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Bournemouth

Bristol & Cardiff

Cologne

Flanders

Folkestone

Holmfirth

Italy

Krakow

Oxford 

Payson

Portsmouth

Scotland

Weston-super-Mare

Wupatki

 

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Amber because it's pretty

 

 

 

Books by author Kathy Noltze:

 

Ulao

 

 

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Kathy Noltze's

Portals to Europe

 

Folkestone and

 Bits of Britain

 

Flanders:

Bits of Belgium

 

 

Bournemouth photos

Cologne photos

Good King Wenceslas

Krakow photos

Montezuma Castle

Reclaimed info

Warsaw photos

 

 

$29K

Two +/- densely wooded acres in Wisconsin's Northwoods. Bounded by residences on acreage, zoned commercial on primary road. Paved. Rural character, walk to Conover amenities. Electricity to lot line. Pound or drill well, put in septic. Taxes: $175.77. (Yes, the whole year.)

Tax parcel #8-817

Email questions:

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Last of the Summer Wine country photos by

 Kathy Noltze.

 

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Read here.

 

See Portsmouth page.

Portchester Castle

 

Scotland

Cliff walk at Dunbar

It's just steps to the beach.

 

ŠRJH

 

Everything in its place

 

Birds got the apricots before they could

 be harvested (the apricots, not the birds).

 

 

When I sit really still, I'm invisible.

 

 

It's lonely at the top, but the view is better.

 

 

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Lacking enthusiasm for either major presidential candidate,

he installs a flagpole because he believes in the republic.

 

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There was a lot of controversy about Green Valley Lake when it was constructed as a

reservoir in the '90s. Now it is an attraction for the Payson area. There is a path around

the shore, an adjacent playground for children, fishing holes... Arizona Fish and Game

keeps the lake stocked with trout and other delicious fish. Ducks and geese don't just

winter here but splash around all year.

 

These geese tried to grab bait for a snack.

 

♪♫...People say we monkey around...♫♪

The funny guy in our family took me to the zoo, but they wouldn't take me.

 

Sometimes I feel like a nut.

A day in the Rim Country

 

This is the first American Avocet I've seen. It likes

to wade close to shore at Payson's town lakes.

 

We're still in the throes of the monsoon,

but this one caught me by surprise.

It had not been predicted.

 

Clifton Suspension Bridge

This is a file photo from a trip to Bristol, England.

I guess when you live in the desert, water and

bridges and waterfowl fascinate you.

 

Twilight settles on Green Valley Lake

 

Often when I pitch my camp chair at Green Valley Park, I am greeted

by this duck committee. They look to see "what U got for me?" and then

move on, empty-handed (or empty-beaked as the case may be). It is

obvious they are fed by visitors (not me) despite signs forbidding it.

(These ducks didn't read the signs.)

 

The builder in our family checks a

pocket door he is installing.

 

Sun Devils practicing at Rumsey Park in Payson drew spectators.

 

 

A bumper crop of mushrooms replaces a crop of apricots.

Last year, I harvested more apricots than I could preserve;

this year the tree produced only nine, which hardly could be

called a crop at all. Poison mushrooms are indistinguishable

from edible ones unless I pick them at the supermarket, so

this bunch will be left to wildlife and elements.

 

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Retention basin needs retrenching after last rain.

My place in the mountains has green features,

such as a rain barrel which now overflows

and a system to retain rainwater at the

top of the lot near the garden.

 

 

A cold breakfast by candlelight July 2 was due to a power outage

in the Rim country. We welcomed the rain. Once again,

windshield wipers we installed after the last rain were

were dry-rotted. I'll get a new pair when it stops raining.

                                                                —Kathy Noltze

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President Obama led us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of our National Parks System. The gorgeous backdrop was one of our parks. Which put me in mind of John Muir, its founder. He was born in Dunbar, Scotland. A couple years ago, I was in Dunbar visiting a museum dedicated to Muir's life's labor: to preserve nature for posterity and to make it accessible to all. I found myself whispering because a group of school children was fascinated with my American accent. They were proud of their native son and the contribution he had made to America, which includes Arizona's own Grand Canyon National Park.

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ŠRJH

Kathy Noltze en route to Weston-super-Mare via Hayes & Harlington

 

Along the trail in Christ Church Meadows

 

Kathy Noltze's been to Oxford (on the train).

I returned from a fun-filled week in Oxford,

where just walking across the grounds of

Christ Church College raised my IQ by 2 points.

 

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March in such a way that

others will wish to join us.

       –-Hubert H. Humphrey

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

–Abraham Lincoln

Numbering your possessions

invites fate to take them away.

My great grandparents rode horses but were afraid to take the train. My grandparents took the train but were afraid to drive. My parents drove but were afraid to fly. I fly but I'm afraid to ride a horse.

He is not happy who does not

think himself so. –Roman Wisdom

A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under whose shade they will never sit.

                                          –Unknown

...I learned this... that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

–Henry David Thoreau

But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time, for that's the Stuff Life is made of.

–Benjamin Franklin

The Sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

A large red drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone.

–John Steinbeck

The soul awakes...between two dim eternities–the eternal past,

the eternal future.

–Harriet Beecher Stowe

Nature Calls:

Ducks the Issue.

Kathy Noltze's photographs of

not-so-wild life on canals and

riversof northern England

 

Bournemouth photos

Cologne photos

Good King Wenceslas info

Krakow photos

Reclaimed info

Warsaw photos

Signs of the times:

Gargoyle on York Minster appears baffled; maybe he's trying to decipher signs.

 

♫♪Yellow Ribbon

I made a wrong turn when I departed the train station and found myself on a lonely street in Bad Godesberg, Germany. Godesburg ruins (notice spelling difference) was my aim but here I was in an isolated residential area. Suddenly I heard music, an American song, and I followed my ears, which ended up at a bandstand between a lively duck pond and a terrace of tea-drinkers who were startled to see me pop through the hedge. An orchestra on the bandstand played "...tie a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree..."

     Such are the memories that a song or smell evokes. The boss of the dials at our house had dialed a mellow-listening station and I was transported across time and distance.

Skuhrov, Czech Republic

Genealogy studies found me in  Czech Republic a few years

ago digging up Bohemian ancestors. This church in what was formerly Rathsdorf has a monument in its cemetery to residents who were killed in WWI; on the monument are inscribed the names of several Doubrawas and lots of Zimprichs, names familiar to many people in Wisconsin. Skuhrov/Rathsdorf can be  reached by train from Prague to Ceska Trebova and then about 7 miles by local bus.

 

Desert living isn't for the faint of heart.

 

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