Wednesday, February 16, 2011

4 seasons~Our yard in the winter

I decided today that I want to document the 4 seasons of our house and yard. Not only do I want this for myself to display our work and accomplishments over the years, but who better to share it with than all of you.

So, here is winter. There is no better time to share it than now seeing that we have gotten 50,000 feet of snow this year here in Connecticut. First I will share a picture of the first snowfall. You can view more of that snowfall HERE

So let the tour begin!

We live in a contemporary country home with a flat roof and hanging decks on the front and back side of the house. Many call it an upside down house. The bedrooms are on the lower basement level.

I don't know how many of you know what has been going on in the New England area, but we have had record snowfalls. Roofs have been caving in left and right.

We live smack dab in the middle of a nature preserve. Although I feel like the house needs never ending work, I am in love with our property. It is quiet and private. Here is one side of our yard. Can you find the hidden pictures? CAT, TREE HOUSE, TIRE SWING... OK, I know I am lame for throwing that in there...LOL!!

Here's a close up of one of our cats in case you missed her in the "hidden picture".

And here is a close up of the tree house that gets literally no use because it is about to cave in. We'll have to add it to the "to do list".

On the same side of the house as the tree house, we have a new shed we got last fall. It is "my shop" in the making. It's been tough to decorate with all the snow. I can't wait to tackle this "project" in the spring.

This side of the house is dedicated to our dog Zoe. She has her run, dog house, and her favorite rock that she hangs out on when it isn't slippery.

Then there is the backyard. Can you tell I have a garden, small man made pond, stone terraces, and a patio set I inherited from my grandparents underneath all this CRAP snow?

Now I'll take you with me to the bus stop. It is a lovely mile away and I only have to go 4 times a day. LOL! Although Reece and RJ are in middle school and high school, they are still on the same bus run seeing that our middle school and high school are in the same building. Sami is in the primary school, so she is the other 2 times a day I go. ...Here we go:

Reece almost died when I got out of the car and started snapping photos of him walking towards the car after getting off the bus. RJ was at swim practice. I'm sure when Reece tells him what I did, he will be beyond relief to have avoided the embarrassment even though there wasn't a soul in sight.

Sami was more than happy to have her pictures taken when I went out to get her 30 minutes later.

And here we are home again:

One of the things I love the most about our property is the view of the meadow we have across the street. Right now it is home to the coyote, but in the spring and summer it is home to many cows. I'll put them in the spotlight when I give you the spring tour.

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  1. i love the style of your home, and the land around it. it's just beautiful.

  2. Your home is beautiful Lisa! While I'm sick of the snow..I love having all the seasons :)
    Your kids are adorable!
    Spring is just around the corner..woohoo!

  3. What a beautiful post. I enjoyed this a lot. It is fun to see from other countrys thats not in a movie. Looks like you live in a very beautiful place. All the shadows from the trees making it magical even in winter. In Norway it is normal with upside down houses if thei at semidetatched. Not in villas. It is very practical when it comes to making use of the views.I am shure you got wonderful view from your livingroom.
    Pretty kids also. They look happy. Boys in that age, well whats not embarrasing when it comes to their parets. Haha.:)

  4. I love your place! It looks so peaceful. I bet the kids have SO much fun out there in the summer. When I was growing up, we had a long, long driveway, then a long walk down a highway (yikes!) to the bus stop. Your daily trip reminds me of that.

    Thanks for sharing. It's beautiful!


  5. I don't get snow where I live so I really enjoyed all your pics.. you live in a truly beautiful place! take care, I'm having a giveaway if you want to pop over.

  6. Amazing home and property! I enjoyed having a glimpse of your day to! You go girl!!

  7. Beautiful property. You can send some of that sonw to the Blue Ridge Mts. of Virginia. We got very little this year. ~~Sherry~~

  8. LOVE the scenery! We are outdoorsy here, too! (even tho we currently live in the city!)

    Your house is a really interesting design. What year was it built?

    I'm looking forward to what's underneath all this snow here in upstate NY, too!!

    LOVE the photos of the kids and the road!! Beautiful!!!


  9. I always wanted a tree house when I was a kid. There's a lot of snow where I live but never a threat for damage to our houses. That's scary. I hope nothing bad happened to your home or anyone else's. Make sure that your cat didn't get stuck in the snow either. That would not be good.

    -Zane of ontario honey