Sunday, April 07, 2013

For Rent

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 Now for rent in Skylands

Botanical Gardens!

This 4.5 bedroom penthouse apartment with expansive views

in the "high" rent district is now available

for the spring nesting season.


Please bring your own twigs and

any other necessary nesting materials.

Price: 50 worms for the season

Linked to Rurality Blog hop #10


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

On The Border

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Going back into my archives again this week for the Rurality Blog Hop.


Somewhere along the border of Colorado and Wyoming, stands the old homestead. At least that's what I call it. We pass it every time going in to town from our cabin. If you look closely in the above photo you can just about make it out in the distance just above the gap between STATE and LINE on the border sign.

I don't know its story but I'm sure at one time it was a great place to live, sheltered as it is from the wind by the sandstone bluff behind it. It's obvious that they put in electricity at some point in time, but as they used to say long, long ago: beyond here be dragons. In other words, the electric stops at the state line of Wyoming and does not extend over the border to Colorado where our cabin is. (Our cabin is completely off the grid.)


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They had a wonderful view.


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 But every year it falls further and further into disrepair. I am always happy to see it still standing each year when we return on vacation. I think it has managed to maintain itself as well as it has due to the lack of humidity in this part of the country. The sage is taking over, the fences are falling down and I'm quite certain the pack rats have made it their new home.


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But I can still see its beauty. How about you?

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter Weekend!

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I hope everyone has a great Easter holiday weekend! Our weather here in New Jersey is finally being kind to us and today we can look forward to a spring-like day before another cold front defends on us at the beginning of the week.

Today we plan to finally take down the Christmas lights from our little Alberta spruce trees out in front of  the house. The bottoms of the trees with the power cords for the lights have been under some kind of snow since they were put up. It's time!

We'll also jump in the convertible and go for a ride, hopefully with the top down!

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Happy Easter!


Linked in to Weekly Top Shot

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Big Sky

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Pulling from my archives today! Photo taken in September 2009 on our 70 acres of paradise out west in Colorado near the Wyoming/Colorado border. We try to get back once a year on vacation.

On that morning the clouds were so spectacular that I used the wide angle lens on the sky to capture it all. 


Linked in to Rurality Blog Hop!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Amaryllis 3: The Opening

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Welcome, I'm Lynne. You know me better as a 'new' Jersey Girl. But now I've moved once again, this time to North Carolina. Here I write about my thoughts, good food, and of course, dogs.

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