Now that it is fall it has showed me even more beauty. Most of the trees surrounding the area are pine trees of some sort so they down turn colors but there are some that do and it was so fun watching them change although the one right by my room literally changed overnight pretty much and then a few days later most of the leaves were on the ground too. Its great now too because the sun rises about the time I need to get up so I can just look out the window in the morning and tell if I have to get up or not. I mean it is great walking around there and the sky being partly cloudy and it is just the perfect temperature and there is a small breeze and you are just surrounded by nature. You hear the birds singing, the bees buzzing the mosquitos getting in your face (ok that last one is not so cool but still). I mean the other day I actually saw a woodpecker. We were getting something out of the basement of one of the houses and it was in the tree nearby. There was also a really bad weather day, super cold, around 32 or so raining (and I’m convinced mixed with snow at some points) and super windy. We had to go down to the circus valley (empty now, the tents go down at the start of Sep) and put the fence back up and you could actually hear the wind howling. Like that is not an expression it can really howl.
But besides all of that there is even a greater thing I get to see on almost a daily basis, which is the sun set, and of course some days it is not that great but I would say at LEAST 1 day a week there is an amazing sun set. I mean all sorts of fiery colors and the clouds line up perfectly. I have some pictures but really they are nothing compared to seeing the real thing. And don’t get me on the night sky, omg the amount of stars that it is possible to see! I have now actually seen the milky way (Well I saw it the times I was here prior to this trip but still), I could star gaze if I knew what to look for. And the moon, you know I have had people tell me how bright it can be but I mean really one the night of the full moon if the sky is clear you don’t need a flash light (I don’t use one anyway but still). You know Sven has called this place paradise before and some of the kids laugh and joke about it but I disagree I see where he is coming from there is a beauty here that is very hard to find anywhere else and some people don’t understand where I come from being that I grew up in the city but there is a raw beauty in nature that I think many people forget or just miss all together.