Where every you live, you are surrounded by landscape. You can walk down the street, bike down the road, or drive to a neighboring town. As you do, the landscape changes around you. Hills tell amazing stories.
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” Nelson Mandela
Since I (Sincerely, Emily) live in the Hill Country in Texas, you would think that I would have some great hill photos. Nope. My head (and camera) has been in the garden and the back yard too much I guess. I did get a great shot of what is under our hills here. Limestone. Solid limestone. So when I want to plant a tree, I ask my husband to dig a hole. Not an easy task and it involves a 40 lb tamping bar. Now you know why. Limestone! I also took a photo standing in the doctors parking lot, at the top of one of the hills. There is a really nice view out over the other hills from there.
I narf7 (theroadtoserendipity) live in Tasmania and as Tasmania is entirely comprised of extinct volcano’s so you can bet your bottom dollar that we would be able to find a hill somewhere around. Serendipity Farm is perched precariously on the side of a hill and over the last few months the hill has done its level best to flush us into the sea. We have been having some torrential downpours over our winter season and despite the gushing water’s best efforts to erode us away, we are still clinging tenaciously to the side of our hillside. I would like to share a couple of photos that my brother took when he was visiting Tasmania a few years ago. The first one is of Cradle Mountain, a must-see place for tourists to go when they find themselves deposited in our little far flung neck of the woods
When we lived in Western Australia we lived in limestone country but now we live in Tassie it’s volcanic rock and acidic soils all round. We might have the exact opposite on the pH spectrum from Emily (above) but we have the same problem whenever we want to dig a hole. We love living on our little serendipitous hill and wouldn’t swap it for “quids”.
Do you enjoy the hills in the landscape around you?