Canada’s glorious mountains (please click to enlarge).
What type of scenery do you most like to look at? If you built your dream home, what would the view be of?
Most people say either the ocean or mountains.
But some enjoy a cityscape, or the quiet expanse of an empty prairie . Some prefer the rolling hills of rural life, or the ordered borders of farming country. Some must look on pine forests, or desert hues, and others on a tropical sea. How about you? What do you prefer?
I have always built my ideal home in my mind as a way to relax and manage stress. It helps to visit there when one is tense. I did this both times I had surgery and each time I was able to sail away from the hospital room and into my sanctuary. Much like a bucket list it also helps to focus your attention on what you really want in life.
I guess it is not a surprise that I ended up moving to a place that is similar to what I always imagined. And just like a bucket list, when you achieve one dream, you can always add more! Now I imagine a different type of place when I wish to escape.
I love the empty rolling hills of Holler life. I love our stream and sunsets, and our wild ones. I wouldn’t trade them.
But, now I go to the mountains in my mind.
I crave the peaks filled with snow, and the smell of pine and the pine needles crunching underfoot. I miss the forest creatures, and a glimpse of bears or wolves.
So now, when I wish to relax, I build a cabin in the woods, amidst the pines and peaks, and enjoy my visits there.
I hope you spend time with your dreams.
Who knows, they may just come true!
Cheers to you from The Holler~
I so choose these beautiful landscapes over cityscape anytime, beautiful captures 🙂
Yep! Me three!
So glad that you came for a visit!!! 🙂
And I’m going back in March to the west coast!!! Woo Hoo
It’s so beautiful it looks like a painting. cheers Judy 🙂
OK…, it would be the house I have now, with the Gulf beach view from the front exposure, the mountains in the rear of the home, with the desert view from the dining room windows, and a pine forest visible from the bedroom. I know…, but you said “dream home” didn’t you? Your pics of the Canadian Rockies are just stunning, Cindy. They make me long for the beautiful views and the fresh, clean air (and the trout fishing). Hugs.
Oooooh I like your dream house!! I would love a house like that too!!
THAT would be an awesome house location!
The place is photographic heaven!
Yep!! It surely is!!
my dream home would definitly be on the beach somewhere…but you know these photos of the mountains are so breath taking…would be peaceful to live in such a place…enjoy Cindy!
I can see you in a house on the beach, tropical and always warm, walking in the sunset in the warm sand……..
yes, yes, yes, you have it perfectly…
I like to say I was raised on a beach (well maybe 15 minutes away) and I love the seashore, but now I live in a valley between two mountain ranges. I crave the ocean walks and views, but when I go to the beach I crave the peaceful beauty of a mountain valley. Perhaps I am living my dream. Your post is wonderful as always and as always makes me think.
Yes I need to have both oceans and mountains in my life on a regular basis as I was raised by the ocean too. Cheers to you Dor and hugs and hopes for you and Rozie!
Any of these would make me smile when I looked out my window!
Yes they would me too!!
My dream home would be in the mountains too….such a gorgeous place!!!!
I share your sentiments & interests!! 🙂
Absolutely amazing. I have started a folder for background themes on my PC, entitled Cindy’s Pics. Thank you. My background at the moment is the fourth one down from the top.
Oh I am truly honored & so happy to think of you enjoying them!! Thank you sincerely for telling me this & cheers to you~
Do you sell your photographs, Cindy? Or have you done any gallery displays?
No to all but thanks for the idea!! Cheers to you~
Beautiful! My dream place in on the beach in either Mexico or Hawaii….but I’d also have a little getaway in a San Francisco apartment where the cable cars passed by out front…ding, ding.
I am in San Francsico as I write this visiting my daughter for her birthday in just such a place. It is her ideal place as well! Cheers to you~
Look over to the East Bay. I’m wa ing hi.
