Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude. ~ Voltaire

I got an email from an old friend of mine today with photos attached. One showed mostly snow. Didn't think any of you who've had more than your fair share of that stuff would be interested in seeing more. But these...well, let me tell you a little bit about them. It's out in the middle of nowhere in south-central Oregon. She and her companion lived in the wall tent that's snowed in in the top photo for several years..slowly building a cabin out of all kinds of things they were able to salvage. The picture below looks out towards the pole shed where they park vehicles. Their 5 acres are at the end of the grid...electricity stops at their place. There are thousands upon thousands of acres of timber land around them owned by a private timber company who plans on leaving the land as just that...timber. No logging, no housing developments cropping up. No neighbors anywhere near them. They have no services. They cut their own firewood. They have internet access but it's abominably slow.

I dunno about you, but that doesn't seem like too much of a hardship. I think I could like living somewhere like that.


Donna said...

Slow internet? NO WAY!

lakeviewer said...

Living in that solitude is salutary.