Sing It!

I’m in Heaven!
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.
And I seem to find a happiness I seek…
When I’m looking o’er our pasture by the creek.”

Theme and variation. I was relaxing on the deck and marveling at the sights and sounds around me. “Dancing cheek to cheek” was playing on the radio, and I found myself singing along. (Shockeroo!)






Applying a little lyrical poetic license to the last line simply sang out with all I was feeling. We live with pastoral and mountain views, rolling meadows, and fabulous forests. Flowers burst into bloom, we eye waterfalls that burst out of mountain tops, and skies seem so blue they nearly hurt your eyes. Baby birds abound in the many nests for second clutches, while adults dutifully run flight school for the earlier babies.

Lake Lure’s famed Chimney Rock rises just up the street from us. We meet new friends constantly… both 2-legged and 4-legged varieties. The four seasons bring distinct variations, although I admit to appreciating the shorter winter the most.





We enjoy Nature’s glory to the fullest…. Including those like the opossum that engage in our catch-and-release program.

‘Tis truly a bit of Heaven on earth. And we enjoy it to its fullest.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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