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Me, by Jenn

Why I love where I live...

Posted on 2007.10.15 at 10:43
Of course, when I stopped at the end of my driveway, the sun went behind a cloud, rendering this less vivide, but still!





Comments:


The Hysterical Hystorian
abigail89 at 2007-10-15 14:46 (UTC) (Link)
Nice! You live out in the country (or at least next to an open field)! Even nicer. Our trees haven't started to turn yet because of the drought. They're saying the leaves will just turn brown and drop. Bummer.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
I live in a great, prototypical example of "Small Town America." The sort of place Robert Frost wrote about and Norman Rockwell painted.I actually expect the foliage to be much, much better in the next couple of weeks, and hope to capture a shot or two with the sun actually lighting them up all golden and beautiful.
Janice
faye_jan49 at 2007-10-15 14:50 (UTC) (Link)
The fall colors are one of a few things I do miss about moving south. This year I have really been missing it.

We're having the same lack of fall color as abigail89, due to our drought.

Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. Much appreciated.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you're enjoying it.
abovethestars
abovethestars at 2007-10-15 15:01 (UTC) (Link)
oh so pretty! Everything is still pretty green here, hopefully within a week or so that will change.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 16:45 (UTC) (Link)
I hope you get color, but if you don't, well, I'll share mine.
harrysmom
harrysmom at 2007-10-15 15:06 (UTC) (Link)
That is so beautiful, Jon. It makes me want to go right out and take a walk
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 16:53 (UTC) (Link)
You totally should. Enjoy Autumn in the City of Heroes! Take Harry out to enjoy the leaves!
zebraspots05
zebraspots05 at 2007-10-15 15:11 (UTC) (Link)
Oh how beautiful. This is an excellent way to wake up this morning. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous view.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 16:54 (UTC) (Link)
It's too nice to keep to myself!
Maple
maple_mahogany at 2007-10-15 15:24 (UTC) (Link)
Wow.

*looks at desert out window*

Wow. That's beautiful.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 17:00 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, your own icon reminds us that your desert offers its own beauties. When I was a little boy, my mother used to subscribe to Arizona Highways magazine, and I learned before I knew that girls could be beautiful that deserts could.
the source of all heresies
ms_worplesdon at 2007-10-15 15:42 (UTC) (Link)
That's lovely. We're having a drought here in Virginia, and all of our foliage is dull dull dull. It's nice to see what it's supposed to look like.

*sigh*
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 17:13 (UTC) (Link)
Well, it's my pleasure to share with you a bit of ours up in Pepperell, Massachusetts.
scribhneoir1
scribhneoir1 at 2007-10-15 15:55 (UTC) (Link)
such beautiful colours. These are really gorgeous pictures and remind me why I like autumn so much! Instead of the rain hitting the car windscreen on the way to work this morning I got a shower of multi coloured leaves!
Thanks for the lovely pictures.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 17:14 (UTC) (Link)
Autumn is far adn away my favorite time of the year. The air cool, crisp, bracing, the leaves a pageant of color and beauty.
violet
amythis at 2007-10-15 15:57 (UTC) (Link)
Mm, lovely!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 17:21 (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it, though? How lucky am I to live where this greets me through the fall?
Robin
robin777 at 2007-10-15 16:23 (UTC) (Link)
That is so beautiful.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 17:21 (UTC) (Link)
My good fortune to live with this is never far from my thoughts and gratitude!
lnalvgd
lnalvgd at 2007-10-15 17:22 (UTC) (Link)
That is just gorgeous!

Our fall colors haven't hit their peak yet in the Smokeys. They are just now starting to turn.

Once they do, I'll have to post as well! Fall in the Smokeys is beautiful! However, we've had such a time this summer with the drought. As of right now we are -13 inches in rain for the year...which makes for our fall leaves not want to turn when they are suppose to.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 17:59 (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely! I showed you mine, now you have to show me yours!
mythicvictory
mythicvictory at 2007-10-15 17:39 (UTC) (Link)

IZ DED FROM NEW ENGLAND HOMESICKNESS

Damn, I miss seasons!!! We have summer, and not summer down here. Not summer is when the grass turns brown, the leaves fall without changing, and it rains and is cold. Summer is HOT and painful. Sometimes, if one has luck and planning, you can have a picnic outside during the 1-2 day transition when it's nice out.
I miss your weekly walkies, big guy!! Your trains of thought were more fun to listen to than mine!!

Hope you are as well and serene as your pictures!!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-15 18:14 (UTC) (Link)

Re: IZ DED FROM NEW ENGLAND HOMESICKNESS

Did I know you were One Of Us? I mean, I had a sense from your writing style, but I don't think you've ever mentioned it. Where abouts up here are you homesick for?

