Last Saturday we spend a great autumn day in Hood River Oregon. It’s an agriculture-based region on the north side of Mt. Hood known for its apples, pears, and peaches. In addition to the agriculture, it’s a beautiful part of the state, especially in the Fall when the leaves are changing. Throw a clear blue sunny sky in there, (along with my sister and brother in law) and a good thing gets exponentially better!
We’ve been going to Hood River in the fall for several years now, and I never get tired of the area’s natural seasonal beauty. Every year when I see the colors and Mt. Hood’s northern face, I’m awestruck all over again. I can’t imagine a day when that scene would NOT spark my amazement.
I think it’s important continue to be amazed by the beauty around us, even if we’ve seen it many times before. There’s something about a beautiful landscape that, as my wife would say, “fills my bucket”. I’ll never get tired of noticing such scenery.
Be on the lookout for those scenes that amaze you. Whether it’s a landscape, a night sky, a trout stream, or any other scene, it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that you take the time to stop and notice it, and to remind yourself that you’ll never get tired of experiencing it.