On a recent bicycle ride we pedaled out to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival grounds, home to Idaho’s premier professional repertory theatre company where they perform in a world-class, outdoor amphitheater beside the Boise River.
The name Shakespeare immediately brought to mind a line from the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet:
“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.”
With our recent move, wefore art in Boise, Idaho at the following geographic longitude and latitude coordinates: 43.6167° N, 116.2000° W. And we love it!
In the grand scheme of things, wherefore art thou?
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Hi Laurie, you have picked a beautiful place to be! Enjoy 🙂
Tina – Thank you, we absolutely love Boise 🙂
Laurie, I couldn’t give you my exact co-ordinates at present but I can tell you I am blissfully at home in my tiny, N. Ga. community. A beautiful late Spring morning stretches ahead as I prepare to go into the day armed with shovel and trowel, trays of seedlings already in my truck. Have yourself a glorious day!
Sandi – Shovel, Trowel, and Trays of Seedlings — that’s the type of “weaponry” I wish all countries would “arm” themselves with. The world would certainly be more beautiful as a result 🙂
Laurie, the blue sky outside my window is not quite as deep as the sky in Idaho. We’re have a glorious time in NYC. 40.27127 N and 74.0059 W. Last night a free concert at St. John the Divine with the New York Symphony. Today the MoMA and the Cloisters and a book reading. I get to read about Vicky Martinez here in her city! Then BEA and then grandchildren/children visit. Is this heaven? I think so.
Shirley – It sounds like you’re having a complete and total blast! If you were any happier, they’d have to issue you a ticket 🙂
I’m working on a project right this minute that my literary agent is taking to the BEA on my behalf.
Wonderful! May it go well. The amazing community you have built here will be a big plus.
Shirley – Thank you for the well wishes 🙂
Laurie, you have indeed chosen a beautiful new home. I just looked up our coordinates. We’re at 46.76 N and 88.45 W. Happy spring day to you!
Kathy – Happy Spring Day to you, too, up in your little cabin in the big woods 🙂
I remembered my theater days with this post!
I am blogging from Cebu City at the following coordinates 10.2833° N, 123.9000° E and we are having a wonderful summer night at 28°C.
Have a wonderful week Laurie!
The Vanilla Housewife – I’m glad this post triggered a few fond memories. I love that you’re enjoying a wonderful summer night in your lovely geographic coordinates 🙂
I am so happy for you and Len. The
pictures you’ve been sharing make me
want to relocate to Idaho as well.
Ken and I are loving our new home on St Simons Island, Ga. I’ve “come home
again” to the place I grew up.
Blessings to you both!
Sylvia – I’m tickled pink that you and Ken are enjoying the bajeebers out of your new home on St. Simons Island, and that you’ve “come home again.” Blessings right back atcha! 🙂
Our town’s name – Mountain Top – describes its location, as do these coordinates: 41 degrees 07′ 24″ N and 75 degrees 58′ 06″ W.
Theresa – Ohhhhhhh, “Mountain Top” sounds so romantic. I’m picturing it as an idyllic location in which to write! 🙂
I’m in SE Wisconsin; at 42.537775 latitude and -88.253951 longitude. For those needing a link, I used latlon.net
Audrey – I hope you’re enjoying beautiful weather. I hope lots of boats enjoyed smooth sailing on Lake Geneva this weekend. Thank you for the link 🙂
Can’t wait to see the boats again. A few friends are coming up from Chicago in a few weeks to celebrate my birthday and we are going to Lake Geneva. By the way, my niece Keegan will be going to cancer camp at the Williams Bay Conference Center next month; I believe you shared going there once as well for writing time.
Audrey – yes, Yes, YES! Keegan will absolutely love Williams Bay. I still keep her Zipped in the Pod, and will continue to do so until you tell me otherwise 🙂
Sorry the link should be latlong.net … by the way it is so wonderfully green here now. The rain is returning today. I’ve been so enjoying the return of the birds. On the way to a client meeting I observed (and gloried in) the flights of egret and cranes. Also love seeing the colorful presence of the red-winged blackbirds in the reeds near my house, finches at the feeders, and chirping of the birds.
Audrey – The birds you named are among my favorites. I especially enjoy the colorful splendor of the epaulettes on the shoulders of red-winged blackbirds 🙂
Beaver Island coordinates: 45.6667N, 85.5333W…and a beautiful sunny day today!
Cindy – Ahhhhhh, beautiful country! Glad you’re enjoying the sunshine 🙂
In lieu of coordinates, I will tell you that my cushion is hot under my writing chair where I’m composing a new post. I am trying hard to find a writer’s critique group to help with memoir in my area, but the best one is full at the moment. So I shall proceed to Plan B. Where art thou, you ask? Thankful for my online friends and ability to enjoy the writing life just now. In a few minutes: Pilates class to work out the kinks!
Marian – I’ve often found Plan B to be equally good to — sometimes even more so — than Plan A. Best wishes to you as you proceed forward with your writing project 🙂
You have moved closer to my end of the continent! Although it is north of you in Canada! The coordinates 51.189°N 114.467°W are a small town with a view of the Rocky Mountains! You will be busy exploring and settling into you new home. What an adventure!
Thea – You’re oh-so-right about us exploring and settling in. We absolutely love it. It’s fun to know we share a view of the Rocky Mountains 🙂
Sounds like a winning place to be! I just returned from a writing conference in Pittsburgh late yesterday and am glad to be back in my little bit of heaven right here. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, flowers are blooming, filling the air with sweet frangrance. There’s nothing like home!
Joan – I hope to read all about your time at the writing conference in your blog. I love the ingredients you attributed to home—our own little bit of heaven: sun, birds, and the sweet fragrance of flowers.
Thou art where thou belongs, as am I.
