5 Minute Friday: VIEW

May 23, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Posted in 5 Minute Friday, View | 10 Comments



1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on the word:::



What do you see?

Today while driving home from Little Rock, we saw a house that was high on a mountain (an Ozark mountain) and Ron said, “Wow, look at the view that those people get from their house.”

View.  I used to love to sit in the back of our sailboat, Rozinante, and see the world.  The view from the back of a sailboat is so different from the view of our deck.  There’s nothing wrong with the view from the back of our deck, nor the front porch.  Don’t get me wrong, both places have nice views.  In the back, you can see our young trees – we’ve lived here 10 years, and have planted most everything you see, so nothing is huge yet.  From the front porch, you can see a few trees that were here when we moved in plus a few younger trees that my husband planted.

Oh, but the view from Roz.  Depending on where we were, you could see so many things…when we’d be at the dock, you could see everyone else’s sailboats and watch everyone doing whatever; you could see the other sailboats on their moorings and you could view the motorboats ignoring the “No Wake” buoys.  Yeah, sometimes we’d holler at them and sometimes we’d just ignore them.

When we’d anchor out in coves, the views were incredible.  Sometimes we’d tie up with other sailboats and hop from boat to boat and see life from different boats; sometimes we’d be all by our lonesome – not lonely, just the two of us.  We’d jump off the back of Roz and watch nature.  Sometimes we’d see an eagle, sometimes a huge fish would swim by…

At night, we’d see the stars…make wishes on falling stars.  What a view.  My husband taught me about the stars, we’d sit back and he’d point out so many things…Cassiopeia and other constellations.  I’d stare at the Milky Way and wonder how many stars were up there.

Thank You, God, for my eyes, so that I can view your beautiful world!



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  1. ah … the water … always a view, no matter where you gaze … always something fresh and new and alive that speaks deeply to weary souls, yes?

    • Definitely! I miss those days but we couldn’t afford a baby and a house mortgage along with the sailboat mortgage. Thank you for visiting!

  2. Very lovely post.

    • Thank you!

  3. LOVE the name of your boat! What a great name for something that takes on you wonderful adventures. 🙂

    • Nancy, our first sailboat was Dulcinea. She was in dry-dock when we purchased her; hadn’t been sailed in months; needed tons of work; it was a labor of love to get her in the water!

      Thanks for visiting!

  4. There’s nothing quite like the view from a boat. Something about being on water is just good for the soul. Thanks for a really tranquil post! 🙂

  5. Thanks for your kind words and thanks for visiting,Susan!

  6. Beautiful! You make me want to come visit! 🙂

  7. Thank you for visiting! We no longer have Rozinante…wish we still did, tho.

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