Monday, December 31, 2007

Where am I From?



After looking through all of my photos in my computer, I realized I really don't have any landscapes of where I live. Weird, considering there are thousands of pics in there. But then, to answer Michelle's crusade: Where in The World?" - I'd have to have many, many pictures to represent all the places I have lived in my life. All in all, I am a Yankee. I was born and raised in upstate, NY - Buffalo, Owego, Binghamton, Endicott, Ithaca, Cortland...I went to college in Providence, RI. I lived in Ann Arbor, Mi for a while - a very nice place. I was married and divorced there, changed careers there, and more or less found myself there. After that I went to Maui, where I was for a whole decade. It was there that I sowed mt wild oats. Met the love of my life, started my family, developed myself artistically and spiritually. I miss it there. From Hawaii I went to Oregon City, OR. And then, 2 years ago, I found myself back in my home town of Owego, NY. Here we all are, all seven of us, making it work and basically happy. That's it in a nutshell. i am so happy to be home, here in New York. I love this place. I love the winter, and how beautiful the bare trees look against the sunset. The rolling hills and autumn leaves. The spring flowers and the family of deer in the back forty. That's what I missed most while i was in Hawaii - the change of seasons. I think Autumn in NY is spectacular. I love this place and I'm so proud to be from here.

7 comments:

michelle ward said...

Mary - first, to respond to your comment - you are family with us! Second - I'm so glad you got in on this Crusade. I knew about Hawaii but never knew about MI and OR. Someday we will have to meet since we are in the same neck of the woods....maybe an ink date??!!

Thanks for sharing doll (and thanks again for the lovely card). Happy New Year!

michelle ward said...

p.s. loved seeing your photos of your little one, with evidence of the lovely change of seasons we get here. xo

tina's space said...

New York is really moving up my list of places I want to see real soooooon. Your pics are just lovely.

Any Smith said...

I also love the silhouettes of the tree branches in the winter. My cousin lives near Saratoga Springs and upstate New York is beautiful.

Jodi Barone said...

Your joy streams from each of your words. Thanks for sharing it with all of us! Jodi Barone

Cath Sheard said...

Isn't coming home just the best thing? I came home 15 or so years ago, and it is still the best thing. Enjoy your 2008.

PLO said...

What a cutie pie! thank you for sharing your part of the world!