I would so love to see this in winter, wouldn't you? Do the people that live there and look at this every day even realize the beauty that they behold?
Even the simplest wall of flowers was beautiful to me.
I love how these houses are surrounded by God's creation. On one side of their house is the ocean; on the other side of their house are mountains. So whatever mood you are in would depict which window you looked out?
I enjoyed looking at all the interesting and beautiful homes along the way.
We learned that their gate is a very important element. It represents "status". As if the humongous homes didn't already state that?!
But the most intriguing thing to me was the simple entrances to such massive homes. This was my favorite. I really, really wanted to ring the doorbell to this house, sit out in the courtyard with a glass of strawberry lemonade and fresh pineapple chunks and chat with the owner. It was so cozy, so welcoming...
Bananas! How cool is that?! We wanted to pick them, but they were in someone's yard so we decided not too... plus they were still a little green.
Even in their winter ugliness, the palm trees were still beautiful to me.
Here we are nearing the end of our walk. I just wanted to throw in this picture of Dad. He was such a good sport for allowing us to tag along and slow him way down to take so many pictures.
I'll end this post with a few of the things that I really enjoyed seeing on this morning's walk. Palm trees...
And of course, my favorite... flowers!
I am so grateful that God has placed beauty all around us so that no matter where we are, we can be reminded of His great love for us!