A Glimpse into The Canyon

Photo By: Carrie

The road ends in my neighborhood. Mountains act like walls, to keep folks in. There are only tiny glimpses of the world below, millions of people, traffic, concrete for miles and miles. Parking is a problem, the roads are narrow.

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

I have learned precisely how wide my car is, this knowledge has come in very handy.

Every house is unique to each other, some homes were originally constructed in the 1920’s and 30’s and less than 800 square feet.

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Others are extravagant and every detail is thoughtfully considered up to the beautiful mailbox.

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Yard space is at a premium and most use their yard for their creative expression. I have never lived anywhere like this.

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie– My Boys Favorite Climbing Rocks

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Walking around the neighborhood, admiring everyone’s thoughtful decor, is one of my favorite ways to spend an evening. My boys come home with arms full of “treasures” from leaves, flowers, feathers and rocks to new-found hiding places.

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

We are moving, in about a month. We have only lived here for a year. It is bittersweet to leave this place behind. There is a lot of promise, vastness, wilderness on the horizon. All of which, I have searched for, for a long time. In many ways, this move is a dream, coming true. But, this canyon and all that lives inside is a treasure worth remembering.

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

These photographs are just a glimpse and I promise to have more. Documenting this place is therapeutic and feels right. I know I will admire this place for the rest of my life.

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie– Local Take/Give Library

Photo By: Carrie

Photo By: Carrie

Well, maybe this was more than a glimpse. Although, I still have so much to share about this place. I guess that just means it means something to me.

 

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7 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing these! What a beautiful place! I long for a more quiet life but I’ve been conditioned to be amongst “conveniences” in the concrete jungle.

    1. 🙂 That is the best part of this place. Literally 3 miles down the hill is Starbucks and about 15 fantastic restaurants, a couple gas stations and even a small market. 5 miles down the hill is everything your “convenience” needs long for from Pier One to Bed Bath and Beyond to a massive mall or any chain restaurant you can think of. It is such a trip. In a lot of ways it is like I am camping, everyone’s home is close together and in the dusk and just daylight hours everyone is stirring. Except I sleep in a cozy bed and have all the modern conveniences anyone could want.

      There will be a bit less convenience were we are moving, I have lived with much less than is available there before. And as I am sure you have found, there are ways to create quiet inside the concrete jungle, you just have to intentionally continue to make it a priority.
      Thanks for enjoying this place, I am having fun wandering and documenting 🙂

      1. I love places like that. I grew up in an area of Oakland like that and it was really nice. Back then lol. We live in a beautiful town and I’m very fortunate but I do love that in the woods feel. But home is where the heart is and it’s amazing how cozy you can make things even if it’s not surrounded by trees. 🙂

      2. Yes! I see from the images you share, your area is beautiful. Trees are not everything…although they make me SOOOO HAPPY 🙂
        Looking forward to living among some giant trees 🙂 That is going to be thrilling for me!

  2. A beautiful post Carrie… Glad to wander with you around your neighbourhood.
    I see a gum tree! Many beautiful pics.. Love your boy sniffing the flower..as we all should 🙂
    Wishing you all the best with your move and your new home 🙂

    1. Hi Robyn. Thank you for the well wishes. Yes, we all should take that time to sniff 🙂 There is no way to hurry when we wander through our neighborhood each night, my boys make certain of that!
      I am so happy you enjoyed this post. It was fun to create! Thanks again.

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