Working away so I found a nice little house and garden to stroll around.
The woodland is still looking greener than back home, a little further South and so holds a little more warmth.
The whole house was designed to take advantage of the views over the River Fal Estuary, and does its job extremely well. With views from all rooms looking over the gardens or the estuary, and strategic gaps and high places created to take advantage of the best viewpoints, it carries out the task in hand to maximum effect.
Finally, go out and enjoy the change to Autumn and Winter, feel the season turn and let the year wind down with you so you get to relax into the future. It’s going to arrive anyway so you might as well enjoy it.
Day 29. The Pleasures Of Hope by Thomas Campbell. A book I picked up in Norwich while on holiday, beautifully leather-bound, coloured frontis plates and pictures separating the sections. Anyway, browsing has given me this little piece, about perspective again. One more day to go now, nearly there, then we can all look back and enjoy the achievement.
The Pleasures of Hope by Thomas Campbell
(a précis of intent.)
in the scene.
Why look away to the hills,
distance only lends
enchantment to the view.
Walk a mile towards such a vision. Arriving,
look back and see where you have been.
Looking with the same eyes. Wondering
why you left such a place for this remote crag.
And yet still she waits,
love can linger on in the deep.
At the start of the year one of the goals I set myself was to double the amount of views my blog achieved compared to last year. Today, with two months left of the year I have passed the mark. In the region of 3350 views of the various posts I have put up on my site. This year I also passed the 100 followers mark, now standing at 129 on WordPress (I don’t count Facebook or Twitter followers), so my fellow travelers, when you receive this, thanks for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed the journey with me, and continue to read the random writing I choose to throw at you.
As I wander round the blogs I visit on a regular basis, I enjoy the wide spread of topics. I am sometimes jealous of the attention some get, then, on reflection remember how much extra time it would take to stay in touch with all those comments, likes and visitors. With popularity comes work, and life is busy for everyone, so I appreciate anyone who makes the effort to say hello and I try to reply.
I started blogging to give myself a reason, and somewhere, to write. Somewhere to improve both my poetry and prose, to test ideas and to keep a record of trips made on our travels. It has made a difference, trying to post at least once a week, to keep up the writing and to find topics, reasons to put pen to paper and then words to screen. This is a requirement I am told, to be a better writer, and I think it is true. Each time I read something on a blog, that is lucid and well written, funny or important, or simply with wonderful images for me to look at, I want to do the same for my readers.
Here’s to the next milestone, I won’t say what it is, I’ll just wait to see if it comes to pass. And remember, take the time to enjoy the view as you pass along the road. You don’t know what will have changed next time you pass this way.