I know that I have said it before, but I am really grateful for the house, property and valley in which I live.  It is one of the most beautiful places on this great big planet.  Right now all of the hills surrounding the valley are a nice shade of green and the leaves on the grapevines that make up the valley floor are all different shades of yellow, orange and brown; throw in some blue skies and a few clouds to frame it all, it is just incredible.  Even now with the sky gray with rain clouds and the constant rain that is falling, it almost reminds me of the north side of Kauai; another one of my favorite places.

With everything that is going on right now, a bunch of changes and family struggles, the beauty of this valley just reminds me of how great God is and how lucky I am to have been blessed by him.