Monday, June 3, 2013

NECT's surrounded by scenic and natural beauty everywhere ~ all within spitting distance

I knew an elderly gentleman years ago that would always note the close proximity of places by "being close enough that you could spit on them".

For better or for worse, I have adopted that saying over the years...

Over these past couple of years I have also taken some "me" time to get out and really explore the beautiful areas in my home of Northeast CT.

I am never disappointed and often come home pooped out, sweated up, and not only dazzled but more deeply in love with this area.

Yesterday was another breathtaking experience ~ and my first visit to Old Furnace State Park in Killingly, CT.  It took me about 10 minutes to drive there. 10 minutes.....

We climbed up, up, up to a very high bluff that looked out upon lands, lots of land ~ as well as a lively pond, and trees lots of trees. Wow!!!

What a view. The fall season will find me back there to view the leaves as they show off their glorious autumn blast!

Along the climb we saw so many Mountain Laurels in full bloom and delicate Lady Slippers, too. I actually gasped when I saw these I was so delighted!

Since life is very short, it sure is nice to experience as much as you can, while you can. There are so many places right within your reach and that cost nothing but a little of your time. This is a great investment in quality of life.

I am a Putnamaniac that loves to get out within "spitting distance" to enjoy my surroundings!

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