Morton Peak

Monday, 21 June 2010 20:04
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The Birthday was good. Morton Peak is a fire tower in real life, but it was my tree house for a night. Getting there is a challenge, not for a city slickers vehicle. Made me love the old white truck as we rattled over deep ruts and gullies climbing high above San Bernadino on the way to Big Bear Mountain. Wildflowers abound - so unusual for this late in the year.

There are 2 old pines on the top, a man-made drinking hole for critters, an outhouse, a picnic table and the tower. Its excellent. You have to climb up 2 stories of rickety narrow steps, lift a trap door and you emerge on a catwalk encircling a one room paradise with 360 views, a bed, a telescope, shelves, books on the local flora and fauna, lots of posters on how to look for a fire and that is about it.

After my father died and my mother decided to stay on the farm and make a go of it, she built, by herself, a treehouse for me and my sis. I must have lived there the summer I was 10 and a few years after. That is where I read Harper Lee, John Nichols(I am the Wizard of Loneliness - alakadetmole!), cried as Scarlett made an absolute mess of everything, Auntie Mame, every Tales from the Crypt I could find, H.P. Lovecraft, Poe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, every gothic ghost story the library had.

It was huge to me and now, there is nothing but a few planks and I don't see how it could have contained my world, but it did. That is where I started to keep a journal too...a tradition that I keep today.

Simon said he had never seen me skip before. We decided that our condo is kind of like a treehouse. sort of.

We were up at 5:30 to see the sun rise and the valley below hold the clouds like a bowl.
I will hold this birthday close for a long time.


Monday, 16 June 2008 21:56
scotchegg: (dreamy)
oh this is a sweet quiet one.
Blake and his girlfriend got back from backpacking in peru yesterday and we had dinner with them tonight. oh, they are glowing with their adventures and stories and what they experienced... they also are smitten with each other.
brought us presents and are are planning a 'slide show' evening with their photos. such joy to be around them..
simon took me camping up in the mountains and i cried for my kitty, then i cried some more - had the blues for a bit, but the crisp air and blue sky lifted my spirits.
we have decided to get another cat, so as not to leave our 'kitten', the infamous 'doodle' bereft. simon has the idea that he wants two more. should we get two more and be the crazy cat people?

i had love emails, calls, flowers, cupcakes, candles and well wishes all day. i really hate a fuss but am quite touched.
talked to my sis and niece and nephew. melted my heart.
simon gave me some decadent perfume that makes me want to wear black lace. this photo was taken a few weeks ago - i did not know he took this - he sent it to me as i was worried that i did not have photos of ms. heloise.

i am, however, fat as a house and have vowed to get this weight off.
all in all really blessed. and grateful for it.

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Monday, 20 June 2005 20:43
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my birthday!
my birthday!

aint we got fun?

i am crap at lj cuts and wanted to get this in the journal. forgive me. we had such a great night - went out to hear great music - had a proper date and celebrated.


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