Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Living in the Woods

You can see how much in the woods we live. This shot is of the back of our house.

Doesn't the house look inviting at twilight with the light beckoning? We added the boardwalk so we could go from the driveway into the kitchen and not have any stairs. It's a nice place to stand, lean on the railing and watch the wildlife.

The other side of the house faces the front yard. Check out the sidebar (Our Cottage in the Woods) for a picture from the front. Looking at these pictures, the right end is all glass and faces the lake. That is where the hammock (see my header) hangs on the porch and is the place to be on a lazy summer day with the ceiling fan stirring up a breeze. I must have read a thousand books while lying in that hammock. You can see the hammock through the glass. That is how Mr. B keeps track and knows when I need a snack or a glass of lemonade or another book.

Usually there are several cats sharing the porch. I've had a hummingbird buzz my head, a bird light on the end of the hammock and a squirrel stand on the railing two feet away and study me.

On July 4th, we stood on the porch and watched the fireworks display over the lake. We had to look through the trees but we could even see the reflections in the water.


Pondside said...

It sounds like a heavenly place. The lights from the house at twilight really are inviting - saying 'welcome in'.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I love your home. It is like a retreat or get away!

Lottie said...

I love the boardwalk and your porch! Your hammock sounds wonderful! Thank you for visiting my blog. I have very much enjoyed yours!

Alea said...

The boardwalk is a brilliant idea! I am going to file that idea away.