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It’s good to Be

In the cabin
In the cabin

Some people say home is where you come from.  But I think it’s a place you need to find, like it’s scattered and you pick pieces of it up along the way.

~ Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken

From another angle
From another angle

Home again, home again.  It’s good to be here.  Storms are coming as I type.  We followed them home through Ohio, through the mountains of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and western Maryland, and then over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the Eastern Shore.

Lake Habeeb, Rocky Gap State Park.  Near Flintstone, Maryland, where we stayed on Thursday night.
Lake Habeeb, Rocky Gap State Park. Near Flintstone, Maryland, where we stayed on Thursday night.  You can’t tell from this photo but the rain was POURING down.

The rain on Thursday was incredible.  We saw on the news that some areas in western Maryland got between seven and nine inches of rain as the storms trained through on Thursday.

Looking out the windshield on Thursday.
Looking out the windshield on Thursday

Here at home, the gardens and lawn are overgrown.  M and I will have our work cut out for us this weekend.  The good news is that the vegetables in the garden are growing as fast and furious as the weeds.  All we have to do is sort them all out.

On the road Friday morning.
On the road Friday morning.  Somewhere in western Maryland.

The cats, Izzy and Bella, are happy to see us although they are remaining nonchalant about it.  I’m happy to see them, too, and glad to know all is well here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch.

It was a dark and stormy morning.
It was a dark and stormy morning.

The rabbits on the property do what rabbits do.  They multiplied.  I can’t believe how many bunnies are running about the place.  Maybe it’s because the lawn is overgrown with clover.  They seem to like clover.

Foggy
Foggy

Now our task is to get caught up.  That will probably take all weekend.  For now, we’re relaxing and settling back in after what seems like a long trip.  Funny how time works.  It went so fast when I was with family and friends, but the road trip itself, especially coming home, seems long and fraught with peril.

Sideling Hill.  Maryland.
Sideling Hill. Maryland.

I exaggerate.  A little.  There were the heavy rains, the fog, the crazy drivers who don’t slow down no matter what the conditions are, the crazier drivers on the phone while they’re driving, the truck carrying a huge load of slabs of granite that was weaving around so much we thought for sure there would be an accident, more rain, more fog, and a lot of traffic in the Annapolis area where the speed limit isn’t obeyed or enforced as far as I can tell.

No runaway trucks today.
No runaway trucks today.

We picked up lunch but didn’t take the time to eat it.  We decided it was best to just go home, and have a late lunch there.  It was a good decision.  Friday beach traffic can be pretty bad as the day goes on.  We missed most of that, thank goodness.

In the foggy mountains.
In the foggy mountains.

I haven’t had a chance to comment on her posts, but Dawn has been writing about truck safety and I did have time to read.  You can read her posts here and here.  Please do if you’re in the U.S.  I thought a lot about Dawn, her story, and her posts about truck safety while we were on the road.

Lowering clouds
Lowering clouds

I’m going to go sit on the porch now and watch the storms roll in.  Thank you for visiting.  Depending on what the storms do, sunset tonight might be pretty interesting.  Meet you on the porch and we’ll watch from there.  That way we’ll have shelter if it does rain.  The insects are surprisingly absent, or were when I was out earlier.  Hopefully the fireflies will be out, twinkling their magic in the grasses.

When the clouds come to earth.
When the clouds come to earth.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

 

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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

19 thoughts on “It’s good to Be

  1. Thanks for the shoutout. Now you know why I always wish people safe travels when they’re driving. Glad you’re home, loved the photos, especially the stormy hilly ones, though wouldn’t have wanted to drive in it!

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    1. You’re welcome, Dawn. Your message is an important one, especially during the summer months when so many people are on the road. Thank you for all that you do to try to keep us safe. 🙂

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  2. Oh, but I needed to read this. Your shared quote is perfect for my current situation and state of being. Or lack thereof. Welcome home, and thank you.

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  3. What a spectacular “cabin”! What was the name of the resort?
    Raining here again (and again … ) water sitting everywhere, roads washing out .. but, the ducks are happy with all the new puddles (even the ones in the middle of the road).

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    1. It’s 7 C’s Lodging, Bearyweather, in Flintstone, Maryland. It looks like they’re just getting started, and have only been open a couple of years. We were in cabin 12, but there are not 12 cabins yet. I could see where they expect to have cabins when it comes time to expand. I do hope their business is good enough to allow that expansion. The cabins are very cozy, very clean, and beautiful. The town is interesting, too. “Quaint” describes it well. There’s a restaurant near the cabins called The Girls R Cookin. We had a delicious dinner there shortly after we arrived in the early evening, and a yummy breakfast in the morning.

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  4. Hi, Robin. I’ll bet your busy right now with your many chores. The cabin looks so inviting with that quilt on the bed. It’s raining a tiny bit here now. We need the rain. We would also like the weather a tiny bit warmer, please.

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    1. Busy, busy, busy, Kathy, but I’m taking time out occasionally. There’s so much to do, but it will have to get done in my turtle style of taking it slow and easy now that the weather is so warm here. I would gladly send you some of our warmth as we have an excess of it. I’ll ask the weather fairies to bring some to you. 🙂

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Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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