I tucked my camera in among the boxes on our first run out to the house yesterday. We arrived at 1:30 pm, so the sun was bright and direct. In different light, I’m sure I’ll be able to show the property better, but in the meantime, here is a first look.
I haven’t much to say about the house itself. It’s nice. It’s bigger than I need. It’s a long Ranch in the shape of a rectangle with a small kitchen and small bathrooms, considering the size of the large bedrooms and two living rooms. But enough about the house. I bought this place for the land.
34 thoughts on “A First Look”
what a lovely place to “nest” about the trees, you have such a wonderful piece of land, a tree well placed would be nice as long as it doesn’t spoil the view.. A mature tree for shade, now… hmmmm that sounds inviting…
That’s exactly what I was thinking: something for a little shade, but I’ll be careful not to spoil the view. Thank you for commenting.
Never leave the house without your lens. Whoopee
I can follow your lead, since you take so many shots of your own beautiful property. “Whoopee” is pretty much how I feel about this place!
Idyllic. The place looks….beautiful.
Yeah, Mark, the feelings are big when I look out behind the house, and I’m not always good at putting it into words. It’s beautiful.
Congrats on the house and land. Well deserved! A shade tree sounds great; in the meanwhile, how about a nice deck umbrella?
Yes! I was thinking the same thing. An umbrella will certainly do for the summers in between now and when those shade trees get shady. Thanks for the congrats.
Wow. Really pretty property! It will be fun to see it as the seasons change. Congrats again.
Oh, good point! It will look different as the year goes by. The man I bought it from said it snows here every winter, which is exciting because in Portland it only snows some winters.
Fun explorations with the seasons!
My goodness – you really did buy ‘property’. I shall look forward to seeing it though the lens as the seasons progress! Congratulations – I can only imagine how excited and elated you must be feeling!
That is true, and also scared. The only time I have ever lived on ‘property’ is when I was growing up – and I worked hard, but didn’t have to manage the whole thing of course. So I have some anxiety about the learning curve of managing this much land. But I am so excited to get started with that education!
It will be a learning curve – but what a great way to learn!! You’ll do great!
It looks wonderful…
Thank you my friend.
Creator certainly blessed yo Cosin, Congratlations!
I do feel blessed. Thank you Anna.
You’ve got a jewel there. I love the land. You will be very happy there. It feels so peaceful.
I do hope Tech Support gave you a good report. He was regretting not bringing his better camera. Nothing’s like being here though, so we will be happy to have you as soon as we do some major big-time cleaning.
Now the cleaning part is where I excel. Moving stuff is a little harder since I’ve gone tippy. But I know what you mean about wanting things orderly before having people over and not tripping over boxes. 🙂 Enjoy your new home. And yes, he was in love with the place. It’s what he wanted me to buy but my budget would not allow nor my age. That would be a lot of work for one old woman. 🙂 Hugs to you both.
Oh dear… I envy you!!!!!!! Wonderful! I do hope you and Tara haver loverly days there.
I send you a letter telling about my lack of comments… Best regards…
Thank you Rosa! I am so very happy to see a comment from you. I hope you are well. Thank you for saying “hello.”
Beautiful! Congratulations! So happy it all worked out.
Me too, for certain. Thanks for your happy energy, which we will put right to use for keeping us inspired while cleaning. 🙂 And I would love to host you here any day, my bosom friend. ❤
I’ll take you up on that someday, for sure. I miss Portland, and would love some time to reconnect with you. Anne and Diana 4+ever. 🙂
Oh. My. Gosh!!!!
I am thrilled for you … that pond, those trees, the park, the creek.
Wow, Crystal. You endured a lot of angst waiting for the deal to finally happen but oh is this place worth it.
Congratulations and welcome to your new place.
I know, right?! So yes, it was really, really hard to make this happen. However, I had this place as my prize. So after all the frustrated feelings fade away… I’ll be left with this amazing property.
Give me 5 years and I’ll have it so cleaned up and sparkling. For example: there is zero landscaping around the house itself. It looks as though someone at some point in history did put some work into it, because there are a few struggling flowers that pushed up through the rocks and weeds. After I clean up the house I am going to see what I can do about creating a feast for the eyes around the front of the house.
I think it’s beautiful! We had a large piece of land for 10 years off a dirt road. We loved it. The freedom to create your own amazing gardens. I’m so happy for you. I think when I die some of my ashes have to come to the Pacific Northwest. I can’t wait to see how things progress with the place.
Aww, thank you so much. I am dreaming of how wonderful my gardens can be one day. The front of the house has not been touched by a gardener for years, so it will require a lot of cleanup, and then some transformation. I am all smiles just thinking about it. The work is nothing when it’s a project I’m excited about.
Just the kind of thing my husband thrives on. I don’t know what to do with him now that our garden is done
Wonderful! 😀 Congratulations! I hope you are settling in well now and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Yes, much more settled after two months. It makes a difference that I am getting my hands into the dirt and the water and putting my touch on the place.
I keep envisioning the scene in the movie Spirited Away, when Sen helps the river spirit get clean of all the trash. Do you know that scene? Anyway, I have hauled so much trash from the land, and carried it up the hill to the house so I can take it to the landfill one day. I almost believe the land here is breathing a sigh of relief that she is finally being cared for.
I love that movie! I can totally imagine what it’s like for you now. So glad to hear that you’re making the place your own and settling in well.