The Gypsy Frog

I sold my home in Hesperus and bought a fifth wheel. It is now my world when I’m out and about. And I like it.

My favorite features:

-it’s 13 ft high. Spacious. And with 5 slide-outs the interior has ample room.

-It has a fireplace that is fueled by either electric or gas. And a massive big screen TVs that lifts being the fireplace and can be lowered when not in use.

-There are two recliners with heat/massage and two couches that foldout into queen beds. This allows for six sleepers.

– central vac.

-I had two solar panels and two lithium batteries installed for alternate , earth friendly power. My ecological footprint is very small.

-two vanities and a full shower in the bathroom. The biggest I’ve ever seen in an RV. It also has washer/dryer hookups.

-there’s a walk in pantry in the kitchen! And an island with a full sink. But I really love the pantry as I can keep my critical appliances like coffee maker and blender tucked away. And tons of food storage area. The refrigerator and microwave are full sized.

It feels like a home. I sit in front of the base fire every morning and drink my coffee and listen to classical music on the Bluetooth interior/exterior stereo.

What a life!

I have decided to take it on the road for the summer so am dusting off the blog. I intend on taking a whole bunch of pictures. 😁

Indianola Indian summer

First I started near Indianola last summer and then moved to Mountain Shadows RV park for the winter.

Mountain shadows RV park, Draper, Utah

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2020-keystone-alpine-fifth-wheel-floorplan-3710kp-tr42279

Music and Nature

I have created a music video that pairs my photos with some of my current favorite piano music.  I have been playing classical piano since age 6.

Music:

  • John Field – Nocturne No. 5 in B flat major
  • (Smetana) Song / Chanson Op.2 No.2. This song is the second of six movements/sections from Album Leaves op.2 by Bedřich Smetana

I am addicted to the Smetana piece.

The photos are from various places I’ve lived/visited over the past few years:  Washington state, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.

I hope you enjoy.  I will be doing another one shortly.

 

 

 

The Colorado Lilypad!

It’s been a while since I have posted.  I’ve been busy.

First the home.  It’s a place of peace and warmth.  Thus far I have filled it with all the things I love: my music, my art, and warm natural woods and sounds.

As I type this I’m watching two yellow-tailed hawks circle outside my window.  Thus far I’ve seen cougar tracks, dozens of deer, a whole flock of turkey, rabbits, foxes, and a bazillion birds who have taken up residence because I feed them.  There is no sound here but the chirping sounds of birds and the wind in the trees.

I am going to be doing all sorts of land and garden improvements to the home.   I am turning the pond into a Monet pond, I’m doing a large labyrinth in the front yard, there will be a salsa garden this year, and I’m turning the backyard into a rock garden. I will be sharing with you as I do these.  I take any and all suggestions for ways to do things better so I hope you will follow me and chime in with your expertise as you see fit!

I have fallen into Heaven.

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The Center of the labyrinth.

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View from the front East side. I’m standing near the massive ponderosa.

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View from the loft lobby

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This may be my favorite room. This sunroom is south facing and faces the pond

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Greenhouse filled tothe brim with plants for the salsa garden

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Basement bedroom

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Dream Catcher dead center in the middle of the home.

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Sunset meditations

 

 

 

 

 

A Wintry Day

A winter’s day
In a deep and dark
December
I am alone
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow
I am a rock
I am an island
I’ve built walls
A fortress deep and mighty
That none may penetrate
I have no need of friendship, friendship causes pain
It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain
I am a rock
I am an island
Don’t talk of love
But I’ve heard the words before
It’s sleeping in my memory
I won’t disturb the slumber of feelings that have died
If I never loved I never would have cried
I am a rock
I am an island
I have my books
And my poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armor
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb
I touch no one and no one touches me
I am a rock
I am an island
And a rock feels no pain
And an island never cries.
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Irish Blessing

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May there always be work for your hands to do,

May your purse always hold a coin or two.

May the sun always shine on your windowpane,

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near you,

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

 

 

I bought a cabin

I recently bought a cabin in Hesperus, Colorado.  I love it thus far.  I intend on making upgrades to it, including meditation gardens.  I will be documenting the changes here on my blog.  I’m a green thumb and am super excited about the greenhouse.  I also don’t mind the sauna and jacuzzi.

Oh!  I also have a big huge pond!  Pics of that coming.

I purchased all of the internal furniture on Facebook Marketplace for $2,630.  Including a baby grand Wang Chung.

I will be bringing in solar panels to provide energy source for both home and pond.