Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The peace of the country

This is an aerial view of our property, before we got the mobile home. (Don't you just love Google Earth?) The highest spot on our property is right behind the barn (the gray-metal roof), the furthest building to the north. Our mobile home is now about fifty feet behind that barn. The elevation here is 883 feet.

At the back of the property, where you see railroad tracks winding by, elevation is 732 feet, a difference in elevation of 151 feet. Just so you know what a climb it is up out of there.

I'd already been for my regular walk with Cliff today, but I took a notion to stroll to the back of our place. Sadie can always use an extra dose of exercise. I heard a couple of birds carrying on a conversation and decided to share. Turn up your sound and see if you can tell me what kind of birds they are, because I don't have a clue.

This is almost at the back of our place. You can see the railroad tracks on the other side of the trees.

I like the way the white of the sycamore tree shows up against the sky.

Oops. A huge dead tree trunk has fallen on the fence. No worries, though: the horses never come back here unless somebody is riding them. Cliff will get it fixed before long.

That truck, owned by the railroad, is equipped to travel on pavement or on a railroad track, as it's doing here. I had hoped to see a train pass by, but this is as close as I got.

This is the entrance to the valley where I'll start my gradual climb back up to civilization.

There's the other end of the valley. I usually stop and rest awhile, going up that hill.

Ummm, Sadie? Don't you think that stick is a little long?

Oh, and just a note to say I will reach the age of 65 this coming summer, and I've decided my age gives me the license to never, ever make another New Year's resolution.


Midlife Mom said...

I'm with you, I never make resolutions any more. I never keep them so why make them. You sure have a beautiful piece of property and I loved hearing the birds singing.

Muhd Imran said...

Quiet and just relaxing to the sounds of birds. Heaven. One can think very clearly at a place like that.

Advanced Happy Birthday wish to you.

You have made annual resolutions all these times, I have yet to think of making one even at age 42. That shows how lazy I am an planning. I never really plan for long term.

Anyway, time still flies.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I just found out that you are younger than me so now I won't make any resolutions for sure! I loved the pictures of your walk. It looks like you had it better than we did. It was in the low 20's with snow here. Brrrchill!!!

Happy New Year!
'On Ya'-ma

Rose said...

Waht a great place you have there Donna. Looks so inviting and beautiful. Great pictures too. I don't make resolutions either but rather affirmations. I think they please my spirit more.
Happy New Year to you and Cliff.

Janie said...

Your dog is too cute! lol I just turned 65 in November. lol TY for visiting my journal. Have a great Sunday. Blessings, Janie

DB said...

I'm 70, haven't made New Years resolutions in decades. These are great pictures. It looks so interesting and enjoyable to walk that land. Thank you for sharing the walk and the big stick.