R. J. Nello

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ-born, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§-based, novelist.πŸ“– Writing, travel, culture and more. Always holding "auditions" – so be careful or you may end up a character in β€œ1797”…and perhaps an evil one.🎭 (And why do I suspect some of you might like that latter in particular?)πŸ˜‚

A “Timeless” Place

October 27, 2016
R. J. Nello

Aside from posting that Instagram photo of our 2014 visit to nineteenth century U.S. President Martin van Buren’s Kinderhook home…

…I decided to have mostly a “social media-free” day yesterday. I know: how ridiculously quaint, right? Largely cutting oneself off?

I needed to have my car seen to over something minor and to prepΒ to leave for my dad’s. Dad’s is where I am now again this morning – at his house a hundred or so miles away in Pennsylvania. The first part of the journey back to Britain has started.

And, as that Instagram caption notes, yesterday was my mom’s “anniversary” – she died a year ago. Dad, my sister and I went out to have a quiet dinner near his place last night. We all must carry on:

Self-explanatory. [Photo by me, 2016.]

Self-explanatory. [Photo by me, 2016.]

I’d taken lots of photos up around my house and in its general area in the Catskills in recent days. Here are a few:

On a driveway walk down a bit to straighten up that twisted reflector. [Photo by me, 2016]

On a driveway walk down a bit to straighten up that twisted reflector. [Photo by me, 2016]

Driving down the drive. [Photo by me - after having stopped and put the car safely into "park" - 2016.]

Driving down the drive. [Photo by me – after having stopped and put the car safely into “park” – 2016.]

I love this spot. It’s almost “timeless.” Perfect inspiration for writing fiction that includes this region some two centuries ago:

Methodist church and open fields. Ashland, New York. [Photo by me, 2016.]

Small Methodist church and open fields, with higher hills behind. [Photo by me, 2016.]

And, behind the house, a “selfie”:

Selfie. [2016.]

Selfie. [2016.]

Have a good day, wherever you are in the world. πŸ™‚

2 Comments

  1. Beautiful photos. Sorry about your mum, it’s not easy.

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