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Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.
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Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!
For those in many states, please vote in your primary today so that the parties know you’re active, engaged, and can be counted on in the fall. Knowing you voted in the primary is a strong indicator of future voting reliability and so that will mean less calls, door knocks, mail, etc. which preserves those resources for people who need them.
Of course I remember to say this because of primaries affect me, and I should have said this earlier, but I’ll try to remember to say so for future primaries. Given the new Supreme Court foulness, it’s ever-more-important to ensure the state sees you as an active voter so you’re not swept off the rolls.
Today, pictures from valued commenter J R in WV.
First up, a re-post since it was added to his last set later in the day. Since so many asked to see his home, he was kind enough to send it in, and I’m quite happy to see it twice! Wowzers! I just love how it’s nestled among the trees. Just wonderful.
House in the Forest
This is looking north at the south exposure of the house around which the boulders were photographed, along with wild flowers, pets, etc. The hillsides are steeper than they look, esp on the left (west) side of the house. Built in 1991-94 by friends and neighbors mostly, who did a better and more professional job than the actual contractors for specific jobs.
f/5.0 for 1/500th sec at 27mm taken with a Nikon D70s on April 6, 2008
These are some pictures of the animals on the farm, Don’t get excited, it’s just cats and dogs!
Actually only one of each, the black cat is really hard to photograph, but I’ll find some good historic pics of her. The white dog is so active I didn’t get any of her that weren’t just a white blur! They’re cute too, tho.
We love our critters, all of them.
Happy dog At Attention
Taken on 2018-04-19
Our “front yard”
She’s a lab golden mix adopted from our vet clinic, where she was in residence for 9 months being treated for heartworm infestation. She was kept on a chain in a backyard, alternately neglected and abused, and was taken off the chain by an anonymous client of the clinic. We adopted her when she was deemed healed by our wonderful vets, who charged nothing for her post emancipation health care. She’s believed to be 13 now, and is still quite active on the forested hillsides. Isn’t she a pretty dog!!
f/4.0 for 1/125 sec. 315mm
Happy at Rest
Taken on 2018-04-19
Of course after running outside and climbing on the rocks, every good puppy needs a nap, on the kitchen floor in front of the stove.
f/3.9 for 1/60 sec. 164mm…iso 1600
Spike at Attention
Taken on 2018-04-19
Front steps outside the house.
This is one SHARP kitty! 10 year old Spike was so named because she is a shoulder cat who likes to hold on. OW! She’s very affectionate, and not so desperate to hold on nowadays. Stays outside when the weather is good, very good predator on rodents, doesn’t care for birds, feathers evidently have terrible mouth feel.
f/3.6 for 1/250 sec. at 67mm iso 125
Taken on 2018-04-19
Same step, or close to it.
Same cat, different moment.
f/3,6 1/200 sec at 69mm
Spike Boxed for Shipment
Taken on 2018-05-17
Not really, but she does love a box, but her favorite is a laundry basket, where she can see out, and lay in fresh warm clothes.
f/4.0 for 1/6th sec at 221 mm. iso 3200
Thank you so much J R in WV, do send us more when you can.
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Quite a crib and swell critters.
That is not the house I imagined; I thought you lived in a lot cabin. It’s beautiful and I’m sure the views of the woods through the big windows are wonderful. Your Happy and Spike are splendid companions!
The house is great, as are the happy pets. Thanks
@Mary G: Same here! I was picturing something much more rustic. It’s a beautiful house.
Beautiful house and pets!
You live in a Shangri-La-.
Lovely house and lovely surroundings.
A beautiful place.
Count me as another who’s surprised by your almost Art Deco house in the woods! Lovely, and happy pet pix too! Thanks J R!
Your house and pets have personality!
I live in a forest of evergreens. When you had your forest floor flower photos last week, I was surprised how similar our flowers were, but these pictures show just how different it all looks. My place can never be so sunny. Thank you for sharing.
Wow, thanks for the house pic, J R — I too was expecting more of an old West Virginny farmhouse with a porch. I was a little better prepared after you said it was a modern design, but this white, wide-windowed, be-towered home is fantastic! And I love seeing it in the full glory of its setting. Thanks also for the pet pics!