Emergence | Gift of Artist’s Atelier | Specifically to Complete my eBook in 6 weeks

Update on Carol Keiter the blogger. I do love to post blogs in two’s. This evening I have. I just posted on my digesthis site: this https://digesthis.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/emergence-inevitability-of-seeking-the-kind-way-love-appreciation-of-all-life/

Recently I shared photos on my Facebook wall of the place I suddenly find myself living in, a yurt, indigenous to nomadic people of the Steppes of Central Asia, Mongolia. Here are some pics of the yurt residence in Taos, New Mexico and the surrounding fields.

yurt, residence, Taos, New Mexico

yurt residence in Taos, New Mexico

I also recently came across and shared some photos of a neighboring county in Pennsylvania where I was born and raised. Lancaster and Lititz, PA are each arts and crafty towns surrounded by farms.

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carol_taking_photo_lancaster_pa

The idea of living in the yurt was introduced by a friend from my hometown in PA, 9 months ago when I was arriving to New Mexico after the stint in Tucson, Arizona left me with little recourse but to leave because of not having had success finding work. He knew that his neighbor could be keen on having some people live there to help out with his trees. Indeed he is happy to have the help. The idea back then August, 2016 was to come live in this yurt in Taos, but then I never made it from Santa fe. Two week after I arrived there, I wound up flying back to Pennsylvania to be by my mother’s side when she died the day after I arrived. I was then not sure of where to go, but headed back to Santa Fe where I was gainfully employed for the next 8 months between substitute teaching for the Santa Fe public schools K through 12 and working on weekends and holidays as a ski instructor at SkiSantafe. The paid income was a nice change of pace, the skiing, a delight. I love skiing and the alpine environment. I was grateful every day I was there. However, my slammed schedule meant that I had little time to write blogs, and didn’t even attempt but twice to get back to the book.

Slim savings brought me to this new situation which is sort of another WWOOF (world wide org. of organic farms); a work-exchange involved in caring for baby trees. Pretty cool actually, digging in rich soil, smelling wonderful scents of plants, seeing cows and horses and now in the spring, calves and colts and birds surrounding the fields, calling out all sorts of neat calls. My biggest challenge, has been the chase for electricity and internet. I have become like one of the local ‘off the grid’ backpackers, seeking out places to plug in.

The crystallizing icing-on-the-cake thing, after feeling lots of frustration because the town shuts down really early – and there just aren’t places to go to plug in and connect to the world. My friend just extended the invitation – for a limited time only – until I head back to PA for a memorial for my mother – an atelier. Basically I reside in the yurt, and have been gifted a room in a home nearby as my creation space; with a desk, stool, electricity to plug my power surge protector and a WiFi connection. He has offered this atelier as an artist space > to use it to complete my eBook. “Adora & Vitali: A Spin on the Matter of Moion.

eBook, Carol Keiter, Adora & Vitali A Spin on the Matter of Motion

Adora & Vitali: A Spin on the Matter of Motion

Encouraged to direct my full attention and focus on completing by book; it is my choice if I embrace it and full-on surge into making this happen, or squander the invitation. This is something that I hoped for, and now it is here. I will use it. I was seriously having so much difficulty finding a place to work, that I was starting to become very disconcerted, to put it mildly.

Of course, I’m already side-lined, wanting to quickly post another blog or two, well, that’s okay, it’s to inform people what’s going on and to spread the accountability even further. No excuses. Here’s the platform, the space and time. There are absolutely no distractions in this town for me. Not much of a social happening place, perhaps that may change. No distractions, just lovely nature, tourists, and as in Santa Fe, a fair amount of homeless people here in this dusty, lovely, hippy town with loads of people living off-the-grid who come into town occasionally to fill up; I’ve seen quite a number of very heavily tattooed guys and girls. And as in Santa fe, a large number of pick-up trucks, some that are enormous, and vehicles with windows tinted so dark that you can barely see if someone is in the car. yeah, whatever.

