Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: The New Neighborhood






27 comments:

  1. I semed to hav emissed somthing here.and read the last couple of blogs. What with the moveing, thougght you liked it where you were. The new place looks a bit like round the area I live in the UK. Very rural

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  2. Looks like a nice enuf place to land. I hope we get to see more of it.

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  3. Looks like a nice neighborhood and not a lot different than around mine-- other than the dairy steers where we have Herefords.

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  4. Oh, I love your neighbors. Cows and chickens, what is not to love. Looks like you have found rural America. Can't wait to see it all.

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  5. Great pictures. Hope you are settling in and recovering from the upheaval.

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  6. John-- Yes, that's exactly it! Civilized. We take a very easy walk into town from here. We pass the cows on the way!

    Bill-- We sold our house in May and moved back to the north coast of California. It was way too hot for us in the foothills, and we were a bit too socially isolated there. Yes, it's rural and beautiful here.

    Pablo-- These pics are from a very short walk after dinner. There's a community redwood forest and THE OCEAN! There's going to be plenty to photograph over time. Can't wait!

    Rain-- It is a lovely little neighborhood. Probably not where we're going to end up buying something, but a grand place for figuring it all out.

    Arkansas Patti-- These photos are from a short walk around the neighborhood. We're two miles from the ocean and even closer to the towering redwoods to the east. It's quite a place. We're glad to be back.

    Miz S-- We are settling in. Yesterday we got our landline and dsl. We were happy about that. We're making this crazy old funky cob-webby house our home for now.

    Mark P-- YES! I was absolutely thrilled to see that iridescence on Monday and then the sun pillar at sunset. It's been four years since we had an open sky looking west.

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  7. Oh, man, this looks like the sort of place you *ought* to live, even though it's not where you're likely to settle: Ocean, redwoods, farms, and sky shows. I notice that the grass is green, so I'm guessing there's been adequate rain as well?
    Well, however long you end up staying, I know we'll get to know the area through your beautiful photos.

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  8. smiling at the thought of you guys being back in your comfort zone with the choice of walks by the sea an option you consider whenever you like.

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  9. CCorax-- We're going to settle in Arcata, but maybe not in this particular neighborhood. There are lots of really pretty places around. We're going to take our time looking for the right place. About the rainfall, we are in a drought here as well. It is drizzling as I write this, but we really need to get some rain this winter or California is in deep, dry trouble.

    Sky-- We just got back from a walk into town. We went to Los Bagels and picked up a delicious rye bread and two potato knishes. This is nirvana for me! Then, we walked to the hardware store and got some stuff to make the house a little more electrically sound. Not having to get into the car and drive seven miles one way every time we need something, makes a huge difference.

    Annie-- Yes!

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  10. If we're driving through on Wordless Wednesday, how do we sign that we'd like to have lunch? ;-)

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  11. Love the photos- they say so many things about your new home. Potato knishes! sounds as though you've arrived! I am looking forward to updates as you settle yourselves. Tomorrow I go back to Ann Arbor for a few days- the place I called home for almost 40 years, raised the children, worked...it is still Daniel's home and I can barely wait to see him and his Sarah and Isaiah. This whole notion of "home" can be hard to wrap your head around. Mainly, I guess your home is anywhere with Roger? At this stage of life we love our mountain but know that there will still be another home or two as our needs change so it's good to have each other.

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  12. Thanks for taking me on the walk via photos!

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  13. What a great place! Cows and chickens, oh my.

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  14. Phil-- Toot the horn?

    amarkonmywall-- Potato knishes, not exactly like the old days but close enough! Interesting thing about "home." I said to Roger last Friday morning when we woke up in his sister's guest room, first morning without our old home-- "Wherever I wake up next to you is home to me." If I think about the evolution of humans, it always occurs to me that bands and tribes of people moved often, in search of food and sustenance. The advent of agriculture made us stay in one place, but the inner desire to find other places always exists. I think this will be our last move. We both love the coast, and Arcata is a fine cross between Santa Cruz and Port Townsend-- the college town and the seaport-- our cherished loves.

    Dave- Glad you liked the journey!

    Ncmountainwoman-- I know! Cows and chickens! We feel lucky!

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  15. So fine to have some glimpses of your new neighborhood. It's been years now since I was in Humboldt county, but my memories are fresh and vivid. Lovely to see the iridescence! A good sign.

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  16. Glad you are settled for now, soon to be settled for longer! xoxo

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  17. am-- It's nice to be here. We've gotten some drizzle these past two days, and that's been surprising and refreshing. I know you know how happy I was to see that iridescence. Yes, a very good sign.

    kathy a-- Yes, we appreciate this funky little rental, and will be glad to find a nice quiet home within walking distance to town.

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  18. Lovely to have a bit of a tour from nirvana, though its true location will always be wherever the two of you are!

    alan

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  19. Love the new lodgings and the neighbors too!

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  20. alan-- Thank you for stopping by and leaving us such a kind comment.

    kerrdelune-- Our first week has been good. Learning new stuff about our new adopted hometown.

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  21. Very nice! You sound happy to be there. I still have a couple of friends up there, so maybe someday our paths will actually cross. I enlarged all of the photos, they are really good!

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  22. Pat-- Glad you liked the pics. If you're ever in Humboldt County, drop us note.

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  23. Looks tranquil indeed. Small town and rural living is the best....:)

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  24. troutbirder-- Yes, small towns and rural living, the best of both worlds.

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