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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

KENTUCKY TO WASHINGTON -- ADJUSTING MY PERCEPTIONS





Here is my new abode for now -- an apartment in a fairly new apartment complex. I do like it as it contains lots of trees, shrubs and other natural plantings. I took this photo from my bedroom window.

Since this area is all rather newly built I feel my search for old traditions is going to be a challenge. While previously living in Kentucky I concentrated on the old folkways for my blog. But now I know I will have to make some compensations while living here on the eastern fringe of Vancouver, Washington. Only time will tell what I can discover  -- but I am up to the challenge. 

As far as nature's material -- I don't perceive that it will be difficult to find as there is an abundance of it in this beautiful natural area. I expect to learn some new things from nature.

Whatever the area can offer in the world of art, nature and folkways will be my focus here. I have already spotted some nice public art work. 

Yes, I will have to adjust my perceptions but isn't that always a refreshing trail to follow. 




21 comments:

  1. I can hardly wait to see what you find along your new trails. You have such skill with your photography that I know it will be lovely whatever you come across.

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    1. Florence -- The thrill of the hunt as they say. I feel that anyone who writes a blog and takes photos is at an advantage when they move to a new place as their eyes tend to be wide open by default to the world they live in. thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  2. Good for you and your attitude. Change is inevitable and if we do not accept it and change what we can change, we will be sorry. (Something certain members of our Congress seem to not understand.) I must go back over your posts to see how you got here. Lovely photo!

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    1. Tabor -- I agree with you that change is inevitable. I think years of living contribute to our stamina to accept change and make the best of it -- this takes lots of living I think. -- barbara

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  3. My (sometimes) wise 93y mother in law often says 'A change is as good as a rest'. I think it must be true, you sound energised. The view looks great.

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    1. Oh, I like your mother-in-law's saying -- "a change is as good as a rest." How applicable to many of life's situations. thanks for the comment on the view -- every window view in the place is lovely. Now if I could just not get lost so often when I am out and about I would feel I could find some decent blag material -- barbara

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  4. I'm confident there is a treasure around the corner waiting for you to bring it to the surface.

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    1. Raining Iguanas -- I'm doing some research on the area and talking to folks for info. about this place. I do know that it had (and maybe still does?) a rich NW native american culture especially in their art work. Do know there are environmental concerns here. I want to get lots of background knowledge before I leap. Of course photography is led by the eye so perhaps I will find some treasures at first that will speak for themselves. thanks -- barbara

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  5. It seems like a nice area. Lots of green trees always helps. Keeps one down to earth - a commodity sorely needed, it seems like ...

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    1. Agree with you -- nature does bring one out of themselves and into an earthly connection with surroundings. This area is a temperate rainforest.. Quite lush. I understand that Norway also has a bit of rainforest in its eco-system. -- thanks, barbara

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  6. Bet this will get some taking use to... time lapse?

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    1. Birdman -- Yes, it will take some time getting used to this area. I already realize that this area is growing by leaps and bounds -- which is not always good. Tough on the natural resources. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  7. Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll look forward to your explorations!!!!

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    1. Kay -- Nice to hear from you. I have already started to explore a bit. So much to take in -- difficult task as I get lost a lot. But I think that usually happens to folks when they move to a new place. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  8. I look forward to your adjusted perceptions!

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    1. Vicki -- I'll give it my all -- thanks -- barbara

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  9. So happy to know you arrived safely. What a new experience fir you. Expect to read much more on this blog too.

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    1. Diane -- thanks -- wish I would have had time to take photos on my trip across the country. -- barbara

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  10. Yes!! So refreshing & I look forward to seeing some of what you see. I LOVE your photo here with its contrasts! These are treasures that you brought with you, yes? Best of luck in your new abode, Barbara.

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    1. Rita -- You are right -- I brought the treasures that I have sitting on my window ledge in the photo. You are very perceptive. When one moves like I did and maybe how you also did -- sorting out items that have memories is integrated in the process of the move. If you have lived many years you will have an abundance. I couldn't bring them all so I gave many away to some friends. -- thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  11. I have one of those geodes, too. That is a very Northwest photo. Like it a lot.

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