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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Wake Up Call

Good morning!  I have three unfinished posts sitting in Draft, this being the oldest - written a week ago Monday on January 25th.  So, it seemed like a good place to start catching up.  
We got another dumping of heavy, wet snow that weekend, and this is what I wrote last Monday morning: 

Not meaning to be boastful, but I wanted to share the view out the bedroom window this morning.

I put the camera right ON my pillow.  Not a bad wake-up call, is it?  So, complete with dead flies on the sill, here is the view to the left (south):

Next, looking straight out (westerly):

And, finally, to the right in a west-northwesterly direction: 

See why Swamp River Ridge is such a magical place to be?



  1. Lovely!! I can't think of a much nicer way to wake up!

  2. Incredibly beautiful! At a loss for words...

  3. just watched your video...the dogs are so cute! Digger is on a mission. That is interesting about the LP tank and burying it, valuable info to lock away!

  4. Marty SteinbrecherFebruary 02, 2010 9:02 PM

    That is really beautiful. Guess we'll have to visit in winter again like we did 2-5-2000!

  5. Now y'all know one of the reasons it's so special here. :)

  6. No reason to leave this!! Stay put every day and just enjoy!! Bring me what I need I'll just stay put.


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