"You beautiful trees! I love every one of you as a friend."
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery ~
I used to long for expansive mountain views
That stretched on and on and on...
The broad rolling skyline!
And it is exquisite, for sure.
But the view I prefer to live with these days
Is closer in,
Feels secure and lovely in a way the
Big mountain view does not.
Light through leaves and pine needles,
Dappled, luminous, soothing, and
Home feels like a hug.