Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Good Fences Small Town Escapes

Welcome to

Small Town Escapes

From an old gold rush town

you can walk among old tombstones at
Old Hillside Cemetery
on the steep lower slope of
Boulder Mountain,
Silverton, Colorado
(519 acres population in 2010 638
in 2000 only 531)

A favorite pastime of mine 
is to check out book sales at the library.

So from my own backyard I'll map out small town escapes.

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery, air,
mountains, trees, people, I thought. This is what it is to be happy.
Sylvia Plath
Byram man keeps things historical.
Old Burying ground at Byram Shore

"Old cemeteries, like old soldiers, don't die.  They just fade away."
That might have been the fate of the Old Burying Ground at Byram Shore, but
Chris Antonik is keeping it alive!

Taking advantage of no waiting for a seat on my day off, I'll start reading my Small Town Escapes. More to come in later posts!

When you live in Minnesota, and it's autumn, you have to take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Right in my own little town.

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Mary Oliver


"Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver

and be safe thanks for checking in with me
see you all, take good care.


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Old cemeteries are wonderful Karen, so much history. This would be a particularly peaceful spot to be laid to rest 😊

carol l mckenna said...

Isn't is lovely what we find 'in our own backyard' ~ fascinating photos and love the Mary Oliver quotes ~ thanks,

Wishing you a week of your choice ~ ^_^

Bev said...

That old cemetery looks like a great place to visit...but in the end..there is no place like home:)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) Two beautiful resting places, and I like your fences galore shot, with great reflection fence image too.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Glad you're enjoying your autumn. Here, we can finally go out without getting heatstroke. Yeah.

Jeanie said...

I love this autumn, don't you? And cemeteries in autumn are so beautiful with such wonderful trees. Loved everything here in this post!

Buttons Thoughts said...

"Everything" Well said and I agree. Beautiful places with history. Have fun doing everything. b

Christine said...

Oh those mountains in Colorado call to me! A bit of escapism goes a long way on a dull day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I always enjoy checking in with you. The small town escapes sounds like a great book. Love the view in the first photo. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Ida said...

There is so much history in an old cemetery. I like the fencing there & also the scene from your own town, nice place to enjoy an autumn afternoon.

RedPat said...

Yes it is the same here - when the weather stays nice get out there!

Elephant's Child said...

Love wandering with you.
And old cemeteries.

TexWisGirl said...

neat old cemetery. fall just doesn't last long enough - especially for you northern states!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We used to love Library Book Sales when we traveled full time in our RV.... I remember Tucson, Louisville, some little town in Alabama, Sineplace in Vermont .... we loved them all.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Some good advice in there. What is it with cemeteries? Is it a sense of our own mortality that makes them fascinating - or just all the stories behind each tombstone? I suspect a little of both. Lovely pictures, Karen.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I love the Mary Oliver quotes. Lovey sayings and great images.

Sandi said...

" ...mountains, trees, people, I thought. This is what it is to be happy."
Sylvia Plath

Ohh...she should have stayed right there.

Debbie said...

advice from the ocean: be shore of yourself, come out of your shell, take time to coast, avoid pier pressure, sea life's beauty, don't get tide down...make waves!!! i've always enjoyed this as i enjoyed yours today!! many thanks for your comment today, how very nice!!!