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Carol – Your answer made me smile. Thank you! 🙂
Love the amphitheater. Really lovely.
Ann – We are so fortunate to be close to so many cultural offerings. This coming Saturday we have tickets to see “The Fox on the Fairway” — a 1930 farce about golf 🙂
Greenville is chock full of cultural offerings all year long. One of the reasons I love it here. It is a very artsy community.
Ann – I know you’re loving every moment of it 🙂
Yup! loving it all 🙂
So glad you have what you love in your new HOME town.
Ann – Thank you 🙂
Your continued explorations in your new paradise are yielded more and more wonderments. The Shakespeare Festival site is something I would REALLY appreciate, and it is further proof of how culturally diverse Boise is. Well, I reside in a New Jersey borough called Fairview, and it’s just minutes (literally) from the George Washington and a small little hub knows as NEW YORK CITY. In any case, so great to see Boise is a real cosmopolitan kind of place, while still of a rustic essence.
Sam – I had to laugh at New York city being a “little hub.” As one of your blog followers, I know you partake of their cultural offerings on a regular basis 🙂
Laurie, your photos always bring an adventuresome feel to wherever you are. . regardless the coordinates. Thank you so for taking us all along on your journey.
Alison – I’m glad you enjoy the photos I post, thank you for letting me know 🙂
I’m in one of my most favourite places–balanced on a ball, in front of my solid oak writing desk, facing a view of Mayne Island (a remote island off B.C.’s mainland)
I’m soaring amongst those clouds that captured so beautifully in your photo. I love those colours–like tie-dye
Leanne – With the wonderful word picture you painted, I can see you just there! 🙂
Hi, Laurie — Physically, I am about 30 miles northeast of Ground Zero . . . also known as Washington D.C. Mentally, I am a bit south of Sharpsville today, having spent most of yesterday indulging in a Star Trek mini-moviefest. Emotionally, I am headed west into some adventures to finish up with stuff through The Presence Process, a book recommended to me. Spiritually, I think I will spend some time in the east, taking advantage of meditation, prayer, and practice.
Barbara – I love how you shared a description of your presence right through the compass points! 🙂
Laurie, I am in the middle of what you are not changing, you are choosing. Thanks for the call to find “wherefore art thou.
MAC – I’m glad to know you’re taking forward action as it relates to choice and change. Thank you for letting me know.
outdoor theatre is just heavenly:) enjoy!
Words4jp – Yes, indeed 🙂
All I know is that there is finally sunshine in Norway and I am ecstatic, Laurie. Enjoy the rest of your week. 🙂
Nomzi – I’m tickled pink (or sunshine yellow) for you! 🙂
It all sounds positively uplifting. Have a lovely long weekend Laurie. 🙂
Nomzi – Thank you. Right back atcha! 🙂
It’s also so lovely to know that you love it where you are.
I’m relaxing at home and having hope that things will be a lot better.
Teeceecounsel – I join my thoughts with yours to strengthen the hope that things will be better. Blessings to you and yours.
At home in Kaikoura right now – Location: 42°25.123’S 173°41.626’E
Going out to a Lions working bee at the site of our new local hospital in 15 minutes. From there I go to a meeting of the Lyell Creek streamcare group, and from their to chairing a 4 hour meeting of the Kaikoura Zone water management committee.
Ailsa is in Christchurch attending a meeting on caring for birds and ecosystems dependent on our braided river valleys.
I should be back home about 5pm.
Had 9 hours sleep last night, the first decent nights sleep in about 3 weeks, so feeling really good right now.
Love the fact that we live in this beautiful place, in this caring community.
Cautiously optimistic for the future of humanity, a future of abundance and health and freedom for all – that should materialise over the next 15 years.
Happy to be a member of this and many other communities online, and thankful for my many online friends, particularly yourself, Len, Sandi and Lulu here.
Have BBC “Hard Talk” with the German finance minister in the background, and the sight of about 20 sparrows feeding on the wheat I put out for them every morning, and a few waxeyes at the fat ball and half apple that are out for them, with the bay and the snow covered mountains as backdrop. A lovely sunny autumn morning. Brisk!
So pleased that you and Len love where you are – such an important attribute to cultivate in life!
Ted – Ohhhhh, I just loved reading the details you shared. I can fully picture you and Ailsa living and contributing right in the geographical gem that you live in and enjoy so very much 🙂
In Edinburgh. With a 2 minute walk to work
Kevin – It’s been a long while. So good to see you here. A 2-minute walking commute can’t be beat with a stick. Great for you! 🙂
I am out of the oral surgeon s chair with a splint in my mouth and reading in my favorite chair – thankfully the writing is good but the vampire theme only appeals to few.
The splint is apple red and the tech added sparkles for fun. !
Maybe I took a bite out of someone! Haha! 🐞🐌
Patricia – You’ve practically made your ordeal sound fun! I hope you heal super-dooper fast! 🙂
That Shakeyspear plagiarized a lot of my work that I wrote.
Carl – You just made me SMILE 🙂
Don’t know my co-ordinates, but we’re in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK. Lovely sunny day today.
Fatimasaysell – “Lovely Sunny Day” — that’s one of my favorite ingredients 🙂
You may not read this because it’s so late ‘where fore art thou’ do you think I have been yes to the half house with still no internet …I miss it so much. Anyway back now . At the mo we live about an hour’s drive to Stratford- upon – Avon the home of Shakespeare and have seen many productions there… great for the winter months . Midsummer night dream preformed out doors on a hot not is wonderful but unfortunately in England it is usually raining . We have learned to cope the weather lol
Back as usual on Tuesday
Cherry – Welcome back! Rain or no rain, I can only imagine that living only an hour’s drive to Stratford-upon-Avon has got to be simply magnificent 🙂
It is you must visit us some time