There’s No Place Like Home…

White Christmas!

White Christmas!


Snowy Walk

Snowy Walk, Quiet Streets

Cold fire pit

Cold fire pit

White Rose Arbor

White Rose Arbor

View from the top of the barn

View from the top of the barn

Iron Spirals 1

Iron Spirals 1

Iron Spirals 2

Iron Spirals 2

Iron Spirals 3

Iron Spirals 3

Lightning Rod Wire

Lightning Rod Wire

Fallen Tree. We lost this 150 year-old Walnut tree in Hurricane Sandy. My sister's chainsaw artist friend is going to come carve it into a dragon!

Fallen Tree. We lost this 150 year-old Walnut tree in Hurricane Sandy. My sister’s chainsaw artist friend is going to come carve it into a dragon!

The Teardrop's Winter Berth

The Teardrop’s winter berth in the barn

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in Big Sky, Montana. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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12 Responses to There’s No Place Like Home…

  1. Mary, that photo of walking the dogs is great, I love it!

  2. beeseeker says:

    Happy new year – hope to see some photos of the dragon.

  3. Boy that looks cold there,stay warm!

  4. Pretty fancy barn with the chandeliers and stone floor.

    • Yep that old barn (115yrs) cleans up well! The floors are original and the chandeliers were added for my sister’s backyard wedding two years ago. You can’t see it in the photo, but the barn swallows have made a real mess of them!

  5. shazzarob says:

    wow I am still hoping for snow in England.To rainy and mild here.Beautiful shots especially of the dogs on their walk.Love it.:)

    • So if were to come to the UK in late September/ early October for a walking holiday what kind of weather could I expect? I’m thinking about flying into Dublin, spending a week or so hiking in Ireland, then crossing the channel to hike Hadrian’s Wall and then up to the Scottish Highlands. Suggestions welcome! M

      • shazzarob says:

        That sounds fab! I wish I had travelled more in my own country so I could give you lots of my own reccomendations! I have been to Dublin only for the day where I of course sampled a couple of pints of Guiness in the Temple Bar area of the city and visited the grounds of Trinity college and the Jameson whisky distillery tour.If I were to go back to Ireland I would love to visit Giants Causeway.That is about three hours drive from Dublin though—–maybe too far to hike but well worth it Im sure!

        Do you know I have never been to Hadrians wall even though my Mum lives only about ten miles from a part of it.Northumberland is not somewhere I have spent much time, though we often go camping in the Yorkshire dales and the Lake District. Both great for walking : )
        You have definatly inspired me to maybe go camping near Hadrians wall. My brother has visited a couple of roman museums such as Vindolanda near there so they might be worth a look.

        Aaah Scotland.Scotland is beautiful.Spent many camping holidays in bonnie scotland as a child. One of.My fave memories was of my Dad always pretending to be the Loch Ness monster ( good one dad) when we stayed not to far from there at Inverness and Avimore. Being a massive walker you will definatly want to climb to the summit of Ben Nevis.My bf and his mates have done that and snowdon in wales.If you get chance to tear your self way from the countryside you could always visit Edinburgh which is so gorgeous and olde worldy.The whisky experience, the castle, the camera obscura ,Arthurs seat, Mary kings close-all amazing history.I love Edinburgh!

        As for the weather, well it does rain here an awful lot. If this year is anything like 2012 then bring your waterproofs! Just layer up really.The temps are still pretty mild at the end of september and get more chilly into october.Sometimes we have been known to experience an Indian summer! It is obviously colder the higher up the country you get.

        Soz Ive just realised my reply is rather long.Hope it helped a bit.x

        As for the weather

      • Hi Rob, Thanks for the insider info! I’ve started a UK notebook to plan the trip. I think I’ll fly into Dublin and out of Edinburgh so I don’t have to backtrack. The Giant’s Causeway and Ben Nevis are definitely on the list! Stay tuned… M

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