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Flooding in Tillamook

Well, that didn’t take long. Before I bought the home I made sure the flood certificate was adequate (home is 16.8 ft above the river and no history of flooding in the home).

Or was it?

My land between the home and river turned into…………the river.

And after.

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Let’s not do this again, shall we? These photos taken from my front porch. And the water came up to the foundation of the home.

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.

 

 

 

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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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.

Gilgal Gardens

http://gilgalgarden.org/

What an adventure hidden near downtown SLC!  You have to know what you are looking for to find it.  I have seen lots of photos of the sculptures in this garden but was fascinated by the scriptures, songs, poems, etc etched in stone around the sculptures.  They more completely tell the story of how the sculptures came to be, and the thought processes by Child (the creator) that contributed to his faith/spiritual journey.  It is one eclectic Mormon journey.  It isn’t every block that reveals a Joseph Smith sphinx. I loved the symbolism of stars (aka Masonic symboism).

Child named the garden Gilgal after the Biblical location where Joshua ordered the Israelistes to place twelve stones as a memorial. The name ‘Gilgal’ is sometimes translate to mean ‘circle of standing stones,’ an appropriate appellation for a sculpture garden. Gilgal is also the name of a city and a valley in The Book of Mormon, a sacred scripture in Mormonism.

Because I am a rock lover and a storyteller, I’m including a lot of these stone verses that enhance the meaning behind the actual sculptures.

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