Tuesday, September 07, 2010
My Window on the World
When I'm in San Miguel, my "window on the world" looks out over the canyon toward Delores Hidalgo and the tree shaded jardin on the property. Here in West Virginia, its the deck outside the living room and sun porch. I've had fun spiffing up the area with plants and furniture. It's high enough that the deer can't get to the plants (something I've never had to be concerned about in my life). It's a magnificent place to drink coffee in the morning and watch the Canadian geese munching near the second tee of the golf course. Or in the evening about 6PM, the deer are munching between the second tee and the rest of the golf course. One could almost set your watch by the time that they will show up. The fawn leap and play under the watchful eyes of their mothers. Never straying too far. I "ooh and aah" every time. It is a magical sight.
A lot of time and money is spent by the groundskeepers to keep the course manicured and green. Whereas in Mexico, my beauty is totally natural. I can tell you, for sure, that the grass cutters are out there EVERY morning at 6:45 and the first golfers are usually teeing off by 7AM. We sleep with the windows open to hear all the night sounds. But the morning sounds of the mowers and the golfers isn't nearly as pleasant.
I feel blessed to be staying in such a magnificently beautiful place. It feeds my soul. And I also realize how blessed I am to return home to an equally beautiful place.