Saturday, September 02, 2006

the commute


the early morning mist kissed the golden wheat fields with a shimmery haze as i drove to work today … a most relaxing time of day … i have my morning chat with the Lord as i navigate the familiar stretch of highway that leads to the park … however, i best be awake while i drive … i share the roadway with many critters! this morning it was a mama deer with her 2 teenagers … they all scampered across the road as if theirs was the only right of way … i slowed and watched their effortless gait … happy that i saw them in time …

i enjoy my 25 minute commute … the traffic is light and the scenery relaxing and serene …

this year i have seen wildlife galore! the deer that i encountered this morning – well that’s a usual occurrence … on the more unusual side is the timber wolf, a few weeks back … it was within a mile of the office, standing majestically by the side of the road … i slowed down and looked at him – he looked at me … eyes clear, displaying some interest and curiosity … he stood his ground and i drove past ...

bears are another regular sighting …they pop up wherever there is something to munch on ...

foxes, beavers, canada geese ... all seemed to be plentiful this summer ... and regulars on my morning route ...

shortly a new season begins and my daily drives will cease ... i will miss the morning solitude of the road ... but i do look forward to another routine beginning ... fall and winter ...



Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

17 comments:

jettybetty said...

I love wildlife--your commute sounds so wonderful!

Ginger said...

What a beautiful word picture you've painted! It made me envy your drive to work. :)

Terry said...

Good morning Saija..
What a lovely ...as Ginger so aptly puts it, a "word picture"!!
Nice thing to read this Lord's day morning!!
What a great God we have!..Love Terry

Saija said...

jb ... it truly is ... this year with the 90% sunny type of day - well it has been almost dream like ... i hope you are enjoying your new job and finding your niche there! blessings ...

ginger ... i love to drive ... and watch the seasons change ... there is a little of everything on my commute ... :o) ... just thought i'd take my blog buds along ... :o)

terry ... as i drive, i look at all that God created - and ENJOY what i see ... how wonderful it will be when one day we will "see it" the way HE ment for it to really be!

Jammie J. said...

learning to be content in whatever season we're in.

yep. that's what you're doing. i know, because i'm doing it too. with my 6 am swimming ... :)

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

What a pleasant drive..Makes it all worth it. Sandy

Saija said...

jeanette ... swimming at 6 sounds chilly! is it?

Sandy ... i love to watch the seasons change as i drive ... it's soothing to see the farmers combining and the canada geese starting to practise for their trip down south ...

Mrs. Diamond said...

i actually think i would enjoy a commute like that every day. no traffic, great scenery... music blaring, singing at the top of my lungs, hair flying in the breeze.....

hehe

Captainwow said...

wow, Fall already!!

good thing you like to drive!!

Saija said...

mrsd ... well i'd need a canopener to take the top off if i wanted the hair flying in the breeze *grin* ... but yes i do love it ... and you know how pretty it is out here!!!

cptnwow ... yup, my mom has always loved to drive and i think she passed that feeling along ... i rest that way!!! gotta dash ... my last day at work awaits! *hugs* to sam ... :o)

Terry said...

Dear Saija...Have a good last day at the salt mines!
I hear it is going to be nice and sunny in my beloved prairies today..
Rainy here in Ontario and this Manitoba gopher would love to change places with you!!

Thanks for the email. You are a real gem Saija!!...Love Terry

auntibeck said...

Makes me think of Alaska in a way--part of my family are near Valdez and are surrounded by beauty as well. It's a terribly hot one down here today--110 in our LA suburb--but the roses are blooming and God is good!

Jammie J. said...

i prefer to use the word "refreshing"!

Peg said...

That beats the skunks, snakes, and armadillos I have around my house - I would love the scenery there.

Saija said...

terry ... the last day at the park was busy ... but nice ... i will miss my workbuds, but now the even more earnest prayer for a condo for us to buy will continue ... blessings!

auntibeck ... 110 is a bit warm, isn't it? hopefully you have some good ways of keeping cool ... grapes from the freezer do it for me!

jeanette ... ok, ya - refreshing! but my skin would go chilly chilly chilly ... *grin*

peg ... you made me chuckle! cause i know it's not that bad for ya!!! ... you and your gorgeous new home ... :o)

Maggie Ann said...

I'd love to see the wildlife you describe. We have lots of deer here...they are what we see most often. Your rides into work do sound relaxing!

Saija said...

maggie ann ... they were wonderful this year ... hardly any early morning fog or heavy rains ... i'm just enjoying my first cup of coffee (well the laundry is going, cat fed, got leo his pills, etc etc) ... :o)