Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spring in the mountains

In 1975 we built our dream house on the farm in Dougherty County Georgia. In 1995, we moved to North Carolina and left our beautiful home. We bought a small vacation house as an interim place to live until we sold our house in Georgia. We didn't expect to still be in the vacation house twenty years later. Although we did some remodeling, the little place here in the mountains is not nearly as comfortable and nice as the house we built down south. But we both loved the location and decided not to buy another bigger, nicer house. We decided the deck on this house was worth the price we paid for it.
Today I am sharing some photos of spring at my place. The first one is taken from my upper deck looking west.

From my upper deck looking west. This is side yard. Many dogwood trees reside in my yard.

Part of my container garden. See my front yard behind the banister.

 One corner of my deck is for my container garden. Pansies have done really well in this cool weather.
 I fill my spaces with geraniums each spring and summer. They are easy to grow and make me smile.

These red azaleas are the first thing you see when you enter my driveway. They have outdone themselves this year.

Looking down on my front yard from my upper deck. My driveway circles a heart shaped area. My heart is open to you when you come up to my house, to my studio, Writers Circle around the Table.  I hope to see you here one day.Red Azaleals; from the upper deck


DJan said...

So very lovely! I think you are very fortunate to have such a beautiful place to live in. :-)

Glenda C. Beall said...

My sister, Gay, said in an email:
I loved your house in Albany, but love your mountain home just as much, and the views are much prettier.

Glenda C. Beall said...

DJan, I am fortunate to live here in the place I longed to be for so many years. Although it is hard to keep all of it in good condition, I will continue to try as long as I can.

Abbie Taylor said...

I'm assuming your upper deck is on the second floor of your home. My brother in Florida has one of those, but it overlooks the street so all I can see is traffic. It looks like you have a gorgeous view from yours.

Glenda C. Beall said...

Yes, Abbie. My upper deck is on the top level and has a beautiful view. Like many mountain houses built on a slope, my daylight basement, my studio, is on the first level, but my living area is on the top level. We had a driveway built to come in on the top level so I don't have to climb the long stairs.