So, step one, open the book and begin look over my google doc regarding marketing, to gather names of Charter Schools to approach them to see if any could be interested in carrying this science-fantasy book. Any hints or suggestions about marketing/publishing an eBook, send them my way. 🙂

Carol Keiter the blogger on return hitch from Taos to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Carol Keiter the blogger on return hitch from Taos to Santa Fe, New Mexico

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4:20 in Lancaster county Pennsylvania | Amish country

It’s 4:20 and I happened to be in Lancaster county, the heart of Amish country! Happened to have my camera and yeah, the day began at 420_cig Smoketown_Elementary. Everything’s fine, I keep good company and have a Smoker Gard Attorney Smoker_Gard_Associates_Attorney

Lil bit later new_horse_eye Let’s say I was keeping my eye on a lot of new things, randomly making turns after moving in the direction of the Amish country, and getting away from the plastic-consumer civilized, uh hum, uncivilized world. to look at things with a different twist Goldie_gupsidedown

Okay, so fortunately, the weather is fine and the Amish are out and about. I didn’t intrude on taking pictures of the kids playing in front of their houses – in blue clothes, girls in bonnets, boys with bowl haircuts…but I did get a few discrete shots. such as the Amish horse-drawn buggies which are present everywhere, through the side-view mirror of the car i was driving.

through the side-view mirror

through the side-view mirror

and sneeking pics from the sun roof, uh, this was an accident that turned out pretty cool!

sneeking pics from the sun roof

sneeking pics from the sun roof

Yeah, the buggies are there living along with the modern culture buggy_car_traffic , you can see the grooves that the wooden wheels of the buggies make on the roads – over years and years – and residue from the horses – fresh every day!

remnants_of_horse_drawn_carriages

remnants_of_horse_drawn_carriages

Continuing on Smoketown_Inn

Stoney_Lane_Greenhouse

Stoney_Lane_Greenhouse

North_American_Pipe_Corporation

North_American_Pipe_Corporation

moving right along

Do Not Enter I was feeling good and enjoying the view immensely!

High_Car_Wash

frankly, in retrospect, this buggy blur going by has an odd reflection, as if it’s a premonition of something spooky!

buggy with strange reflection

buggy with strange reflection

and funny, though Amish strictly don’t drive cars or have electricity, Mennonites can drive cars, which are always black – the most toned-down non-materialistic vehicle that you can get..this one is typical in terms of the blackness of it “-)

typical_Menonnite_car

typical_Menonnite_car

and though some people stared blankly at me from their buggies (i mean, there are huge tour buses that drive on these country roads, so I’m sure the people get over-saturated with people gawking at them !-) One couple waved at me in a very friendly way and this girl riding by on her bicycle had a genuine smile.

amish_girl_bicycling

amish_girl_bicycling

parked_buggy_farm

gorgeous horse stride carrying the Amish buggy

gorgeous horse stride carrying the Amish buggy

typical_amish_farm

timber_corn_cat

timber_corn_barn

stone_house_pasture

stone_arch_bridge

stone_arch_bridge_fisherman

silos_green_fields

silos_amish_country

school_house

school_house_water_pump

remnants_of_horse_drawn_carriages

piles_wood

Pennsylvania_heart_of_Germany

parked_buggy_wider_view_farm

parked_buggy_farm

one_lane_bridge

one_lane_bridge_closer

Misty_Creek_Goat_Dairy

Misty_Creek_Goat_Dairy_Whole_Goat_Milk

magnolias_have_sprung

magnolia_leaves

lovely_property_rear_forsythia_lancaster_county_PA.

lovely_property_magnolias

lovely_property_magnolias_lancaster_county_PA

Lancaster_county_stonehouse_barn

green_hills_amish_farms

green_hills_amish_farms_2

farmfields_Lancaster_county_Amish_country

farm_fields_covered_plastic

ccc_not_consortium_collective_consciousness

canyon_wall

canyon_wall_close

canyon_wall_beyond_this_same_property

buggy_reflection_passing

buggy_parked_outside_house

buggy_car_traffic

brightly_colored_shacks_for_sale

blossoms_pink_haze

blossoming_tree

barn_3_tupelas

approaching_buggy_early_spring

approaching_amish_buggy

amish_long_green_barn

amish_horse_drawn_buggy_trot

amish_farm_wind_mill

amish_farm_fence

amish_farm_buggy_entering

amish_farm_barn_buggy_star

Amish_country_stream_Lancaster_county

Amish_country_stone_house

amish_country_green_fields_april

amish_country_buggy_scene

Amish_country_barn_Lancaster_county

Amish_canal_under_house

Amish_canal_through_house

amish_buggy_reflector_lights

amish_buggy_lancaster_county_pennsylvania

amish_buggy_beechdalle_rd

amish_buggy_approaching_through_sideview_mirror.

angel statue amish star

angel statue amish star

Here are the same labeled photos on a flickr link!

and that’s all folks

just a 'lil angel

just a ‘lil angel (that I drew a few years ago to send in a thank you note)