Thursday, January 15, 2015

Viewing Life through Rose colored glasses

I’ve been told I view life this way.

This is my kitchen window at sunset…

and it faces East!

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There was so much color in the sky that it was bouncing off the house next door and casting rose color into my kitchen…at sunset!

So what does this have to do with ‘fences? (maybe nothing! haha)

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I went for a hike by myself again. It’s more fun to go with your hubby or best friend but I think it’s important to do things by yourself from time to time, too.

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And it was a beautiful day for a hike!

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party

and Roses of Inspiration.

Do you like to challenge yourself?

48 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What a beautiful rosy shot. So glad you didn't miss it! Have a wonderful day!

Laurie M said...

what a beautiful rosey glow! I am always told I see though rose colored glasses too!Beautiful photos!

ann said...

I think we all need some time to ourselves once in awhile. I need to clear my head from time to time: reset. And what is wrong with rose colored glass? Very pretty. Hope you have a wonderful week end.

Amy Jo said...

Beautiful! I love being out hiking. Although we don't do it often enough.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Stephanie said...

I love the first photo, Diane! The color is simply beautiful! Sometimes life viewed through rose-colored glasses is the best way to go....

Have a great day, my friend. Love and hugs!

Arlene Grimm said...

I do miss walking in my old neighborhood Diane. There were many routes I could take and I always enjoyed seeing the changes in neighbors yards etc. Here in the townhome community I often feel like a hamster on a wheel. I need to break out of the rut and drive to a pleasant place to walk!! You are encouraging me to do so.

And I love that beautiful color. The sun has not been shining here and I do miss it.

NanaDiana said...

That first pictures is gorgeous. The "fence" is the lines of grout between the glass blocks there! Have a great day. xo Diana

Diane said...

How neat!! Sunsets are so interesting!

Shug said...

Amazing colors.....It certainly is nice to sometimes have some quite time. Lots of thoughts can take place when we walk by ourselves. Great fence....
Enjoy the sunshine..

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful ! I enjoy bike rides and shopping with just myself !

Christine said...

That,s amazing! The sunset must have been beautiful!
I enjoy some hiking myself!

TexWisGirl said...

just love your area of florida! and love that bounce-color!

Stacey said...

Beautiful! Be careful by yourself.

Inger said...

I love sunset reflections and yours is amazing. Of course you see life through rose colored glasses and in the process make me and many others I imagine happy just reading your blog, looking at the pictures. I challenge myself all the time. With my type 1 diabetes, it is absolutely necessary or I would just fade away.

Primitive Stars said...

Always beautiful scenery in Florida. Blessings Francine.

Linda Kay said...

Even at my age, I'm always challenging myself. Now it's to take off those Christmas holiday pounds. That will mean more walks with Polly. That view of your wall in the kitchen is really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Kim Orcutt said...

What a pretty shot! Love seeing your green grass and sunshine. I need some of that about now!
Kim

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a pretty color bouncing in your kitchen window! I love hiking, we won't get to do any of that for a while with our cold temps, this post makes me so excited for spring and summer! :) Happy sweet day! xo Holly

Margaret Adamson said...

you found great fences on your hike.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the 'rosy shot. I've been told I see life through Rose Colored Glasses also...see we are Sisters!
hugs,
Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Hi Diane.... Love your banner photo! Keep walking... Stay fit!

Montanagirl said...

Hello my friend! I'm still here - just not blogging as often. Have so many things to do and catch up on. lol. I LOVE the beautiful colors coming in your window, and the wood fences are absolutely the best!! Great shots, my friend!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Beautiful rosy glow! I love your windowsill. Better to look through rose colored glasses than dark and somber ones.

No walks for me - still fighting this mean old cold. But I think I'm winning.

Sarah Beth said...

Oh my, all that rosy color -- imagine what it would have been if you faced west!! A solitary walk would be nice, especially if you take your camera!

Margaret said...

Better to see things through rose colored glasses! I truly believe that! Maggie

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane,
I just love the atmosphere in your kitchen at sunset. That is just beautiful. I agree it is important to take walks on one's own and get lost in our thoughts.
Hope your New Year is extra special

Helenxx

Karen S. said...

Alone time is good! What a lovely place for hike too it's very beautiful!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane, Very nice that you wear rose colored glasses! That is the best way to view life! What an amazing glow of color. I love it when Mother Nature comes inside (as long as it doesn't have legs) lol....I like to walk by myself. Gives me time to think!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Vee said...

Beautiful colors to be bouncing around your world. I don't mind going for a walk alone, but not all the time.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
I agree, alone time can be nice. And you have such a charming area to explore. I love seeing all the goodies that you come across when you step into nature. It warms my heart.

A happy day to you, Diane.

~Sheri

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

well what a nice hike and glasses as well :)

Hell NO I don't like to challenge myself / life just makes me do it :)

acorn hollow said...

I am thinking more and more about a winter get away this cold is getting awful.
Cathy

doodles n daydreams said...

That window shot is lovely. I'm glad you enjoyed your walk, I often walk by myself, a good time for reflection.

Diana

Debby said...

Love when the sunsets are that color. I agree about doing some things by yourself.

Ida said...

I'd say that's a lovely way to view life, such a pretty pink color. Neat fence shot you found on your walk.

Kathy said...

Oh! I adore that rose glow coming through the window - lucky you!

Linda R said...

That sure does look like a beautiful sunset. And what a lovely place for a Hike. Looks Beautiful.

Hugs~

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful hike photos! It looks sort of lavender! Lavender glasses xoox

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diane, what a teat is that window. Beautiful colors. I too love alone time, we all need it to re charge. I have a special place that I love to walk and it always happens on Sundays afternoon, so I call it my "talk to God" time. Great challenge.
Blessing,
Marlene

Pamela Gordon said...

The sunset window shot is so beautiful!! Wow. What a nice surprise.

sandy said...

Love your fence photo! And the rose color coming through your windows...beautiful! Have a rosy day!

Felicia said...

i've seen some beautiful sunsets in the east too.

wonderful fence also. yep i do lots of stuff by myself.

Doreen@househoneys said...

The colors through your kitchen window are so pretty, they almost don't look real!

(Alone time is often underestimated I think.)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the pretty colors and reflection in the first photo..Gorgeous! Wonderful fence find, looks like a nice place for a hike.. Have a happy weekend!

Carla from The River said...

Great photos!!
I agree about taking time to do stuff by yourself, but it is more fun to do it with a best friend. :-)

Sam I Am...... said...

What a gorgeous picture ...are those glass blocks for windows? I would do your watercolor fix and frame that picture...beautiful!
Since I'm single for 20 some years now...I do everything myself! LOL! I love it!

Scrappy quilter said...

totally agree about doing something by yourself. I was drawn to the fence in your photo. Loved the serenity of it.

Conniecrafter said...

nice pictures, especially the sunset, ours bounces off our neighbors house behind us and it is so pretty!