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Last Rays

I took this photo one evening last fall.  We were checking on the progress of our house and I noticed the sky color over the trees across the street.  I grabbed my camera and rushed over to the East Beach.  I’m so glad that I did.


East Beach
Lake Kiowa, Texas

I’m happy to say that we are now living in this gorgeous lake community.  We spent years living in the city with views of other houses from every window.  We still have other houses close by.  I just don’t see them as much because I have the trees and a little strip of blue water to catch my eye.  Our lake view is small; but I know it’s there.  I can even catch a little sunset color on the water in the evenings.  And that makes me happy.  I’m living my dream.  It doesn’t get much better than that.

What’s your favorite view?  Can you see it from a window in your home or do you have to travel to see it?





6 thoughts on “Last Rays

  1. Several favorite views come to mind. Why several? Some are places I doubt I will ever see again, but I still see them in my mind–Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. Some I can go back to like the one east of Wayside Texas on a friend’s land where I can stand, look down a long side canyon and then all the way across Palo Duro Canyon. Then there was the view I had in my mind for many years but could not place it. Finally, I just happened to go back to the place and realized, “This is it; the view I keep dreaming about!” It is the view from the parking lot at Carlsbad Caverns looking all the way across the Pecos River Valley into the far horizon.

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    • I can imagine that you have seen many beautiful views during your travels. It’s been years since I’ve been to Carlsbad; but I can imagine that it’s a beautiful sight. I love being at the top of a mountain pass and looking out over the tops of the trees to the mountains in the distance — there are some great spots near Red River and Santa Fe. Obviously, I also like views of lakes and rivers. 🙂 🙂


      • Other great long distance views are possible on the road up to Ski Apache near Ruidoso and, of course, one can always hike the trail at Capulin Volcano. Supposedly you can see nearly 100 miles from there.


      • I had forgotten about Ruidoso. We were there about a year ago. Beautiful views. I have a photo on my blog of the lake. I’ve never been to the top of Capulin; but we’ve been over to the area.
        There’s a spot in Colorado that we went to years ago that you were suppose to be able to see for 100 miles. I bet I have an actual photo of it somewhere. Maybe I’ll find it when I start organizing my photos.


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