Monday, 22 October 2012

I'm thankful for... scenic drives on the highway

I started my first day of work on Friday, and even though the following judgement may be a little premature, I have to say that so far, I love my job. It's really a blessing and I'm so grateful to be doing something I love. Now this may sound silly but I also look forward to the half-hour drive to and from work every day. I like driving (even though I've never owned my own car) and I especially love cruising along highways with scenery on both sides. My drive to work consists of mostly highway and on either side are wheat fields and meadows that stretch out for miles while the faint indigo outlines of mountains peek out from a distance. There's also the occasional cherry-red barn or grazing cow that makes me feel like I'm in a whole different era altogether. Since there's no city skyline, I love how I can see a huge expanse of sky; sometimes it's a rich aqua blue filled with fluffy sheep and other times it's a muggy grey laced with rain. On the days where it's ridiculously bright and sunny, I always feel like I'm in the Shire (yes, sorry, I'm obsessed with Lord of the Rings and have an undying tendency to reference it at all possible times) and then I imagine myself as a HOBBIT running freely in the fields.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of this view since I drive alone and documenting this amazing scenery would mean I would have to commit some sort of heinous speeding/picture taking crime which I'd rather not attempt. So you'll just have to go by my wordy description and just imagine how glorious it is. I'm also really liking the area surrounding my workplace, since there are SEVERAL antique/collectible and thrift stores within walking distance and a whole selection of different pizzieras. Excellent... excellent...

And finally... just because I feel like a post isn't complete without some kind of visual, here is a picture I took while taking a nice nature walk in Langley. I love finding heart-shaped leaves!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend! If you have time, leave me a comment and let me know what YOU'VE been thankful for lately... =)



  1. the views sounds so beautiful! and the leave shot is great! im thankful for a good weather lately<3

  2. I'm glad you'er enjoying your new job :) the heart shaped leaf is so beautiful, I never look out for them but I will now xxx

  3. Fall is definitely the most beautiful, romantic and poetic season of all! A couple of days ago I figured that of all seasons, most poems are written about fall! This must have a reason - the beauty it is I believe :)

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