In the country, people live larger! The sky is more expansive; signaling the scale of the earth in the bigger scheme of things.
One of the things I love best about the beauty of The Grange is the great, expansive sky. Looking out the back windows of our rental space, lies a long valley nestled between the hills. It's like having your own 24/7 big screen movie theater right in your backyard :-) The sunset pictures below were taken standing in the valley and looking up at one of the hills, enjoying the very impressive display as the skyscape morphed into something different minute by minute.
"The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great,
and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich,
precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment."
~ Johannes Kepler
"Nature is beautiful, and you are in her bosom.
That voice of comfort which speaks in the breezes of morning...
[Those] delightful influences [of] the green leaves, the blue sky,
the moonbeams and clouds of the evening..."
~ Sir Humphry Davy
"The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless.
They shift and drift and beg interpretation...
such is the nature of art."
~ Jeb Dickerson
“So don't be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you
larger than any you have ever known,
casting its shadow over all you do.
You must think that something is happening within you,
and remember that life has not forgotten you;
it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall.
Why would you want to exclude from your life
any uneasiness, any pain, any depression,
since you don't know what work they are accomplishing within you?”