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Bela takes wonderful photos in this post and writes a heart-felt poem about returning to special places where we belong.

In poems about belonging and returning there are strains of deep feeling. Home is as much about those feelings as it is about geographic location.

After over 40 years in the same house, Kathy and I felt it was time to do something different. We mulled our options: sell and move, major renovations, and finally settled on tearing the house down and rebuilding where we have lived and raised a family. It will be different, but many of the feelings will still be there.

We have driven and cruised parts of the west coast and Bela’s pictures capture the magificent coastline, lush forests, rivers with mountains towering above, and the ocean.


Another place that is home for us is the farm where Kathy grew up. This was a picture she took of a deer just as curious about her as she was of it.

Home is about relationships with people and things that evoke memories of belonging in a particular place and how, each time we return, those memories are vivid in our very being there..


24 responses »

  1. Aww, mahalo for sharing my post, Ivon. I like what you and Kathy have decided to do; rebuild right where you are. We have found a place that evokes that kind of permanence for us here, when we never thought we would again after a lifetime in the Maine woods. But visiting the Pac NW gives us that much needed touch-in with the woods and wildlife we miss in subtropical living. Thanks again. Enjoy your weekend! πŸ™


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  4. I’m so happy for you. Great decision and congratulations. I love the picture of the Deer and hope you frame it and hang it in your new home for good luck and the wonder and beauty of nature.

  5. This resonates so much Ivon. Bela’s connection to the earth and Mother Nature is profound. So glad you feel it too πŸ’• Keep tuning in … and find your way home πŸ’›

  6. Great shot and good luck with your remodeled home! πŸ™‚

  7. Home is where the heart is.

  8. We always find our way home. Home is always in us. ❀️

  9. Beautiful post Ivon as all of yours are. I’ve been behind lately so trying to catch up. I especially love what you’ve said here about what home is. I so agree.

  10. I eenjoyed reading your post


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