Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Drive in the Country

I came home a day early, about 10:30 last evening, driving through heavy rains most of the 200 mile drive. Bed sure felt good...
We were up bright and early this morning and took a nice little drive, please join us.
Sit back and enjoy.


The sky was cloudy and the weather cool and it was a great day for a drive. We've crossed the river and are headed up and over those foot hills.


The road is a steep, winding road. Guard rails are present every here and there, which is rare in California. As a native 'Flat-lander', the lack of guard rails on the mountain roads here used to bother me, causing anxiety, sweaty palms, and abdominal distress. Now I am just thankful when there's no ice.






This little road curves around through the oaks and pine trees in the hills above the river. Just below the 'snow line', the area gets just a tiny bit of snow each year.






We reach our destination mid-morning and are greeted by these lovely January blooms, brightening the dark cloudy day......

This pair wasn't exactly greeting us; it was more like, "who are you and what do you want?" They checked us out a bit and then casually strolled away. They act like they own the joint....


But they don't..... WE DO! Hurray! We have our 'little log cabin' in the woods.

I am feeling blessed, excited and very overwhelmed. Did I mention excited?


9 comments:

lov mom ox said...

I am so happy for both You and Jerry.

May you have many many years of Happiness, Love and Lots of Joy, in Your new log cabin, in the woods, in the mountains.

I like your new neightbors, they were there to welcome you, to your new home. Company for the horses.

Best of Luck Lov Mom ox

Laura said...

That is a wonderful post. I miss drives in the country so very much and your words brought back so many memories. What a beautiful home.

Jenn said...

Oh mom, I'm so EXCITED for you! How wonderful...I bet you can't wait to sit on that front porch and watch the sun rise over YOUR property while sipping a hot mug of tea.

Courtney said...

Congratulations on your little log cabin. I can see why you are so excited.

Btw, the no guard rail thing would scare me beyond belief. My heart started racing just reading it!

KellyJean said...

Oh Wow!!! What a beautiful cabin! Have fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to show everyone my room. Look at that dinner staring you down.Mmmmmm. CONGRATS. Kathy and Jerry. The place looks AWSOME!
DAVID

di said...

i can picture it in a couple of months, with pretty colorful flowers planted in front under the window. But...those dear will thing it's their food!

di said...

Ooops! that would be "deer".

diane said...

Oops again! and that would be "think". (guess i should proof read b4 hitting publish).