Thursday, July 13, 2006

Arcologist Comes Full Circle

One year ago today, I made my first post on this blog.

Earlier today, I posted "Hills" (below) as a special feature to celebrate. It seemed finished, and I was late for a date with Garth, so I published it even though I had a few pictures and thoughts left over.

Now, in the comments, I hear that some people are still unconvinced (wink). Well. Everything is relative. In the farmyard where my husband grew up, there is some place that they call "the hill." I know where it is because they talk about storing equipment "on the hill," and I've seen the equipment. I haven't seen the hill.

At least "hills" is more honest than their proper name, the Moose Mountains. Hummocks? Shall we call them hummocks? The Moose Hummocks. (giggle - I actually sort of like that as a name. That may give you some insight into my character.)

Ever notice how a camera flattens hills? Try it. This is my meme challenge: show me your hills.

And here are just a few more pictures from mine.

Taking a cue from Madcap Mum, for comparison purposes: here are some views from just outside the farm gate.

Looking north - looks flat, doesn't it? Except... that horizon is awfully close.

Looking south.

Looking home.


Madcap said...

Happy blogoversary! It's been a good year!

Yeah, that horizon hustles right up when there's a steep drop right behind it.

And I won't be taking any more pictures for a while - I just got a phone call telling me that Patch dropped and maladjusted my little Elph. Whimper, whimper, whimper.

arcolaura said...

Ouch. We'll miss the Elph's-eye views.

And about that close horizon - actually, there's no steep drop behind it - the steep drop is what you're looking at.

Granny said...

Happy Blogoversary. I've enjoyed reading and getting to know you a little.


Deb said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging! Looking forward to many more.

Anonymous said...

I posted a picture on my blog a few months ago of the Flint Hills in Kansas, which are very steep and dramatic prairie sites, and most of the comments were how flat Kansas looks. Cameras do tend to flatten hills, as you noted.

CG said...

check out Harold's recent photo posts for some idea of our topography at his On Patrol blog! That's where I grew up, and live only, on 40 miles maybe from there. Well, maybe 50. Depends.