A FOGGY FAREWELL TO CHARLESTON MOOR

 Thursday morning was revealed gradually in the fog.

We saw this many times over the years.  Our development was created by an Englishman (Laurence Nilsen) and carries such English names as Charleston Riding (Riding: an English country subdivision), Mews Lane, Box Hill, Leith Hill and so on.  So, I used to kid my wife on foggy mornings by saying that we’re out on Yorkshire’s  Charleston Moor and we must beware of the hounds.

But, the fog enhances the last of the color.  That red maple is the prettiest tree here in the fall.  It was the root stock for a graft of a Japanese Maple which died many years ago.  The root stock sent out some shoots and I pruned to one and it became beautiful.  Within two days the leaves left, and in three more days so will I.

6 Responses to “A FOGGY FAREWELL TO CHARLESTON MOOR”

  1. Ken Curtis Says:

    Nice photos to remember the old homestead.

  2. Terry Wilson Says:

    Knowing how rare fog is in SJ, this is a serendipitous farewell.

  3. Bonnie Says:

    I wish you all the best on your new home. I hope it is everything you are hoping for!

  4. Bill Says:

    We will miss you on foggy as well as sunny days. There are only three of the original owners left in the Ridings.
    Bill & Dean

  5. debbie Says:

    Great Photos. I was just up in Wisconsin last weekend and took some nice shots on the lake up there. Did some black and white too! I was following your blog because I like photography.

  6. MikeP Says:

    Good bye old friend…. eerrrr , not you but your abode. All the best in your new digs. I know it must be bittersweet but the adventures are just beginning.


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