A “Timeless” Place

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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 prepย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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