Thursday, September 9, 2010

A New Life Part III - 55


Staring in amazement
at rugged basalt cliffs
running along the course
of the mighty Columbia River,
she watched scrub juniper
and rolling fields
slowly transform
into oak and pine
that reached to the sky.
Snow covered mountains
rose in the distance
inciting awe and excitement she had never before felt.
Was this her new home?
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The challenge is on.
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46 comments:

Brian Miller said...

great snaps...i wish i lived nearer to them...quite the adventure i imagine...nice 55 monkey...

joanny said...

Love your new style, evocative. Be careful there MM, or we will have a whole nest of people coming to Or-e-gon, to partake in the splendors you so eloquently wrote and photgraphed.

Cheers,
Joanny,

I am still responding to Thursday post, how do you do this so fast,

Caty said...

I would love to live here! nicely done :)

lakeviewer said...

You're on a sweet roll.

Autumnforest said...

How does it seem that you always write something that is just right for me at just the right time?

G-Man said...

It IS indeed a beautiful state!

Excellent continuing Family Saga 55

Great story telling My Friend.
Thanks for playing, and being such a great support.
And please, have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

KB said...

That bottom pic looks very much like parts of NZ. Excellent!

lime said...

those are indeed awe-inspiring sights. she must have gasped to see them the first time.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Beautiful pictures and post.

clean and crazy said...

just such an amazing tease to wat comes next, very well written 55.

Me said...

Gorgeous words and visuals. I'm along for the ride, hope this is not yet the end of the line.
-C

Jannie Funster said...

I really like how the story is unfolding, Monkey Man. Such gorgeous scenery. I rememer the fist time I saw the Rockies from a distance, I was amazed.

Alaways great to read your posts.

gospelwriter said...

Awesome 55 - love that you're continuing the story. You sure do make every word count!

TALON said...

Gorgeous! I felt like I was seeing it in person from your description. I wonder if she will stay...

Dianne said...

amazing pics with the story.

and would any of us be so brave?
HAKAWE, as Gman says.
Dianne

RNSANE said...

She chose a wonderful state in which to settle! Ocean, mountains, the best of the West!

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A Daft Scots Lass said...

beautiful pictures and beautiful words.

Mine is also up.

anthonynorth said...

Great descriptive words.

Thom said...

You made this so real, it was like being there. It is just stunningly beautiful. Excellent my friend. Have a great Friday :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This is an eye opener...I've only read part III....I need to catch up.

A new life, a new home, a beautiful new dreamscape. This was nice.

Here's Mine. Yes, I finally did one...long time no see!!!

Have a super weekend.

Jinksy said...

A "3 x 1" 55? I make that a 165, but who's counting? lol :)

MorningAJ said...

I'm really enjoying this story. (Tale? History?) I look forward to next wek's installment.

Deb said...

Awesome imagery for 55! Loved it!

annell said...

I love this!

William said...

Oregon is so beautiful.

Eric Alder said...

Wonderfully descriptive 55, MM!

Have a great weekend!

Tabor said...

Powerful words and powerful landscape and powerful photos.

magiceye said...

wonderful imagery

Mona said...

I can understand the excitement of someone who is shifting to live in the Picturesque Oregon!

I have never seen snow in my life! Hope to do so some day...

Claudia said...

like the pic - and my favorite line was..slowly transform
into oak and pine…

Cheryl said...

This 3rd installment is my favorite so far. Beautifully written and so evocative.

Tina said...

Nice. Nice verse, nice pictures.

razzamadazzle said...

I can only imagine how wonderfully exciting and scary this must have been. I really am enjoying your epic 55 family adventure.

Teresa

razzamadazzle said...

I can only imagine how wonderfully exciting and scary this must have been. I really am enjoying your epic 55 family adventure.

Teresa

rebecca said...

oh, this was gorgeous...very, very nice 55

rebecca said...

oh, this was gorgeous...very, very nice 55

moondustwriter said...

I'm loving your story - glad you are exercising your creative muscles

Nice 55 MM

See ya Sunday

Someone Is Special said...

Nice 55... Loved it..

True Love

True Love Never Ends

--Someone Is Special--

Nessa said...

Awesome continuing story. I imagine what it must have felt like to arrive at some place so radically different than the place I left.

hope said...

I look forward to this one every week! I love knowing the rest of the story.

You're telling it well, kindly keep on!

Jingle said...

very strong and convincing 55.
well put.


my 55



Happy Belated Friday!

DaleTheDoll said...

Not bad for a human.

Unknown Mami said...

Beautiful. That last picture takes my breath away.

PattiKen said...

I'm really loving this story, MM. Names like Willa Cather, Edna Ferber and Pearl Buck keep floating into my mind.

Scott said...

how excited she must've been!

Marla said...

The pictures and prose meld perfectly together. Wonderful.