It's a little quiet piece of this planet I enjoy thoroughly.
Taking a walk through the woods is the kind of adventure I most enjoy at this phase of my life...quiet and with solitude. Of course, with Howdy romping all over the place, it's not always quiet.
|Near the future home-site, this will be the backyard.|
It would be nice to build a small cabin right on our land in a spot where the lake can be seen with great views. But, access to the house would be more challenging.
|In this area, you look straight ahead at the lake.|
There's something soul-touching about being close to the water. It's beautiful, relaxing, inspirational and the scenery just makes you feel good inside.
It'd be nice to walk out the front door and to enjoy the lake.
However, it's not practical to build at the back of the property near the lake, especially because there are two areas of creek that we would have to go over and that would mean a significant, sturdy engineered bridge to accommodate crossing traffic.
And here's the other area that has to be crossed.
In the below shot, you can see the first crossing and in the distance, the picture shows the dip of the creek. This is an area of land that is both incredibly awesome while also being a humongous pain. However, I'd never give up the beauty and specialness of having a spring fed creek on our land.
There's no doubt I am eager to enjoy some sunsets in the country. The photo below is the sunset captured as we are leaving the acreage.
It's not always easy to head back into the Greater Houston area, especially when we are leaving the natural beauty of the country and having to put distance between us and fresh country air.
Knowing that we get to come back another day, very soon, is a happy thought. Until then, I enjoy life right where I am.
As my great-grandmother Lola would say, "All's not so bad."
No, all's not so bad, not at all.