Tag Archives: Country living

The Almost Vacation

We had great plans for our week of vacation…hiking, kayaking, biking, a motorcycle ride. But the reasoning behind taking the week before Memorial Day off resided in getting a jump on “summer-izing” the house and yard. A work and play … Continue reading

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The Killdeer

I only wanted to spray the spring weeds with Round-up before they took over our yet-to-be-tilled-and-planted garden. But my presence terrified two killdeer. The pair stayed close by and kept chirping a frantic chattering. Then one of the birds landed … Continue reading

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Friendship and Backpacking

We reconnected at a sad time, her mother’s funeral. During the intervening fifteen years, she had changed from a cute teenager into a woman with inner and outer beauty. Now married and the mother of three, her days focused on … Continue reading

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Poe Paddy Hike

I snapped a few photos while hiking the rail trail along Penns Creek at the base of Poe Paddy Mountain. The scenery wore it’s winter colors except for a few spots where springtime green appeared. But a walk in the woods is always beautiful … Continue reading

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First Hike of the Season

I have discovered that walking country roads and riding a stationary bike during winter months does not keep me in shape for hikes across mountain trails. Especially when carrying 20+ pounds in a day pack. We started at Hairy John State Park … Continue reading

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Life’s Cloudy Days

It started during the night with a scratchy feeling in the throat. But I needed to leave that morning for a five-day stay with the grandsons while our son and daughter-in-law traveled out-of-town. Getting sick was not an option. For … Continue reading

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Autumn Sights in the Countryside

Although most of the brilliant fall colors have faded away, the beauty of autumn remains. And this splendor is often displayed in the everyday and ordinary.                                 … Continue reading

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