Thoughts with a view

Dining room view eml

Our dining room, kitchen and living room are all one big open space. To the west through the patio doors is a huge screened in area we call our west screen porch. We have a view and I try to share some of the things we see out the window now and then. Have a peek starting with tonight’s sunset. I’ll set it up as a slide show if you click on a picture


All seasons, animals looking in our windows or checking out the grill (see the bear in the grill picture?). All pictures were taken from the house or the front lawn.

Here’s the deal. I love nature, wild beauty, country living and all that goes with it. But, all this would be meaningless without knowing the creator. Fun, peaceful, passing beauty. Like the sunset every night it’s just a great moment in time. Ultimately meaningless except it seems to touch eternity in my soul. Enjoy this years 9/11 sunset with me. Where do your thoughts turn?Β Β Sunset over the Forest 3eml

Hmmmm….Eternity is close isn’t it.


Published by Gary Fultz

Outdoors Man, Hunter, Fisherman, Guide, Writer / Author, Photographer, Public Speaker, Musician, Song Writer, Story Teller, Follower Of Jesus. Love God and family and total strangers

57 thoughts on “Thoughts with a view

  1. Beautiful and colorful photos, my friend. God is not just an artist to impress though. I’m sure there is both time and eternal meaning in His artistry. But until I know what it all means, the artful beauty does my heart glad in itself. Thank you for this, my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much Crissy for those kind words. We love bears also from a distance. We were blessed to watch the mamma bear with four cubs with four of our grand kids as they frolicked in the field. God is so majestic and beyond what we can imagine creative.

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  2. Yes, Nature itself is a facet of the personality of God our creator His Son who spoke all things into existence and the very air we breath being filled with His Holy Spirit.
    Nature it seems with Love and with us as His children are the only things real and eternal.
    Who is like our God I ask, who can do the things He does I ask. No one but our Father I say. Amen

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    1. Yes, and nature like us needs to be made whole. We live in a wild area of northern Wisconsin. Sometimes I really mourn the harshness of natures survival of the strongest, quickest and deadliest. Someday there will be no cruel part of nature where wolves sometimes eat the hindquarters off a deer before it dies. one fish eats another and its a slow harsh death. We also hear the rabbit scream as the hawk pounces (we have many wild rabbits). No more floods, hurricanes and straight line winds around the world. Someday the lion will lay down with the lamb…I Cannot wait

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      1. I have been through Wisconsin 6 times on Amtrak. Very beautiful place to be.
        My latest adventure was to and from the Columbia Gorge in Oregon/Washington State, for a hiking trip in May.
        I live in and am from New Hampshire, currently I reside in the White Mountains National forest in a town of 2700 people at the Base of Mt. Washington in the Valley. I too see firsthand the many faces. Mother Nature is both beautiful and spectacular in her kindness and her ferocity. However my heart yearns for her peace toward all creation.
        It will be so one day, Thanks be to Jesus.

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    1. Absolutely Gorgeous pictures. I have never been to New Hampshire. Flying over on my way to the UK doesn’t count. I often canoe/portage/camp in a very large wilderness area with more water than land because of all the lakes. Where we live there 961 lakes and numerous rivers in Washburn county WI.


    1. Thanks, We live in northern Wisconsin where there are tons of bear. When our grand kids visited for a week we saw 10 bear at various times and places. They are only black bear but get quite big and sometimes a little too bold. They mostly run away unless you are grilling or have bird feeders or berries or…

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  3. I actually like bear but stay wary. When camping they are annoying. I actually had a little bear try to push me out of the way with his head to get our food pack. Had to bean him with a rock…gently of course. To date I have beaned 4 different bear with rocks for a little respect…now they are annoying.

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    1. We are blessed in this way but in no way take it for granted. We get humbled every winter when our 1/2 mile driveway gets snowed in. Last year a heavy wind put four feet of snow on the drive.


  4. Wow! What absolutely beautiful views you have! Thank you for sharing them with us. I like your title for this one too. And YES, it absolutely does stir eternity in our souls! That is very wonderfully expressed too. Are the bears ever scary?

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  5. Thanks Jennifer, We do love our views and wildlife. The bears are not scary unless we invade each others space. If the cubs come around then it can get tricky as the mother follows and defends. My wife chased 3 cubs out of the garden and instead of running away they climbed up a tree and cried which got the mother bear excited. So nobody went near until they came down and wandered away.
    We have a wolf that catches mice in the field near the house. A doe chased our dog into the garage where I was working. She had a small fawn. Of course the dog hid behind me and I thought we might be in trouble but she didn’t attack me. At least we do not have poisonous snakes! That would be scary to me.


  6. Fabulous post, Gary! You surely live in “a thin place”–where heaven and earth seem separated by just a thin veil. And you are so right: the wonders of nature wouldn’t be nearly so wonderful if we didn’t know the Creator!

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  7. Thank you Nancy, “thin place” I like that expression. I suppose there many kinds of “thin places”, possibly where our spirit and Gods spirit commune. You’ve pushed my thoughts here, thanks.


    1. Yes Ron, we are blessed in many ways. God provided a place we could take care of our handicapped daughter on one level. We have been told it was the only house in the county with an attached heated garage, that has no stairs. door frames are all large for wheelchairs and the bathroom needed no remodeling. It’s way too expensive for us but God provided that as well. A series of miracles actually (that is how we see it and are extremely humbled). Now God is possibly preparing us for something else. We do not know.


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