New Hampshire on an early morning walk. It is May, I’m taking my time enjoying the fresh morning air, not thinking about anything else but the moment.
Only now am getting to see some of the pictures I took during our time away. A holiday is time for me to wander, some pictures were taken with my Lumix, others with my iPhone. Slowly I will get to them, for tonight, I wanted to drop in and say hi… I’ve missed you all. It wasn’t till we were on our way back today that I gave in and bought an Acer Notebook, sorry to all you Apple peeps, I simply can’t work away on an iPad like I can a Windows/PC…
You won’t see a lot of sunshine, just a lot of fresh mountain air, and the fresh new buds of new sprouts. When the windows were open we could hear the crystal clear water cascading down the mountain side through the gorge. Looking out from out two side windows, all we saw was the drop down to the forest floor. Already the bears have started to stir, one guest who stayed in one of the back “cabin/rooms” saw a bear wandering in the wooded area, in back of the Inn a few days before we arrived. We were advised not to let our dogs off leash or unattended.
We did drive down one day into the southern part of NH, where the bigger cities are, we didn’t stay long, a few hours. that was all we needed before we high tailed it back up north into the National Forest area, where we were staying, Holidays are never long enough, but, we know we will go back, and really, I missed being home, and chatting with you. Go figure. I love my time with you. Makes me feel good. Now I’ll be able to catch up on what you all have been doing.
It is late in the day, but to all the Mother’s out there, Happy Mother’s Day.
I remembered I had a picture that would give a visual on what some areas are like in our part of the world right now. Many people have been and are dealing with flooding. Not just one or two areas, many places in the Province, not only cottage country, any where, there is water. Our lakes, and rivers are swollen and over flowing their banks. People are scrambling to save what they can. There have been thousands and thousands of sand bags filled and carried to numerous destinations. Still the water rises.
According to weather specialists, we’ve not seen the likes in decades, records have been broken. The climate changes the world is experiencing is all very real.
Please pray for those in need, and give thanks of appreciation to the many generous souls who have come forward to volunteer their time and help to those who are having to face the raging rising waters, and watch helplessly as their property disappears under the incoming tides.
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning Point
PL Precept #16 All things progress and develop.
This too shall pass, meanwhile, pray…
Happiness comes from within. I wish only happiness and longevity to all around me, no matter our beliefs, our differences, we really are all ONE.
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
the art is my own. Q (dymoon)
Isn’t this just the greatest natural doorway into a small paradise. Maybe not what we usually call a door, it does not open and close, but, Wow, I have to say congratulations Shirley, this is a stunning piece,. I look through and see so much that captures my imagination.
A lazy bear, resting in the afternoon sun. His nose pointing towards the sky as he breathes in the clean fresh air. The water so calm and blue, I wonder if I’d dare to wander through the doorway in case I am tempted to dip a toe in the sparkling water or like the bear become part of the amazing natural wonder that is calling to my senses. I want to find a place, sit and while away the rest of the day.
Dreams and magical vistas await us every day. It is up to us, to make time to go out and play.
PL Precept # 1 Life is Art
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
photographer-Shirley Keen, NZ
Stanley Park, British Columbia, Canada
photographer, Darren Su
The house can be seen as you drive into Cornwall off the 401 going west. From the off ramp it looked so lonely, so forlorn. The inside is completely a mess. Without proper footwear and a hard hat, I wouldn’t venture too far inside.
The area around the house looks like at one time it had been a tended lawn and garden. I’d say a farm-house, the building (that also stands empty) that you drive past to get to this one seems to attest to my thinking, but then? It is a brick building, perhaps when the land was expropriated for the highway, they built further back.. Of course with expansions.. this is no a place for a “home”.. – for sale (land) it would be commercial property now.
I love the old wood, even with age, it has a quiet dignity to it. The homes being built today, I don’t see the same character or get the same feeling of seeing a structure that was built to last, a home for generations.
The basket in the upper right corner, I remember when we would find them at markets filled with fresh farm vegetables. How long ago since the last resident put it outside, perhaps filled with fall produce or an autumn display of bright foliage.
The house has been vacant for some time.. the wild trees, shrubs and grasses have been reclaiming what was once a tended lawn.
Thanks for visiting with me. It was important to me.. to give the house some love attention, maybe one last time.. the new gravel down on the road leading to the area, suggests that something is “in the wind”
Progress so necessary, but at what cost……