Today is one of those less windy days. It’s a beautiful morning here, with the sun casting its mellow glow on everything around me. The view from outside my balcony is so beautiful, that every time I pass by it, I stop in tracks to get a good dekko. I freeze in place and crane my neck to get a good view of the surroundings and to capture them forever in my mind. I feel like filling my eyes with that picture and locking it in there like a screensaver, if such a thing was possible. It’s like I can’t get enough of this…this magnificent view. I want to fill my senses with this magnanimous splendor that surrounds me. Who knows if my stay here in NZ is permanent or temporary? What I know for sure is, years later when I will recall upon this day, my mind will dig up this beautiful, breathtaking view from the recesses of my mind, and bring a big, BIG smile on my face.
The first thing I do as soon as I get up is rush upstairs to the balcony and lose myself here. I say my little thank you prayer here, grateful that I am living here in middle of this heaven. (Things I am grateful for Reason#2)
Today I brewed myself a steaming cup of coffee, dragged a chair in to the balcony and sat perched on it to get my eyeful of the view. Steaming hot coffee goes perfectly with the fine cool weather here. It was so rejuvenating, just to be looking out and sipping coffee without any care in the world. I must have been sitting there at least 40 minutes, just looking out and around, listening to the birds chirping. Don’t remember the last time I did such a thing, restless soul that I am!
Here are a few snaps from the balcony, our private little heaven.
Isn’t it beautiful? How can one not be happy here? Oh, and can you see those quaint little white houses dotting the hills? No? Then please take a closer look. How I wish I had a DSLR! Like right now.
(*makes a mental note to tell TCG to save up and buy a DSLR soon or plans on stealing his Credit card*)
And in that last picture there, did you see those orange leaves? Autumn will be here soon, and all the green that you see here will turn into orange, yellow and red. Whooooooooooaaa …Oh my God, that will be so stunningly beautiful!
(*worries about how much colder will it get, if its already so cold in summer? Whines that all her new clothes are useless, they will be buried under jackets and sweaters anyway…sighs*)
I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect start for the day (or my married life for that matter). I feel like I am seeing the world around me through some rose-tinted glass. Is this real? I have to pinch myself to realize and to absorb how much my life has changed in a couple of months. I have left my parents, my family, my friends, my food, my job, my country and my entire former life behind, and here I am, in middle of this heaven. I am full of mixed, conflicting emotions at the moment…but they are mostly good feelings. Knowing that my family is happy back home, I am at peace here.