This week, Ann-Christine gives us a tour of Diocletian’s Palace in Croatia and invites us to share our own Special Spot Shots.
My special spot is not an exotic location far away. What makes it special is that I wake up to it every day, in every season, in all kinds of weather. It is a parcel of land measuring about 56 acres, including woodland, wetland, and prairie habitats. I rent a house here from my employer, the Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation. Recently, it was opened to the public as the Joan M. Pick Nature Preserve.
I have been extremely fortunate to have called this place my home for 3 years. I am planning to leave in another 6 months, and I know that I will miss its many facets and familiar charms. Here is a gallery of photos that I’ve taken of this property.
The driveway and our front yard are both expansive, for sure.
Oh my, Scilla, surrounded by such beauty and natural life. It doesn’t get any better than that – only different. Thank you for helping me see this part of the world. M
I’m happy to share it, and I hope you’re faring okay where you are. I’m not sure specifically, but I think you live near some pretty scary natural surroundings that are going through a traumatic change.
Beautiful photos of a special place. What a wonderful place to live and work.
Thanks – I am truly lucky in my work and in my home. Glad you came to visit!
Wow Priscilla, what a wonderland of nature you live in – it must be very difficult to think of leaving it. I especially loved your cranes and would love to see them one day.
I will definitely miss the bugle call of the sandhill cranes. However, I’m looking forward to the abundance that Oregon offers, too!
Great selections of special spot shots. Beautiful snow scenes and birds. I love pick 11! 🙂
Yeah, I get to hang my wash out here! Real country living. 😉
I do too! Love the sun dried smell…
You live in a wonderful part of the world – don’t know how you want to leave it though…but I have seen so many stunning images from Oregon, so if you are going there – I guess the wonder will continue!
I have to admit that I am mostly drawn to Oregon because 3 of my 4 children have settled there. It is also stunning country, which is a bonus. 😉
Ah – I know, a strong plus, the children!
I can see why you will miss it. Lovely in every season.
I’m glad I’ve conveyed some of its beauty. Thanks for your visit!
Ooo how wonderful! A lovely gallery.
Wow. What a beautiful selection. Wonderful to be so close to such beauty. Superbly photographed.
Thank you so much, John! I’m so glad you enjoyed them.
Beautiful special spot shots, Scilla! What a wonderful place to live! Where to next, I wonder.
Next to Oregon! Thanks, Sue!