Sunday, August 23, 2009

On the Range

My parents live on a mountaintop. Amongst state game lands, hunting camps and wilderness. We call the family homestead, Hidden Haven. Because people must follow the explicit written directions or they get lost, and because the mountain is peaceful, serene and relaxing. Hidden Haven always seems to have many guests. For parties, picnics, weekend visits, dinnertime, etc. Because my parents possess a gift of hospitality. There's a steady stream of almost-family, relatives, church folks, friends, acquaintances, friends-of-friends and perfect strangers that journey through Hidden Haven, and we seem to have a high concentration of creative folks. Musicians, artists, actors, photographers, etc.

The latest crop of guests ("latest" is relative: since this blog entry is long-overdue. The visit was mid-June!! You can stone me later!) were a mixture of weapons enthusiasts. Several were actors by trade. One was a photographer. They were doing weapons training and some pre-production for a movie. Truly fascinating day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Saturday AM

"The early bird gets the worm" or so they say... In my case, the early bird gets a wonderful experience. And pictures to prove it! Finally, I was home on a Saturday morning. In my little town. Wide awake and strolling about town before the cool morning mist had dissipated.

Ah, the sights and sounds. Here's one beautiful little thistle. Painful and pretty.

I (heart) farmer's markets.

And the sight that literally made me stop in my tracks. And do a double-take. (even the farmer noticed! "Oh! Something caught her eye!)
PURPLE PEPPERS!... amazing. And yes, I did buy one. Still contemplating its future...

Perfect morning stop at the neighborhood coffee shop for a specialty mocha & breakfast scone. People-watching and meeting new friends. British ones! :) I adore accents. :)

And finally. A street fair! In my little town!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Beach

I went to a little beach called Ventnor City a few weekends ago. The ocean is my favorite! Here are a few images from my weekend of bliss.
From The Beach

From The Beach