I see you!!!! 🙂
I like your dream home of the mind! I think I would like to have a view of water but most especially a view of the sea. My dentist used to have a scene of a very busy French street on the ceiling above the patient’s chair. I got to know that scene rather well! It was distracting and calming.
Yes we have a lot of control over our minds and hence our bodies too. Water is calming~
Danke schone! 🙂
Everything is perfect 🙂
So kind & cheers to you~
Masterpiece after masterpiece! “Spend time with your dreams,” lovely words you leave us with, so simple and in these busy times can be so remote, but worth the journey. Always inspiring Cindy!
So glad you think so and hugz to you~
This my dream, to imagine the serenity and the peacefulness is amazing for sure, thanx for sharing, awesome images, can’t believe it’s Canada though, guess I don’t get out much..cheers 🙂
Awwww, wising you much peace and serenity my friend~
Thank you, you are such a kind and sweet person…:-)
Visa versa x 2 to u!
So peaceful and I remember singing ‘O Beautiful, for spacious skies” in school.. i love that song and these pics are real keepers.
I am honored! Merci beau coup~
As soon as we can afford it, my husband and I will be pulling our house behind us (trailer) and looking at every single view we’ve ever thought of to see from our picture window! For now, I enjoy your photos and use them as inspiration for places to
Oh, how perfect!! Your favorite view will then be the one you choose each night!! Wonderful!!
I love the color of the water! Everything there looks so fresh and crisp! I know my Boo Bear would love to visit there too!! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Hugz back to both of you! I hope you take Boo Bear, Canada is very dog friendly!
My Dream house would be at the ocean. I love the crashing waves, the unknown treasures one might find on a walk, the wildlife, and it wouldn’t matter what time of year, I love all the seasons at the ocean. However, this place that you photographed so well, that would do to in a pinch! Absolutely beautiful!!! Tracy
Yes the ocean is incredible in all seasons as you say! It is wonderful to walk on the shores in the winter. Thank you for your thoughtful words~
Spectacular!!! The majesty stopped me from dreaming….
lol~ Back to your dreams please!
I grew up in the foothills of the Rocky’s. I love to go to the mountains to get away from the world. Your pictures are amazing.
Stunning photos. I’m lucky enough to live on 7 acres with 360 views of trees, mountains and plenty of wildlife… just no rivers or lakes. This world is a beautiful place though and I occasionally wonder about life next to the ocean.
You could always go for a vacation in a cottage by the sea……Cheers to you~
Buna ziua!…De doua zile am schimbat numele la blog…deoarece au fost neintelegeri si am fost nevoita sa schimb numele la blog. Eu sunt aceiasi Ileana si va astept in casuta mea virtuala cand doriti si cand puteti!…O zi frumoasa alaturi de familie!…Noua mea adresa…
Hello! … Two days ago I changed the name of the blog … because they were misunderstanding and I had to change the name of the blog. I am the same Ileana and wait in my virtual box when you want and when you can! … A beautiful day with your family! … My new address …
Those pictures are a visual delight, and I can almost smell the mountain air and pine trees from here 🙂
So happy you enjoyed and gracias ma deah!
A blog that always makes me say – WOW!
You are so NICE!!! Mil grazi!
My dream house would have a view of the ocean, but that last shot of the mountains might make me change my mind!
lol! One could always have their house by the ocean and their vacations in the mountains!
Yes. Great idea.
I LOVE your photos! 😀
They make me imagine a wonderland in which all the fantastic creature dwell. The unicorns, the fairies and the elves (like the one in Lord of the Rings)!
I have always been a “mountain person” (strangely, most of my friends are “sea people”! Ha ha ha).
I love green hills, pine trees, small rivers, foxes and raccoons (but most of my past vacations involved the beach and lots of anti-sunburn lotion! L-O-L!).
