Sunday, May 8, 2016

Yes Son, I live in the sky!

As most of you know, I live in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. I live in Cuenca, altitude 8,399 feet above sea level.

About a month or so ago, a fellow expat was back in the States visiting New Orleans. New Orleans is -6.5 to 20 feet above sea level. This expat acquaintance of mine posted that as he and his wife walked in the crescent city his wife remarked, "I forgot how far away the sky is at sea level." Later that week in a phone call with my son, (living in Florida) I remarked about Cynthia's comment and how true it was. "I live in the sky," I told my son.

The reply..."Mom, are you high? What are you smoking?"  Really? Actually, I gave up cigarettes in January, so I haven't been smoking anything. Am I high?  Oh Yes, I am very much so. 8,399 feet high. My handsome intelligent albeit sceptical son is a science guy, so rather than argue I launched an experiment.

Hypothesis: I live in the sky.
Research and Evidence: I took a series of photos in the same place over a month's time. From my kitchen window. There is a mountain in front of me and a mountain to the west.
Conclusion: I live where the clouds are. Therefore, I live in the sky.

 Leave your comments to help me convince my son that I really do live in the sky.



Happy Mother's Day!
~*~
Scarlett, Loving life in Cuenca!

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    1. Yeah! From someone who lived here. It must be true. Thanks Donna!

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  2. you do indeed live in the sky! It's logical, clouds are in the sky, your head is in the clouds, therefore you live in the sky.
    LOL Couldn't resist!

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  3. I don't think you will convince him somehow. Nice pictures though.

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    1. O sure I will. I'm quite certain over the last few weeks he's remembered the futility of disagreeing with his mom, LOL. Thanks Jo!

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  4. As a realist, I think it looks more like you live near the sky. The sky is close to you, but you are technically just below it. Perhaps the next step of your journey will be actually living in the sky. Gorgeous photos!

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    1. Of course you are correct, I gave it a little poetic license. Great to have you reading, thanks for commenting!

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  5. I'm a believer. And what wonderful evidential photos you presented. Your son's case is dismissed. :-)

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  6. What a beautiful post! Thanks for visiting my humble blog so that I found this. I visited friends at a Utah mountain ski resort and found myself short of breath walking from our rented condo to the pool. ~grin~ Awesome photos, my dear. Be well!

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