© Brad Mangas

No matter where one lives there are views of summer that just seem to be typical of the lands. Time for plenty of outdoor activities, fun and vacations. It can be a great treat just to explore home locations to find these beautiful scenes waiting quietly for discovery.

One thing I love doing is exploring new areas close to home. It’s not unusual to go from sun up to sun down never seeing the same thing twice all within a 50 mile radius from my driveway, stopping frequently just to get out and walk an old road or public lands that crisscross the area I call home. And the best part is, I know I can return within minutes whenever I want.

Take some time and learn to appreciate all that is close by. The views that make home feel like home, to others it can be a land far far away.

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