Having the opportunity to take a walk in this,


is worth having the “opportunity” to do this once the storm has passed and the snow has begun to melt.


34 thoughts on “Opportunities

    • Thanks! Despite the millions of leaves each fall, and the work out I get with shoveling each winter (oh, my muscles are letting me hear from them today), I LOVE living in the woods.

  1. I’m not sure whether to feel deprived or not – I’ve never had the opportunity to shovel snow ………… And there is your beautiful home and I can just glimpse the big red truck in the carport. What memories! πŸ™‚ xo

    • Such great memories!
      While the shoveling is a lot of work, I never mind it when the sun is bright and the day is beautiful. Yesterday, at least 100 Robins landed in the trees and on the ground where I was shoveling. They were enjoying the newly exposed Hawthorn Berries. I wish I’d been able to catch a photo!

  2. Beautiful images Laurie and its about time you got that long driveway shoveled, LOL πŸ™‚ Pauline don’t feel deprived you are not missing anything by not being able to shovel snow. I would compare it to trying to vacuum the beach πŸ™‚

    • The sun shone brightly and the sky was so blue, and as I was shoveling, at least 100 Robins landed in the trees and on the ground where I was shoveling. They were enjoying the newly exposed Hawthorn Berries. I wish I’d been able to catch a photo!

  3. It’s beautiful, Laurie. I too have fond memories when I look at your house and your truck. It brings joy in ways I couldn’t have imagined a year ago.

    That is one long driveway! I hope your sore muscles relax soon. xo

  4. Oh yes, good trade. I do love shoveling snow. Particularly on a day like what you’ve got there, where the sun comes out and melts what is left. New England was great for brilliant sunny days after big snowstorms when I lived there. Your house is lovely, up the hill in the trees. My, it must be a welcome sight in every season, to come home from wherever you have been and begin heading up the driveway.

    • It really is a beautiful piece of property. In fact, the house is bigger than I need, but I love the property too much to leave. I’m so fortunate to be able to sit outside on either the front or back porch, and feel such privacy, even though I’m right in the middle of town.
      By the way, I surely did laugh at your 8 Tips for Men in terms of posting photos πŸ™‚

      • I can’t tell you are in town at all with that place! You are right about being fortunate to be there. That would be my ideal too: a gorgeous piece of land in town. But in Portland, I’d have to be a millionaire to afford it.

        Glad you like the 8 Tips. Maybe I should blog it. I’ve been building that one in my mind for a month. You would not believe the ridiculous photos that I see. I can’t compare to what women put up, but I do know that I spend half my time just shaking my head in disbelief when I look at the photos.

  5. I’m going to save these photos for when the heat arrives. I love winter but can no longer shovel. I miss snow so much. We had so much the last year I lived in it, we couldn’t get out. Called a guy with a backhoe. πŸ™‚

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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