Tuesday, December 10, 2013

View


V is for View. I really thought long and hard on the "V" post. View seemed like it was a bit weak, but couldn't think of anything else. Let's start with the view from the house I grew up in. For several years we lived in a house just outside of Erie, Colorado. Our house sat on a little rise, and we had a great view of the Front Range. A couple of years ago I visited the old place and took this picture of the view.

Purple Mountains Amber Waves
VIEW FROM MY CHILDHOOD HOME IN ERIE, COLORADO

When I was a boy, I would spend a week every summer at Glacier View Ranch. I always had a good time at summer camp. A few years ago, I made a return visit to Glacier View. I hadn't been there since I was a boy. I was surprised by how much things looked the same. The view from the parking lot was just as I remembered it.

Glacier View Ranch
VIEW FROM GLACIER VIEW RANCH

One of the most beautiful views I have ever seen is the view from my brother-in-law Duane's cabin. It is located above Leadville, Colorado and the surroundings are beautiful. The view from Duane's cabin is as pretty as any view in the area.

View from Duane's cabin near Leadville Colorado
VIEW FROM DUANE'S CABIN IN LEADVILLE, COLORADO

One of my favorite views is the view of my backyard. Each season has a special beauty. there are dogwoods and redbuds in the spring. In the summer the trees have so many leaves that you can't tell I live in town. I believe that it is the most beautiful in the fall. Here is a view of my backyard in the fall. Duane built the table and benches out of granite slabs.

My Backyard
VIEW OF MY BACKYARD IN THE FALL

The Talimena Scenic Drive has some of the most beautiful views in Arkansas. We are very blessed to have such beautiful views so close. Here are a couple of views from the Talimena Drive.

Grand View
VIEW FROM GRAND VIEW VISTA

Winter View
WINTER VIEW FROM THE TALIMENA SCENIC DRIVE

One of the most amazing views I have seen in Arkansas, is the view from The Lodge At Mount Magazine. Mount Magazine State park is the highest point in Arkansas. The lodge and the grounds surrounding it have breathtaking views. The great room has large windows that look out from the highest point in Arkansas.

Impressive View
VIEW FROM THE LODGE AT MOUNT MAGAZINE

The last few days we have been experiencing the effects of a very destructive ice storm.  Last Thursday freezing rain coated the trees and broke many trees causing many roads to be impassible and widespread electrical outages.  Here in town we were without electricity for about 24 hours, but many Polk County residents are still without power 6 days later.  Here is the view down Polk Road 70.

VIEW DOWN POLK ROAD 70 NEAR MENA, ARKANSAS

You can read the blog post that I wrote shortly after our electricity was restored by clicking here.  Even though the ice storm was so destructive, it created some beautiful scenes.  This photo was taken near my house.

VIEW DOWN SOUTH MENA STREET

After all of this ice and cold weather, I saved my favorite view for last. Gina and I love to visit Belize. Our favorite place is San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. The last two times we have visited San Pedro, we have stayed at the SunBreeze Hotel right on the beach. The view from our room was beautiful. Right now we are having freezing rain and sleet here in Arkansas. I wish I was in Belize with this view.

San Pedro Belize Ocean View
VIEW FROM THE SUNBREEZE HOTEL IN SAN PEDRO, BELIZE

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8 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous views and very good shots. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  2. Well, you're wrong about one thing; it is NOT a weak topic, it's VARIED!
    ROG, ABCW

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  3. Oh how I wish I had a view of the sea and palm trees right now too! :D But the views of your area are absolutely spectacular, too. Stay warm, Rich!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  4. You have captured all these wonderful views quite impressively...

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  5. Love all the views - especially Belize

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  6. Love your interesting choice for V, stunning views and so many different ones!

    V is for ...

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  7. My first time here, thanks to ABC. "View"? VIEWS! All amazing. The first, looking up into the trees... always one of my favorite points of view. You have shown Arkansas at its best, and I loved every photo. Peace, Amy from Madison, WI (oh, next week is "W"!)

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