Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Good Fences

We were visiting Amish country in North-Eastern Ohio this week.  It was so crowded with traffic, that I couldn't find a good place to pull off the road safely and take some pictures, but I did get a few....
Yes, those are real goats walking around up there...

We were so lucky to find the Autumn colors in NE Ohio at their peak.  This was a pretty cloudy day, and again, I had only my cell phone to get these shots.

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Until next time...     ~~Karen~~

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Where is "Home" anyway?

Here we are in Ohio, again, and I'm really enjoying the visit.  Although I've lived in a few places far and wide, Ohio is home for me....cold weather and all.

Three years ago this past August, as empty-nesters, we sold our house of 22 years in Central Ohio, and had to move out within 14 days. Through a series of crazy events, we came to the decision to leave Ohio and moved to Southern Virginia 2 years ago.

We now live in Newport News (part of the Norfolk metropolitan area).  This is our 3rd house in 3 years, and we've lived here for 1-1/2 years now.  Is it home to me? No.  I've been terribly homesick, but my husband likes it, and I'm trying very hard to embrace it as my home.

Its funny, we lived in Ohio for so many years, but are just now enjoying some of the fun tourist areas while we here visiting our daughter.  This week includes Stan Hywet Estate...

Stan Hywet Hall
and a trip on a train through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park,

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Train

and of course, we must visit our favorite place....Grandpa's Cheese Barn in Ashland, Ohio.
Grandpa's Cheese Barn
So, until next time


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Can you find the chipmunk?  Hint:  He's in midair and kinda blurry, but you can find him by his stripes.

Portage Lakes SP, near Akron, OH

From our walk through the woods yesterday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Good Fences Thursday

Hi all,
Sorry that my blog has been kinda sparse...I've been out of the blogosphere for awhile because of a bit of upheaval in our lives.  A good friend recently passed away, and we were at the hospital with him, his wife and family over the last few of weeks trying to lend a supportive shoulder until his death last Tuesday.  Then on Wednesday I had a small medical procedure that kept me groggy for awhile, and then on Saturday, we left town to travel back to Ohio.  I feel like I've been on a fast-moving merry go round.  But at last, I have time to sit and catch up a little.

I was hoping to share some fence pictures I would take along the drive through Pennsylvania, but it rained all the way through, and I just couldn't catch a fence when the rains were not falling.  So, I'm going to have to search my archives.  Hope I'm not repeating myself.   Please forgive me if you've seen these.....these are from a trip we took to DC in the Springtime 3 years ago.  (Dag!!! no chance to even clean them up with photo're getting the real deal here)

Near the Convention Center (sorry that its sideways)

near the Capital bldg

part of the Smithsonian

 Until next time......