Don't ask me why mountains put me back on track. I liken it to cordless phones you have laying around the house. Sometimes they stop working right until you go set them back in their base. In their base, they reset their connections and start working fine again. That's how it is with me. From time to time I have to reconnect myself to my base and get back on my painted groove so I can be a good wife, good mommy, creative person.
OK, one more picture. Here's the view out my east window in the morning. This is what I see when I'm sitting on the sofa drinking coffee:
Of course if I'm on sabbatical and my kids aren't with me, I don't see sunrises. That's how you can tell this photo was taken on a kids-included trip. The whole family scrunches up on the same sofa for warmth. Good thing it's a really big sofa. (Thanks, Cynthia!)
The house is mostly painted and my soul and my groove are restored. Now, I can't wait for 2008!!