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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Country Roads, Be It Ever So Humble, Making Memories

Almost heaven...
...Life is old there, older than the trees,
Younger than the mountains, growin' like a breeze.
--Country Roads


It's been awhile since I posted anything to my newest blog. Apologies. I've been busy. Busy living life to the fullest, experiencing all the joys and sadness and the ups and downs that go with it, and often going round and round in circles trying to figure it all out.

I'd like to write about last week, last month, even interject a bit of last year, but just for today, I'm writing about yesterday, because yesterday, holds the fondest of memories that I will hold near and dear to my heart for all my days to come.

I have snapped a few photos to show the beauty of the country roads where I live and the accompanying peace that magnifies its splendor.

I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy living them.

Family arrived for a weekend of fun.
We gathered around the campfire and studied the stars.
Here is G setting up the telescope and searching the sky for stellar constellations.

We managed to capture Jupiter and its moons.
It was an awesome sight.
I can't believe I actually managed to catch it all in a photo.

This is the moon.
If you look real close, you will see a small man waving back at you.
*just kidding, but now that I have your attention...*

A spectacular sight. There were five of us gathered around the telescope and all of us were fighting to look at it "one more time."

Over a fresh-mowed path, Grandson H was free to board his quad and motor the back acres.


 Lilacs the color of snow bloomed out a back window creating a magical moment.



Son G and DDL C worked in the garden. Their completed work is a study in art.
I am so very grateful for all their hard work.


No child should grow up without the memory of catching pollywogs.
Here are Z and H experiencing that moment and learning how tadpoles grow up to be frogs.



If there is one moment in my life that I can identify as rewarding, this is it.
Here are Z and H holding a cupful of baby frogs.


This is Pretend Kitty.
PK just likes to sit and watch the world go by, proving once more that freedom is a beautiful thing. 



We made time for outdoor play.
Did you know that well water is frigid?

 E,
my muse.


When the sun went down, when the rain clouds appeared, while E sat guard at the front window, it was time to rest. What better way than with a game of ... Guess?


I got to experience my new ride, Mr. Green, a John Deere S240, and together with Grandson H, we grooved the back acres until the setting sun demanded we stop. The memory of H zipping donuts around me and Mr. Green warms me.


When the sun had set, when my darlings were tucked into gray pickup and blue SUV and on the road for three hour trip home to downstate NY, I was left. Alone. Again. Naturally. And I admit, I was so very sad to see them go. 

PK,
my other muse.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
Come journal with me,
your book is yet to be.



Farm Tip: Keep weeds and grasses trimmed so tractor and ATV drivers won't run into hidden obstacles and holes that can cause the vehicle to overturn.

Farm Quote: In the city, we work until quitting time. On the farm, we work until the job is finished. --John Blytheway


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