Although you might think you are looking at some weird crop circles, those ribbons of green are really paths that Ed mows so that we can walk without wading through the tall meadow vegetation or stepping in woodchuck burrows. Amy's meadow is the large area in the foreground edged with a path. It is the highest point in this picture and has a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. It's a fabulous place for star gazing. Just to the right of that is a dead ice sink that we call the meditation spot. It's a quiet place isolated from noise except for planes overhead.
The slope from Amy's meadow down to the house and garden is quite steep. From there the slope down to the valley floor is more gentle. The driveway curves down from the house to the road. The river cuts diagonally across the upper left of the picture. The two stands of pine trees were 4H projects planted by the farmer's son in the 1960's.
We can take solitary nature hikes and never leave home. We really love it here!