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CapninHapnin
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   Posted 9/21/2006 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have two nominees:

1. Cloudcroft, NM. The place even smells beautiful. I was working in the oil field in Hobbs and a buddy told me to go there and just watch. I stayed the entire day, saw the sunrise and the sunset. It was outstanding.

2. Shenandoah Valley, VA. The mist in the morning could have been the face of God. I have never been in a forest that was so silent. I thought about staying, but if I had stayed I would have ruined the beauty.

Other nominees?

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wmnak
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   Posted 9/21/2006 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
the shenandoa (sp) valley - what a spiratual place!  my wife and i love it.  and the little pigion river - wow!  the face of god?  perhaps the essence of god.
 
the schwartswald in germany is another one of my favorite places for much the samme reasons as the shenandoa valley.  did you know that the valley was his primary reason for putting up such a defence against the "northerninvaders"?
 
wales is wild and desolate - kind of like a desert.  but there is a beauty in the knarled trees.
 
the lake district in the mindlands became of of my wife and my favorate places.  we spent our first christmas in england there with two of our great friends.  she passed seveal yrs ago and he is doing well in shepardton.  i even learned a bit of jordi.  and i learned to sing an infinate number of verces of John Peal (of course an infinate number of scotch whiskey helped me sing.  :-) and to understand the jordi).
 
warren

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   Posted 9/22/2006 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
The (pre-invasion) Kuwaiti desert, by the Mutlah Ridge. So vast, so untouched, so awe-inspiring. I suppose when I say the desert I really mean the desert and sky together -- it's that mix that makes the vastness so extraordinary.

The vineyards above Grinzing, near Vienna. You could just get lost amongst all those vines -- and very often my sisters and I did -- but it was so much fun! A much busier kind of beauty than the desert!

The "Big Rocks" area of the Joshuah Tree National Park. -- Same kind of awe as the desert -- humbling.

I agree with Warren about Wales -- north Wales in particular, a bit inland with the mountains and waterfalls. Anywhere with a waterfall is beautiful to me!

Nice thread. -- Really got me thinking. I realised that I never feel quite happy in a place unless it's got that vastness to it or comes with a river at least (water also fill me with awe). Portsmouth is so very crowded (most densely-populated area in Europe, so I'm told), which does nothing for my anxiety! It's got the sea, which is beautiful -- I just need to get to it more! :)

Rosie x
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judyinky
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   Posted 9/22/2006 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I love this thread, thanks for starting it. It's a wonderful way of expression and I have great memories of the place I chose. It's less than 200 miles from me, so may be headed there in a few weeks. :-)

This was not a hard choice for me. The Great Smoky Mountains in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee. At the top you can see 4 states. The time to go is in the fall when all the leaves are turning colors. Of course any time is nice, but the colors are magnificient then. The crowds are not!! lol.

There are magical streams, winding roads going over the mountians into North Carolina where there is an Indian Reservaton that greats you on the other side. The beauty and serentiy is unmatched for me of anywhere I have ever been. I posted a link. Enjoy!!!

Be Well, and may your spirit be lifted by this thread as mine has been. :-)

Judy


A LITTLE HISORY OF THE SMOKIES BELOW @ A LINK TO A SITE.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the southern Appalachians. It straddles the Tennessee-North Carolina border for 70 miles. The Cherokee people called this area Shacomage, or "Place of Blue Smoke." The bluish mist, which clings to the mountainsides and fills the valleys, gives the park its name and remains its most distinctive feature. The park is 520,976 acres. The highest elevation in the park is 6,643 feet at the summit of Clingmans Dome, and the lowest elevation is 840 feet at the mouth of Abrams Creek.



http://www.imagesbuilder.com/gsmnp/e mountains.
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Djonma
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   Posted 9/23/2006 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm a Buddhist. My Sangha (Buddhist community) owns some land and a barn in the south of france which we've converted into a small temple.
It's in the middle of nowhere in the Dordogne.

Waking up just pre-dawn and doing T'ai Chi as the sun rises is one of my most cherished memories.
The place is beautiful, and so special.

Also; when I was young I went to primary school (age 4-11) in a small village called Dobcross in Saddleworth. Saddleworth is on the penines (range of hills that form the backbone of England). The village was tiny. My whole school had 120 people in it (compared to around 140 people in a single YEAR in my senior school!).
As it was in deepest rural country on hills, the views were amazing. Winter was fabulous. If our car managed to get us to school in the first place! (the buses stopped running in winter because of snow and the hills, they just couldn't cope!). Looking down on a white valley though... oh it's so, so beautiful!
Shame it was so cold!
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wmnak
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   Posted 9/23/2006 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
judy,

you awakened some great memories for me. several times a yr i would drive fom ky to washington, dc and pass through the smokies. if i timed my business trips correctly i could have my employer pay me for seeing the mountains at their peak with the trees in a panoply of color.

warren

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   Posted 9/24/2006 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I love reading these posts -- lots of wonderful images.

Expanses of trees full of orange blossom are really beautiful to me too -- but I think it's as much the smell as the sight -- really intoxifying.

Rosie x
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judyinky
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   Posted 9/25/2006 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I've looked several of these places up. They are gorgeous. I tried the link I posted and it didn't work. I'll have to try to post another one. Warren, I"m so glad I stirred those memories. Isn't it wonderful to have those memories to draw from. :-)

Rosie, your descriptions are amazing.

This is such a nice thread!!!

Be Well,

Judy
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wmnak
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   Posted 10/1/2006 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
i want to revive this thread and finally found it in the "trash pile" on page 2.
 
besides, i discoved on rereading my first post to this thread that i placed the little pigion river in the shenandoah (sp) valley.  ok.  i'm directionally challenged like my middle granddaughter and the memory starts to fade when you're my age.   :-)    the little pigion river is in the beautiful (especially towards this time of the yr) smokey mountains near gatlinberg, tennessee.
 
i enjoy this thread.  i hope more people do.  if you enjoy it, post to it.
 
warren

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   Posted 10/1/2006 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Yey, glad you found this one and brought it back!! I'm off to look for the Happy Thread now!

Rosie x
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When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...

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