My Blissful Commute
For the past nine months I worked about an hour drive away from home. Keep in mind that I live in Montana, where an hour away from home is actually a good distance. It’s not like I drove 20 miles, in traffic, and it took an hour…I drove 55 miles and it took about 50 minutes in good weather and 60 minutes in bad weather. The drive was heavenly in good weather. But when there was a snow storm, my stress level was out of control.
During those nine months I worked in a school with at-risk kids, so the commute was a saving grace on many days when I needed time to think or clear my head. It’s odd, because, although I spent gazillions of dollars on gas and put thousands of miles on my car, I kind of miss the drive. It gave me time to decompress, listen to an audiobook, and talk to myself. I love being able to talk out loud to myself. Occasionally I would whip the car over, hop out and snap some photos, which was also somewhat therapeutic. When I started this blog in March, I knew that I wanted to blog about my lovely morning and afternoon ritual. So, without further adieu, I hope you enjoy the beauty as much as I did.
It was lightly snowing on this day. I decided to stay in the warmth of my car to take a photo of the cliffs along the Madison River.
View of the snowy Bridgers overlooking Bozeman.
In the mornings, I was blessed with many beautiful Montana sunrises.
Nothing but blue skies, from now on…
Another shot of the Bridgers looking a little more Springy!
Two bald eagles sitting on a hill. I had never seen such a thing as two eagles chilling on the ground.
Stormy Spring skies.
Another glorious sunrise.
These birds may have been my favorite subject. They are so mysterious and whimsical.
Loved seeing this old windmill from Chicago.
Another blue mountain vista.
I had the road all to myself, mostly. I am missing our daily (healing) time together. I had many a’ good deep thinking session and endless beautiful scenery to appreciate on that highway. Not to mention how I’m missing the people and kids that I worked with at my job. I think about them everyday.