Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lazy Days in the Hammock

I'm Hooked on days on the porch swinging in my hammock! What better than an iced coffee, a good book and a couple of sleeping cats? The humming bird sips at the feeder then zooms past my head as if to say hello on his way to a nectar feast at the pots of flowers on the porch. I listen to the birds sing and watch the squirrels scamper everywhere, in no danger from the cats.
With the breeze from the ceiling fan keeping me comfortable, I swing, read, and doze. Hubby comes out to see if I need a refill and bring me a snack. Across the street I can see the creek as it empties into the lake.

This is the view of the porch from the living room. With the main living area being above a daylight basement, we look right out into the trees. It is like being in a tree house. It is very quiet here at the lake. Just this afternoon as we headed to Charlottesville we stopped to move a box turtle out of the road. Then we stopped to admire a doe and her two fawns (still with white spots on their backs) who were not very concerned about us watching them! On the way home we saw yet another doe and her fawn.

Sounds idyllic doesn't it? Yet we have decided to sell this house and move onto our next adventure. Anyone in the market for a lake house?

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24 comments:

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I'll take it! I've always wanted to live near the water--any water. A lake would be lovely. And I've always wanted a hammock. Looks good to me! :-)

The Thrifty Stylist said...

can i be totally jealous? it's gorgeous...

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I am not even a little jealous. I am a LOT jealous. What a great space!!! :) Visiting from Julia's party. :)

abeachcottage said...

divine! I posted min this week too

happy weekend and hooked on!

Sarah

Becky K. said...

That looks simply divine. I doubt it will take long to find a buyer with this kind of a testimony to its soothing effects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great Friday.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

D said...

Ooh! How can you get up that great porch?

D

Cristin said...

gotta love the hammock!

xo,
cristin

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Just wondering of you could send me the day i could slip on over and take a quick nap!!

this looks soo SUMMER and refreshing!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Ohhhh... that sounds wonderful!
Good luck with the sale of your house.
Happy Hooked On
~Amy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful!! We want to sell our home and find a home at the lake. Not sure how realistic that is, but a girl can dream! We have a 2nd home, on the water, but want a stand alone home.

PAT said...

oops! Meant to say it's a condo, want a stand alone/single family home, on the water.

Beyond the Nest said...

That hammock is calling my name! I haven't read a book in weeks and after seeing this and reading your post-think that's just what I'll do today. Oh, and have an iced hazelnut coffee, too! Karen

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow!!! Look at those windows! Gorgeous, you're so lucky to have such a pretty feature in your home :)

pk said...

What a wonderful place to relax! I'm jealous... :-)

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a charming post - the photos are absolutely gorgeous - and so relaxing. I'd never get anything done there - just enjoy nature.

Fifi Flowers said...

Lazy in a hammock with a good book sounds DIVINE!!!

Struggler said...

Goodness! I'm surprised you're moving. I imagine part of you will really miss this house. It looks so beautiful.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Pure heaven! Where on earth are you headed to next? Sure to be exciting. :)

Happy Nester said...

Good luck on your next adventure!

DesignTies said...

I'm envious, Nancy! Sounds absolutely wonderful!!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Rita said...

Once potential buyers see the hammock nest you've made, they will certainly want your home. Beautiful.

Terry said...

Congratulations on the will to move on, maybe to an even better hammock. I could never stay in a hammock myself. Always end up thinking about things I should be doing.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sounds wonderful...totally dreamy and a wonderful way to spend the day. Does the hubby bringing more drink and snack come with the house? ;-)

podso said...

It looks wonderful and peaceful--your hammock and porch--and makes me want to curl up (or stretch out) with a book!