Blue Ridge Apartments

When I Was 69

When I Was 69
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Friday, October 31, 2014

construction almost finished

One of my neighbors, the house on the corner, has had lots of work over the last year.  It's beginning to look as if inhabitants might move in soon.  (there was lots of landscaping with those little white earth movers, and the tree trimmers came again...I'll show you that soon.)

PS. I just heard from the owner that another house will be built beside this one by her in-laws.  There is an empty lot (which we're looking across) which is owned by her husband's parents.  Oh my!

Quote for the day:

In a gentle way you can shake the world.
one of Cesar Chavez's favorite quotes from Gandhi

Thursday, October 30, 2014


I wish I had a "before" photo to share, and there's probably one buried in this summer's many shots...of the jungle which hid the empty house.

basically the neice/nephew of the woman who owns the next door house decided to take all the growth out...azaleas, roses, and weeds as well.  I call it the scalped yard.  The owner is in a nursing home.  I feel so bad that nobody cares for her house.  Unless you consider this caring.

Quote for today:

If you love truth, be a lover of silence. Silence, like the sunlight will illuminate you in God.
St. Issac - 7th Century Hermit Monk

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Night light

From this...

To this,..
Or this...


I'm glad the little lamp is by a wall,  which shows the patterns of the cut glass best.  It took a day of good hard sunshine to charge the little guy, cause the first night he stayed dark.  And since a street light also hits the area, it isn't till you're pretty close that you notice the sweet little light.

Today's quote:

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can decide how you're going to live now.
Joan Baez