Saturday, August 20, 2016

Late Summer


Stormy skies, to the south over the Highlands, couple days ago

Sunset, three days ago.. my house is about halfway down the picture, almost directly below the "M"


Two blocks SW from my place




The pace of life usually steps up here, with the influx of tourists.  This year not so much.  I notice little more than the usual traffic, the Farmer's Market no more crowded. 



17 comments:

  1. Love the pics of your locale. And yes we're close in age. I turned 73.
    What happened? Where did it go?
    XO
    WWW

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    1. Now I've got Judy Collins singing in my head. Who indeed knows where the......

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  2. I C U'r house. Actually, I don't, but that was fun to write. Summer is slow here, too.

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    1. google maps has it, even with my blue truck out front. .

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  3. Picturesque and charming. The mountains and wide open spaces are wonderful. Here on the central California coast we seem to have an influx of more tourists though our present concern is the fire that threatens the Hearst Castle.

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    1. Damn, that'd be a tragedy if it got damaged.

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  4. Somehow, I pictured you living in a more rural place. I don't know why.

    Why is there a giant M?

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    1. Because university students don't have enough to do.....

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  5. Shouldn't there be a huge B up there, too, for Butte, to go with the M for Montana? Of course, then it would display BM and I guess that might not be a real good idea.

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    1. People from other Montana towns often leave off the'e' when they spell our town's name.

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  6. Before I got married I used to get out that way about every other year. Even thought of moving, but never got that far. I never knew where I'd end up and I still don't.

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    1. House across the street from me is on the market, 55K.

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    2. Hmmm. A price I could afford.

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  7. Your photos remind me that I really wish I lived in a slower paced environment. BTW, your photos are good, and even better when enlarged...

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    1. Thanks, Pat. Yeah, it's slow-paced here alright, sometimes verging on being a 'backwater', at least culturally.

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  8. Beautiful country, Mike. Here, it seems what wildfires spare aggressive developers consume. Decade ago, I sold my roadside ditch to the county and used the money to send Daughter to study theatrical costume design in Prague. Today I got a letter announcing an appraiser will visit the back 70 feet of our property to buy room for a bike trail along the creek for the good of the community. California is a state of flux --charm has lately been declared "unused land". Hope this trend doesn't go too far east.

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    1. The main conflicts here revolve around land and river access for the public. Some of the newer, richer residents, some from CA, want to change the laws to keep the public further away. So far they've been largely unsuccessful.

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