Signs of the country

June 20, 2012

I love the differences in life here from my many years in the suburbs.  Not that one is better than the other, but at my age (which my children define as “old!!”) I’m loving it.  Here are a few of our neighbors, a pair of extremely dark Palominos.  Beautiful horses that we call the ‘surfers’, as they remind me of summers at the beach with bleach blonde surfers sporting extremely dark tans.


There is some thing special about a wheelbarrow and as I became a pretty decent gardener prior to moving here, I do have an affinity for them.  Brand new or rusted through, they are a special sort of tool.  I’ve seen them used as planters and used for the occasional hauling of small children, but I’ve never actually seen them used as art.  At least never in such mass.  I really don’t want this in my yard, and it makes me wonder what they were thinking, but it does make me smile.

Some of the stores in the country and the items they sell, make me take a second look.  The fact that they advertise in big bold letters is even better!  Besides “Chew-N-Butts”, another one of my favorites is “Guns, Ammo & Antiques” – really?  What a lovely combination!

But don’t you for a minute think that we don’t have our priorities straight, just because we are out of the hustle and bustle of city (suburb) life!  D&M coffee was started right here in Ellensburg and yes, this is a motto I can live by!  “Life’s too short to drink bad coffee!”

2 responses to “Signs of the country”

  1. Ellen says:

    Thank you so much Doris and Dick!
    Glad you are enjoying our adventure!

  2. doris miner says:

    Great–We love your notes and pictures.
    Doris and Dick

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