Used to be a ‘new’ Jersey Girl   : now A Colorado Girl

Monday, May 21, 2007

Home again, home again, jiggety-jig

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
We’re back in New Jersey as of last night after a whirlwind trip to Colorado. We packed a lot into those few days! After the wide open spaces of Colorado, our corner of the world seems closed-in and secular with the trees fully leafed out. Kind of like being in a green cocoon. A welcoming one, though. In five short days things really filled in. Above is looking out over one of the front yards.

I can’t say we had a great time dealing with issues at our as-yet-still-unsold house in Ft. Collins, but it was fun visiting with old friends. Walking through our empty house was nostalgic and tugged at my heart strings. It really is a beautiful house. The ghosts of past dogs were everywhere I looked: the room where quite a few of them were born; the courtyard patio in front where Indy used to love to lay; just about everywhere I turned I could see them. Funny that I didn’t see myself doing things in the house, mostly the dogs. Would I want to live there again? No, not really.

Our time at the cabin was serene, albeit short. Thanks to our friends Donna and Larry for getting everything ready for us! How nice to have hot water and a cold fridge (not to mention a snow-free driveway)! We enjoyed our visit with you and we’re so glad you have internet now.

Whereas our house didn’t really feel like home anymore, the cabin certainly did. It just enveloped us in its log walls and worked its magic on us. It did feel strange to be there without the dogs to accompany us on walks. It’s the first tme we’ve both stayed at the cabin without them. I’ll be sharing more about the cabin in the next few days. My body may be in New Jersey, but my head is still in Colorado and I’m not really in the mood for writing and creating. Too many other things crowding my mind right now.

Thanks to Linda and Phil for putting us up for the night, the great food, the dog fix, and for just being the wonderful people that you are.

I leave you with a photo of part of our back yard as it looked two weeks ago, and now as it looks today. Are you GREEN with envy?
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Comments:

Wow, all that green in just two weeks? Nature sure is amazing!

What a wonderful backyard view you have….I envy you the space!

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