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Greetings from NE Ohio


Sunlight traversing the path.

In a flash of wonderment she saw firm, continuous ground under her feet, stretching from back then to right now and on and on as far as her eyes could take her.

~ Ann Brashares, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

Backyard barn.

We made it to Ohio, safe and as sound as could be.  The drive was uneventful which is exactly how it should be.  Long, with some lovely scenery to look at along the way.  That’s especially true once we hit the mountains of Western Maryland and Pennsylvania.  I could easily see myself living in a small cabin in the mountains, not quite off the grid.  I do enjoy some of the amenities of modern life and technology.

For those interested, the bucket system worked really well.  We were able to take care of business without a hitch or a hiccup.  We managed the entire trip without contact with anyone else.  Sad, really, but it’s the nature of the world right now.  While Maryland’s numbers have been dropping, Ohio’s have gone up.  I suppose that’s what happens when you allow the loud and vocal minority to rule when it comes to wearing masks.

I’m figuring out how to use a new laptop and some of the programs that came with it.  I’ve not yet played around with the Adobe stuff, such as Lightroom.  That’s coming, when I have the time to play and make a lot of mistakes.  All this explanation is to let you know that my photos will probably look a little different.  The colors on the laptop are odd.  I can’t tell if they are what they should be or not.  I’ll get used to it eventually.  Even though we are here for an extended stay, it wasn’t long enough to drag my desktop and large monitor along for the ride.

We had an amazing and wonderful and magical reunion with our grandsons early this morning.  The house we are renting is behind their home, just a little bit of a jaunt through some meadows and woods (I’ll measure it with my pedometer at some point but I’m guessing it’s somewhere between a quarter to a half mile walk).  We walked the path from here to there last night after we arrived.  The boys were already settled in for the night so we didn’t disturb them, but we did see M the Younger and take a tour of the gardens he’s planting.  He has ideas for a small, market farm, and this year is his experiment to see what is possible.  I think he has about 250 tomato plants, a hundred or more cabbages, beans, cucumbers, and more.  It will be interesting to watch as it grows while we’re here.  And to partake of some of the veggies if they’re ready to eat before we go back to the Eastern Shore.

Ring the bell.

It’s time for me to get moving.  I’m going to schedule it to go out later.  Will add more if I have time.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please stay safe, stay well, and be kind.


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.

18 thoughts on “Greetings from NE Ohio

    1. Thank you, Laurie. It’s early days yet, but we’re all hoping this works. I’ll feel more comfortable when we’ve gotten past two weeks and all is still well. Since we were all isolating prior to the move, it should be good. 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome and thank you, Eliza. 🙂 I think we’re going the ice cream route for a while. It’s ridiculously hot here. My daughter-in-law was busy making cookies for ice cream sandwiches earlier today…

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  1. Glad you’re there safe and sound. I bet the grands were soooo excited to see you magically appear that next morning! I’m sure you will all have a lovely summer together. I’m thinking about the bucket idea if I go camping in August. Seems like I could use it and then dump it at home when I get back. I’ll think about it.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. 🙂 I was surprised at how well the bucket worked out for us. Much easier than I was thinking it would be. We brought a big bottle of hand sanitizer with us and some big bottles of water for washing up when necessary.


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