Hello From The Mountains

Another cloudy day but it is Dec so it is normal.  The weather here is vey much like New Hampshire so I feel right at home.  I told you about the view out of my kitchen window, I tried to get a picture of it for you but it is such a wide view my poor Mac could not get it all in with one shot so I took one right one left and one head on.  This one is a little to the right.  That is Saddle Mountain and you can see why, the top of the mountain is just like an old fashion Spanish saddle.  This is the mountain that Landen climbed with a friend this last Tuesday just before the snow fell there.  

This is looking to the left.  I don’t know the name of that mountain and it is farther off . 

And looking straight out you see Saddle mountain on the right and notice the whole town in circled with mountains.  We are in a valley here perfect spot for fruit trees and grapes.  I can’t wait for spring to see them all in bloom.

Today has been a good day.  Luke and I worked on homework.  He is doing great learning to use cursive writing.  He is going to have a nice writing.  Soon he will have to teach his father cursive.  He can read it but can’t write it comfortably.

Holly and Landen are on the way home.  I hope that means she got all the problems ironed out and had a good day.

This is the other side of the mountain I see out of the kitchen window.  Those are really rugged mountains out there.
This is the whore frost that is on the mountain , not snow .  It is slippery when you are climbing so I won’t be going up there either winter or summer.

 

This is another picture Landen took as he hiked around the mountain .  There are many streams that run on the mountain and those rocks are very loose and many come tumbling down at any moment so you have to stay awake and be aware of what is happening around you.

Places that are flat have this dried grass like growth on it and they shine llike gold in the sun.  Landen says it is like that all year round, never green.

 

This is the grass close up.  I don’t know if the animals eat this or not but I bet they do.  It looks like it has good heads on it. 

On the other side of the mountain is a lake that they walked around.  And then as the sun set he got some beautiful pictures. 

Landen has a good eye for pictures.  Have a great day and treat yourself to the beauties of nature.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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2 Responses to Hello From The Mountains

  1. Nancy O'Grady says:

    Carol, I have been enjoying all of your blogs so much!!!! And the pictures are wonderful! Thank Landon for them also!!!!! I am so glad you are doing so well in your new home and very much needed there!!!
    Have a Merry Christmas to you and all your family!!!!!!
    Love always, Nancy

    • Hi Nancy, Nice to hear from you. As Christmas gets closer I find I am human after all and start to miss Norman more and more. I am happy here and busy to I don’t think too much but I still feel like an old left school that has been misplaced and can’t get together with the right shoe. I know it is silly and make myself stand up and get to doing something. Luke is doing so well with his math and his writing. And his reading is improving so much I think if he wants to try High School in two years he will be ready and of course I will be here to help with his home work. Landen goes back to school come the new year. He has one math class to take and pass before he can start at the local college. He wants to get into the police force either here or in Florida when we go back there so he has to pass this math course. I will help him but he has to ask and do the work himself first or he will never learn it. He knows he needs to learn his basic facts and no one else can do that for him, he has to practice them. I have the flash cards he could use but he makes no effort to get started on them. Luke on the other hand is learning them fast and putting Landen to shame. We’ll see what after Christmas brings. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love you Carol

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