I know that you are right Hari, because when you told me you thought there fairies in the snowy mountains I was sure you were right and thougt it before you said it. I think there are unicorns and elves and other magical creatures here too, but they don’t like to have their pictures taken!!! 🙂 Thank you Hari & cheers to you~
The splendor of nature surpasses the imagination .Spectacular post Cindy,and thank you for keeping in touch.jalal
An you too Jala! Thank you~
I love the 162 comments on your blog, the photo’s are well worthy of attention. I’d put them up on my walls too. Jackie 🙂
Oh that is a real honor! Thank you so much!
Amazing mountains! 🙂 That’s something I’ve never seen in real life, I’d love to see a mountain one day. I love the sunlight on them too, really makes them glow and come alive in the picture!! 😀
Beautiful landscape. I’ve had beach and I’ve had mountains. Don’t make me have to choose!! Right now, I don’t have either but I am in driving distance of both! 🙂
Well that works!! A little of each! Cheers to you my friend~
Incredible. Those blues. You take such beautiful photographs.
Ahhhh, that makes me happy! Merci~
You say such nice things! Thank you!
My favorite is the very last photograph. You can almost smell the fir scent in the air. Ken
Yes I like this one too! So happy you do too & cheers to you~
so beautiful! Those mountains are touchably real. You DO live in Eden–and I soooo vicariously enjoy.
Weellll, Eden is earth and we all live here!! Hugz to you~
Merci beau coup~
Thank you ma deah, very kind & cheers to you!
So schöne Bilder wünsche dir einen schönen Tag und eine schöne glückliche neue Woche.Gruß und Freundschaft.Gislinde
Gislinde Ich danke Ihnen für Ihre freundlichen Worte! 🙂 🙂
Oh my my Cindy … those are like postcards!
Mil grazi & most appreciated!
Stunning Cindy I must admit the mountains are my favourite scenery, but to live among them I would need to be about 30 years younger…
Thank goodness we can always travel there in our minds!! Besides you & Jack are more active than people 30 years younger then you!!
Thanks Cindy that makes me smile 🙂
Cindy, you are such a brilliant artist. Funny enough, every time I leave your site, I feel as though I’ve seen life as beautiful as it can be. Yet everytime I come back, you prove me wrong! As artists, my daughter & I have the privilege to see art 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Those artists just starting out; & those who have mastered their craft. Your art is one of true mastery~And you have rapidly become one of my favorite photographers. Your knowledge of beauty & seeing life in it’s most epic & richest of forms…..well, I’m only grateful that we can come along for the ride and see through your eyes! Thank you Cindy for your art; for what you give back to the art community. For allowing us to see just how blessed we are to walk this earth & enjoy this majestic beauty!
Oh, well, you made me cry. These words are thoughtful and beautiful and incredibly kind and they have created a lasting impression. With sincere gratitude and love, thank you, both!
I could not agree more, Inion!
I love my wonderful blogging friends. Thank you both დდ
For me Tropical Sea…I want to retire and become a beach bum – what cha think?
Just dream about it in your spare time for fun and you never know what may happen in the future……..
I can’t believe that scenery is real. But if it is, I HAVE to go there!
Yes, you must go and see for yourself! It is more stunning than the photos can convey!
Now I have to travel to Canada and see for myself….truly beautiful images. Hard to believe there is still so much raw beauty left in nature.
Oh I do hope you go and post some photos and trust the beauty is there!! Cheers to you~
Grand and beautiful.
ahhh, so kind! 🙂
Let’s see… Of course, I’d love to have a home within a bike ride of the beach. Interestingly enough, I also love a big city! Chicago, New York, and San Francisco all sound ideal to me & each one has lovely beaches to choose from.
Oooh you smarty! The best of both worlds!
Too bad WP won’t let me click like 2 or 3 X .
What a wonderful blog. I am drawn to the sea always but the scent of pines in the mountains sounds very seductive.
How nice of you and I agree with you! I have to be in the mountains several times a year!
Canada is gorgeous!
I so agree! Cheers to you!
Probably heaven looks like this. Thanks Cindy.
Oh, I think you must be right!! Thank you very much დ