Where We Live…

A bit of history and a lot of scenery is what we’ve got here…

We live in what was once coal-mining territory, but one could hardly guess it.  Apart from some black shiny rocks that still appear on the surface and some mysterious fenced off areas that protect us from plummeting to our deaths down some ventilation hole to mine shafts miles below…(Well, I think that’s what they’re for anyway!)  Apart from these this area has been reclaimed very nicely for tourism and golf courses (where building is prohibited because of mine shafts below!) and great swaths of scenery ( :

These photos are from the paved bike trail that connects our home to Jim’s job in town.  He gets to pedal along here every morning.  I join him on the very odd occasion for lunch in town, thus the pictures…

IMG_20160530_094205890IMG_20160530_094245272IMG_20160530_095227799_HDR

These are the Three Sisters peaks which stand behind our home…

IMG_20160531_153640581_HDR

And here is a wee bit of modern history…

IMG_20160531_141138270

 

I was just wondering aloud this week where the town got its name, as we will definitely be canning less, not more, here as we no longer have fruit trees or a garden… Here’s the scoop.

IMG_20160531_140959373

 

 

Tis all for today.  No hikes this week.

-LS

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. Ps.145:3 ESV

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.