This is the reason I haven't taken a photo in over a month. I can hardly believe it! I can't believe that it has been that long since I picked up my camera, nor can I believe that we actually finally got this house.
We looked at this house when our thoughts of moving to the Pensacola area was in it's infancy and happily it was back on the market when we were ready to buy.
As far as the photography goes, I just have not had time. I have been cleaning, painting, scraping, trimming, and laying new floors. It has occupied every spare minute, so I knew that I just couldn't take any photos for the sheer joy of it. I love photography so much...but it simply had to take a back seat until we at least get moved into our new home. Which will happen next weekend. (I'm supposed to be packing now...ahem.) This is my last little batch of photos I had in the archives waiting to be put up. So until I get out and about with life in general again (not remodeling and such)...this is it.
The following photos were taken right after we closed on the house. I went over alone (D had a class he had to hurry on to) and just absorbed it all. And, of course, took pictures.
I'm envisioning wonderful comfy chairs, a little table, and lazy Sunday mornings drinking coffee with my sweetie. It's like living in a tree house on this porch. I can almost touch our live oak in the front yard. The dappled sunlight and birds singing is so peaceful.
This shows the front of the house. You can't see it very well in this photo, but on the front porch, to the right, is a sweet little porch swing. One of my favorite places in the whole house! It brings back such wonderful memories of my Aunt Effie's front porch. We spent hours and hours on her swing. I loved it as a child. And I love it now.
I fell in love with this tree immediately. Love at first sight. Every time I walk by it, I either hug it, pat it, speak to it or all of the above. It makes me giddy with delight. Yes. it has turned me into a tree hugging hippie. (OK...I always was. It just made it more evident to those around me.)
This is the front yard and a nice view of the house. I love all the plants and the shade. It makes me happy. Happy. Happy.