The Three Ravines

While they're neither imaginatively named nor scenic wonders by any means, my three ravines are nevertheless quite splendid—and, more especially, they're mine. The numbered spots correspond to image locations.

The Long Ravine

1. This ravine can be glimpsed from the driveway just as it turns toward my property. It runs the full width of the lower boundary—roughly 540 feet—and essentially serves as the division between me and my southern neighbor, who is to the left in this panoramic view looking toward the wetlands.

2. Sandy took its toll. For a long time I'd thought about building a gazebo at the head end of the Long Ravine, but it's simply too close to the neighbor to offer any sense of privacy.

The Small Ravine

3. This isn't so much a ravine as it is a divot in the side of the Long Ravine. Site of The Epiphany, it's much more "impressive" in person than in any image I've taken so far. The cabin is just to the right in this oblique view.

4. Taken from beside the cabin, the wintertime view above helps convey the shape of the Small Ravine a bit better... maybe. If nothing else, you can see how much mountain laurel there is here, since it's an evergreen.

The Deep Ravine

5. Now we arrive at the principal reason I purchased the property, a.k.a. The View. While it's only about 40 feet deep, it tends too look much deeper, I imagine mostly due to the trees that line it, which are 80 to 90 feet tall. These wintertime images make the land contours easier to perceive.

6. The view from the north side reveals the subtle complexity of the terrain.

7. From the south side, the view is quite dramatic.

8. And from the bottom of the Deep Ravine, it feels even deeper.


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