11 Things I Learned From Living On The Blue Ridge Mountains For 2 Months

PaulC

Robin
I wouldn't need much land except I would like to heat with wood. Having a few acres of trees to coppice would be beneficial. As to isolation, I currently live in the heart of a city and go weeks without speaking to another soul.
 

MBell

Sparrow
Woman
Orthodox
If I might humbly suggest from personal experience in my youth, the Hudson Valley region in NY state and Sussex and Warren counties in NJ are great places to enjoy solitude and nature. I attended retreats on some campgrounds in these areas and also spent long stretches of summer with family residing in these regions. The local communities offer a close neighborhood feel without being overbearing and I remember feeling rejuvenated after visits, even as a child. Also, I think my love of watching birds came from these times. I can still remember hearing the croak of ravens, seeing baby owls, identifying so many types of birds, and watching different raptors soar in the air or perch in a tree while hunting. Nothing has matched the diversity of birds that I saw in that region, and I still manage to incorporate at least one bird watching experience every time I make a visit to family in the area. During my visit over the holidays, I spotted a bald eagle soaring overhead. I actually got emotional as I praised the Lord for allowing me to see such natural beauty.
 
Not everything out in the dark is evil. Good hunts the dark as well.. Bob Ewell thought he was the biggest terror in the night. Then he met Boo Radley.

The demons skulk in the shadows, but the watchman awaits them and his eyes are sharp. Do not fear them. No one who prays needs to be afraid.
 
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