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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Five Words


OK ... this blog is being neglected as I try to keep up the the Scarf Sisters .. and now Cooking With The Scarf Sisters. So to fill in a few posts, I'm playing a five word meme that Pat posted a few days ago. If you want to play along with five random words, just leave me a comment. I'm taking five days to stretch this meme out. Today's word is:

Idaho

As a relatively new transplant to this state, I've come to think of no other place as home (except for a vision of heaven down the road :) Having lived east, west and in between, the north has exceptional beauty. Hubby and I have pioneer spirit and have moved to quite a few states. Now Idaho is home sweet home to us. We have our names written in the soil so to speak. When I think of Idaho I think of: Potatoes, huckleberries, streams teaming with fish, hunting, wild animals, thick forests, alpine lakes, wild flowers, volcanic deserts, ghost towns, and culture mixed with a wild west flavor. From my front porch rocker I can watch the sun rise over a tree covered mountaintop .. and in the evening, I can watch the sun drop behind another ridge from my backyard patio. There are so many places to explore within an hours drive that living here seems like a permanent vacation.

7 comments:

Kathryn said...

That is exactly how we feel about our place. Of course, the fact that we have to leave if for 2-1/2 days every week means it feels like being on vacation every week.

Not that even i am blind enough to claim that Big Bear is as beautiful as Montana & Idaho! Sometimes it seems a pale copy. But, for Southern California, it as as close to heaven as we'll get!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Trish said...

Sounds like a beautiful place to hang your hat! Beautiful Winters...I love snow!

therextras said...

I know the third thing keeping you busy is writing a post for my blog carnival. (Need the url tomorrow, Friend.) Barbara

Jim said...

Hey M&M, I like that, being on a permanent vacation. That is what retirement is all about. Even if you do have a young one. We have two dogs, As Adi is getting older she is more like a baby every day.

And I see you are helping in some sort of research for Dr. Boucher. She lives down the road at San Antonio. That is taking up all your spare blogging time.
No wonder you haven't visited for ages and ages. Got to cultivate friendships you know. They don't grow from 'sterile seed.'
:-)
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Pat said...

Great first word! I can't wait to read the rest!

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
Idaho was one of the more anonymous US states to me, until I met you.
Over and over again you have described the beauty of your home, the nature and people. I feel I've come a bit under the skin of Idaho now.
Besides we Norwegians are known to be great potato fans, or potato heads, some would say.
From Felisol

Margie said...

What a beautiful picture, before you... I only thought of potatoes