Thursday 17 December 2009

Planet of the Apes?

This is indeed a strange land. It is hard to understand how this place on the very populated west coast of the US of A, and the next-door neighbor to California, and just a few hours from Seattle, for God's sake, does not have the internet. I confess, it has been a bit of an adjustment for me and yes, I have whined and complained some about it but in reality I have come to appreciate its absence. It has freed up so much time for other things. Trite, I know and I am embarrassed and pleased with this realization. I get to play a lot more and not feel rushed. The evenings are long and luxurious. Life seems a bit more 'hands-on' and far less 'virtual'. I won't lie and say that having a connection tonight hasn't made me giddy, but I will say that I am not feeling so 'obligated' to this machine as perhaps I was just a few weeks ago. Funny, how quickly you adjust to whatever your situation makes out to be normal. This wet, coastal forest was just covered with all kinds of mushrooms these last few weeks. As you can tell if you have read my blog, I adore mushrooms and just couldn't resist showing off the biggest one I have ever, and probably will ever, find. Before we got that baby sauteed, one of our resident deer had it for lunch, right off the table. Apparently, someone got distracted by a beach.


Joey Boshart said...

Dear Unplugged in Oregon;

Holy mushrooms!!!! That thing is bigger than your head. Did it give you scary dreams? You should send that into some garden/nature magazine. It's AMAZING.

We'll keep looking for your postings, as infrequent as they are (remind you of anyone?). Now you understand my PC liberation...

Plugged In in SoDak -

kevel88 said...

So is that enormous thing edible? Magic? You took that picture with a tiny child's shoes, right?

Beautiful day on the beach. According to my weather monitoring, that isn't the usual weather lately.

Life without the internet is do-able but we sure do miss you!!


Sparky's Mom said...

That's ONE ginormous mushroom! Wow!

I'm a little jealous how you are so disconnected/unplugged from the world at the moment ... that's what I want and need, but probably never will have. Hah!

Merry Christmas to you!