A Room with a View

The conservatory, my favourite room in the whole house!   There is no TV only my iPod loaded with my favourite music for when I‘m in the mood to listen, but mostly I like it quiet …. apart from the hum of my sewing machine that is!

One of the things I like best about it is the view ….. we look out over fields where cows graze and swallows swoop and buzzards soar gracefully overhead, and in the evening bats negotiate the gathering gloom with their high pitched squeals.   I’ve seen rabbits, foxes, deer and the occasional toad out there, not to mention  clouds of our famous tiny terrors …. the midgies!

I guess its not the most spectacular field to be honest but the view is never dull, it changes all the time with the weather and the seasons and the time of day.   The sun bursts over the horizon in the early morning and bathes the hills with gold in the evening.   I never tire of it.   When we first moved to this house it took us months before it sunk in that this was home, we would sit out in the garden and feel as if we were on holiday afraid that we would have to pack up and head home any day.

I’m touched and amazed by it’s simple beauty and the way that it draws me to God, I always feel closer to God when I’m outside for some reason and in my conservatory I feel as if I’m outside …. but I’m warm and dry and in Scotland that’s a bonus!    Even in the winter I like to sit out there and I even find the sound of the rain drumming on the roof comforting.

I tend to think of it as my space, the rest of the family also use it but its my favourite place, where I can turn down the volume on the distractions of everyday life.

It is I suppose my ‘God space’, where I can just ‘be‘ and be quiet and listen …..everyone should have one.  Where’s yours?

This is my view ….. all these photos were taken from the conservatory door at varying times of the day and year.      Cumulus Clouds in summer      Sun and storm clouds gathering

Late autumn

The cat is in charge !

Early morning in winter


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie Cole
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 23:11:00

    It is so beautiful where you live!


  2. Carol
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 07:24:10

    Lovely words Linda. I can relate to the conservatory, especially the sound of rain on the roof. It takes me back to holidays spent in a tent or a caravan with my parents, when a child and then with my family with my own family up in Glen More. Happy memories.


  3. theministersmrs
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 08:49:35

    Now I see why Cliff misses the area so much, although Argyll is lovely too, it’s a bit more rugged over here.


    • A different way of seeing....
      Jul 25, 2012 @ 10:27:25

      It is a very pretty area that we live in but as you say Argyll is more rugged, I love Argyll too, spent many holidays there when I was younger and Campbell comes from Dunoon. Nice to know Cliff misses us …. or maybe its just the scenery he misses!! 😛


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