And, by the way, this is a lovely opportunity to tell my "Brush with Texas" story. My mother was a civilian employee of the US Army. During the five years we were stationed in Germany, she had an opportunity to PCS ("Permanent Change of Station" or, for the non-military among us, "Move") to Texas. So she invited home a colonel she knew, who hailed from Texas, to grill him over dinner about his home state. Well, she sort of danced around the cubject a bit, and I got impatient, and just ponied up, "Look, we're looking at a posting in Texas, and we want to know what it's like. WHat can you tell us?"

Well, he sort of sat for a moment, chewing on his food and the question, and then said, "Well, son, let me put it this way. If Ah owned both Hell and Texas... Ah'd live in Hell, and rent out Texas."
mythicvictory
mythicvictory at 2007-10-15 18:33 (UTC) (Link)

Re: IZ DED FROM NEW ENGLAND HOMESICKNESS

OMG!!! ***giggles helplessly in tears****
And he was just talking about the weather!!!
Parts of Texas are somewhat kinder climate-wise, and more liberal in aspect, so, naturally we don't live there. Hee, screw rent, I'd sell it to the 'we buy ugly houses' folks, and still live in Hell.
My past is checkered,geographically. I'm the only one in my family NOT born in Tx or Ok. I was born in Ca, moved to Montreal when I was 5, and moved to Vermont when I was 10 or so, after we had rented a cottage on Lake Champlain for a few years. Because of frequent moves, I was always a new kid, but I fell in love with Vt. I never felt so deeply rooted in my life before we lived in the country on the lake. Most of what I learned about spiritualism and life and God I figured out climbing hills paths in the woods. My folks would take me to Boston for Thanksgiving and Easter. We'd go to the Nutcracker or to see Shakespeare.
Sorry, ask a question, get a novel. I stayed in Concord while I was in New England a few years ago to bring my parent's ashes home. That's when my Best Friend Mags and I wound up in NH trying to leave Boston. I'm still not trusted with a map. Sigh, get one state wrong, and they never let you forget!
So thanks again for the pictures. It's like seeing a memory, except all sharp and beautiful instead of fogged with time.
Machiavellian Puppet Master
tjs_whatnot at 2007-10-15 18:45 (UTC) (Link)
I think I've been there before! Isn't it gorgeous!? It's what I love most about moving to New England, the 3-6 months after is the things I like least about moving to New England. I love the leaves changing colors--and coming from the Evergreen state--I was amazed by them. But also, coming from the "Ever" green state, I never realized how barren and sad trees look without any of their leaves. Ah well, one more reason for me to become a wealthy writer and live bi-coastally!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-16 17:37 (UTC) (Link)
It's on River Road, Route 111, in Pepperell, Massachusetts.
B00
i_m_b00 at 2007-10-15 19:43 (UTC) (Link)
*sigh* I really miss seasons...Today was 87 woo hoo were are out of the 90's... till Thursday.

*sips more ice tea*

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-16 17:39 (UTC) (Link)
It's an offense against God and Man for it to be 87 degrees on October 15th anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere unless you're there on vacation. It just is.
Lilly
lillywmw at 2007-10-15 19:45 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, this is really a beautiful place,Jonathan!The colours of the the trees are very inspiriring!In spite of living next a big city here (São Paulo) I have a lot of natural places near my home to relax after a stressful day!***
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-16 17:39 (UTC) (Link)
There's a lot in life that doesn't make me happy, but living where I do definitely does.
xedra
xedra at 2007-10-15 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, Pretty! *sigh*
Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year. When it finally gets here, that is.
Laughing at the Texas joke, too. Recently moved from Houston, to San Antonio - it's still HOT, but it's a dry HOT instead of a wet HOT.
Send me some of your cool weather, please?
*hugs*
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-16 17:40 (UTC) (Link)
I'll keep reminding you what it's like.
elfwhistletree
elfwhistletree at 2007-10-15 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty - as a squirrel autumn is definitely my favourite season. ;-)

We've had some nice days here too - not quite such spectacular colours on the trees but definitely some that are worth a second look.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-16 17:41 (UTC) (Link)
It's such a lovely time of year. I always remember this when I'm slogging through hated snow later.
star54kar
star54kar at 2007-10-16 03:32 (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow! That is spectacular scenery!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-16 17:44 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so lucky to live where I do.
rupert_talley
rupert_talley at 2007-10-16 04:17 (UTC) (Link)
I read your posts all the time but rarely comment. But this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I live in the Texas Panhandle, so I see none of this. I'm going to make wallpaper out of them.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-16 17:45 (UTC) (Link)
Another Texan! I seem to be something of a hit in Texas!
alloy_
alloy_ at 2007-10-16 07:04 (UTC) (Link)
Stunning, especially the variety of hues
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-10-16 17:46 (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it amazing, though?
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