Friday, August 24, 2012

Fall is here... August isn't even over!

Everywhere that one looks in my area, one will see the leaves either falling or scattered upon the ground. It is shocking to me that it was only August 23 when this photo was taken and yet the trees and foliage show signs of it being much later in the season.

I love autumn - I used to say it was my favorite time of the year until I moved here to Appalachia. Here, EVERY season is the most beautiful season.

From now on, every photo I take holds a special sadness and preciousness to me, as we have come to the realization that we must move back to Kansas soon. Our medical needs have increased and we have no family here to help us if one of us is hospitalized or worse. My husband just came home from the hospital (two hours away) after his kidneys started to fail and it was discovered he had a blood clot in his leg.

We don't actually have the funds to move yet, though the need is quite urgent. My daughter and elderly sister live where we are moving, and so we won't be alone. I am going to be listing a paypal account where friends and those who appreciate my blogs can send even a dollar to help us. It is important that we leave as soon as we can, as the snow and ice is on its way soon.

If you are interested in helping, go to and enter any gift to this address: We are traveling 1000 miles with just the two of us, and both of us are "older" and both of us are disabled.

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Post You Might Like To See

I'm not able to post all the photos here that I wanted to, and there are many that I wrote about in another blog... so I am sharing that public post. I'm sorry that I had to do it this way, however, here it is! If I  could post easily to my blog here from my iPhone, I'd do that, believe me!

Also, I have this to add:
Just today, we have made the tentative decision to move away from this area. I am 
 intensely grieving the loss of this beauty, but there are such outstanding benefits to leaving that it simply must be done. I'll explain later when I am able to do so. These photos I've taken will be all the more precious to me if we do move. I'll find beauty wherever I go, though, that is a promise I have made to myself. I will be posting photos no matter what!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Cabin at the Edge of the Woods

This cabin that is now uninhabited has captured my heart. I am formulating either a novel, short story or poem about it. It screams "Appalachian" to me. I hope to do a notecard series of all four seasons, and maybe other weather conditions, centered round this cabin. I have taken photos of this cabin before, as you'll see if you look at previous posts.

At the Edge of the Woods

At the Edge of the Woods by Quilter Bear
At the Edge of the Woods, a photo by Quilter Bear on Flickr.

What springs to your imagination as you see this photo?