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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Time is Now, The Place is Here


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I'm having a wonderful time meeting my neighbors, learning their addresses and who lives where. I'm now trying and wanting to remember who has the gift store and cafe, animals and animal care, special recipes, herbs, spa treatments, artist studios, sloop, classes and courses, poetry and tarot readings, pools, barns, parties, ocean views, ponds, mountains, special skills.....I could go on. One by one we are building Blogland Lane. We are going to learn alot from each other, and that gets me thinking:
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Where are we all from? How many states and countries do we represent so far? Please tell....

20 comments:

  1. I am a proud Michigander, the mitten-shaped one for those of you from across the pond east or west. As a matter of fact...
    http://www.puremichiganblog.org/michigan-beaches/duck-days-of-summer/

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  2. I am from the Netherlands (Europe). A small country between Germany, Belgium and Great Britain. We have here approx. 17 million inhabitants in 12 provinces. The western part of our country where the cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague are, is overcrowded in my opinion. But I live in the province of Friesland, in the North, and this is quiet beautiful countryside. A lot of cows, sheep and horses, nature, small villages, friendly relaxed people. We are originally from Rotterdam, where we lived and worked, but after my husbands early retirement we moved to the North and we love it here. We have a modern house on a beautiful spot in a village with 800 inhabitants. In Blogland Lane I live at # 30 and I run a flower & gift shop at # 100.

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  4. KJ, I live in west-central France. I started out in Oregon, US.
    France is broken up into departments (kind of like states) and I'm in the Loiret. The largest town in the Loiret is Orléans. I'm about 45 kilometers east. Also, we are only about 1-1/2 hours south of Paris.
    Anyone who doesn't know where France is goes to the back of the class!

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  5. I even know where the Netherlands are. I had a dutch student two years ago and I'm used to the Dutch pronunciation of placed like Der Hague!

    Dedene, I had a French student live with me for a school year from south of you, I think, Montauban? When I finally come visit the continent, I will see both of you!

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  6. I just moved back to Rhode Island (from California.) Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation. It doesn't even show up on some maps! It sounds romantic but it's not really an island, although I must say this state has its charm and its share of artists!
    I do prefer Blogland Lane though ;)

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  7. i live in western Massachusetts, one of the six New England states located in the upper north section of the USA. My area has five colleges nearby, so it is vibrant in terms of culture and activities, but it is also farmland everywhere--crops of tobacco and vegetables. i

    i also have a place in provincetown on cape cod, which is where a wonderful part of my summer has taken place. here i am surrounded by the ocean and by a town where anything goes!

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  8. southern New Hampshire in the Eastern United States

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  9. I live in Oklahoma-it's the state on top of Texas that looks like a meat cleaver. I lived in Dallas, Tx for 20 ish years before moving back to Oklahoma. Moving BACK to Oklahoma is not something people generally do.

    Most of the state has red dirt-indicative of a high clay content. We have 7 0r 9 bio-zones though-so Eastern Oklahoma looks nothing like Western Oklahoma or Central Oklahoma. I live on the border between the prairies to the south, and the rolling hills just north of here.

    Historically, we are probably best known for being the place that the native Americans were "resettled" to, and that is something that is still debated today. Much of our land is tribal land-governed by tribal law-but to what extent I'm not really sure. I'm sure the Feds and State would step in at some point if they felt the need to.

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  10. I live in Colorado but am actaully from London, having spent now most of my adult life here. I still miss London though and never really have become a Coloradoan as I don;t like camping, hiking and all that but oh, the skies and clouds here, let alone the majesty of the Rockies is incredible.

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  11. About a year and a half ago, we moved to the Cariboo district in BC from Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, BC. I am still finding my way here in the very dry interior of the province.

    I am accustomed to Island living...misty mornings, walks on a stormy beach and rain. There is little rain here;in return, we are blessed with lots of sun, incredible thunderstorms (albeit dry) and beautiful sunsets.

    There are many ranches and farms near where I live;it is easy to find locally grown vegetables and meats in the summertime. It's different in the wintertime,however...it also gets very cold here, for a few months of the year.

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  12. I live in Sydney Australia in the North Western Hills District. It's suburban but I'm fortunate, I have five acres of wooded land and plenty of space, beautiful parrots and too many rabbits. I'm an hour from the beach and an hour from the mountains. It never snows here but it does get hot which is why my house is surrounded by a wide verandah. Perfect for sipping Chardy and watching the cooling summer storms roll in during the evening. Come on over . .the water's fine!

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  13. I was born in Washington state, but I now live in Taos New Mexico. We have a magic mountain here called "Taos Mountain" and I believe it is the reason I moved here. Makes me cry when ever I look at it.

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  14. Buenos aire, argentina guess I am an inmigrant in this place.

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  15. I'm English and have been living in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for almost a year. I have a house near to the rain forest - there's a lovely garden full of tropical plants and birds and I frequently get monkeys visiting! I'm a veteran traveller/mover having lived in Europe, Africa, the Middle and the Far East - never staying put for more than 4 years at a time!! I'm at no 7984 in Blogland Lane - hopefully not moving either!

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  16. i'm in the halifax regional municipality, in nova scotia... atlantic time zone [-4 hr off greenwich mean time]

    http://www.halifax.ca/

    of course, cape breton island [part of nova scotia] is most famous for its annual 'celtic colours international festival', held in october

    http://www.celtic-clolurs.com/

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  17. Every time I look at this post and the reactions I want to put little flags on the globe to indicate where all Blogland Laners are living. :-)

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  18. Appalachia. East Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains.

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  19. I'm originally from New York City, but live in Massachusetts now - about 20 miles outside of Boston in a little town called Stow. The town is known for it's apple orchards and golf courses. We have the ubiquitous town hall and white church steeple here, it's your typical New England town.

    But when I'm in Blogland lane, I live quite nicely in my head.

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  20. I live in Oostende in Belgium.
    Belgium is a small monarchy in mainland central Europe, lodged between The Netherlands, France, Luxemburg and Germany. The smallest side of our country borders the English Channel. Oostende is smack in the middle of the coastline, so I live near the sea.

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