|Mrs White's Vermont Estate|
I've often talked about walking the grounds of our property, here in rural Vermont. We have a humble, old 1800's colonial house on 2 acres of land. Today, I want to take you along on a little tour of part of the grounds. As you walk with me, you will see peeling paint on the house and porches. If you look closely, you may see our crumbling foundation. . . You will see our old van, and Mister's Cadillac (which doesn't run). You will see the 2 car garage that Grandpa uses. You will see the place I call our lovely "Estate" even though we live in financial poverty. We are poor in this world's riches, but wealthy in family and home.
Will you walk with me?
These are the white and red rose plants Mister gave me for Mother's day.
They are beside our front steps.
(If you click on one of the pictures, you will see them all at once, in a larger view.)
Here is a view of one side of the house. See the old wooden wagon? There is a playground off in the distance.
We are now walking closer to the hill, on the upper part of the grounds. There is the garage and Mister's Van.
This is the upper hill. You will see a little picket fence, and off, in the distance, is the rushing river. We will get a better view of the river soon.
Let's take a glance back, to get a view of the property from this direction. You may be able to see an old well, just past the picnic table. The well is tilting and has a little roof on it. It is among the trees.
This is closer to the edge of the back property. Are you able to see the river?
This part of the property is so peaceful! The sound of the rushing river and the delightful scent of water, and fresh air, is soothing. Shall we walk a little closer to the river?
The little garden patch is where we grow our strawberries. You can barely see it. It is close to the property edge, near the river. It is a small rectangle plot of land, surrounded by the lush green grass. Do you see Grandpa's Garage?
The Evening hour is approaching. Let's start to walk towards the back of the property. Take another look with me, before we go, of the view towards the front. I love that playground. Our children spent many happy hours there, when they were little. Now grandchildren get to enjoy it.
We walked behind the garage and are coming around. There are footballs on the grass. Here is the back view of the old colonial house. See the second story window, near the large portion of the house? That is my kitchen window. I can look out there while washing dishes, and see the children play. . . Here is Mister's purple Cadillac. . . Perhaps he will get it to work again someday. . .
These purple flowers are growing wild. I love to visit them each day, during my walks.
It is starting to get dark. The sun is setting. This is our last stop. Here is the children's tent, near the back of the house. You can also see a large tree which holds my clothesline. The line goes up to a second story window to my laundry room.
Thank you for walking with me. . . Shall we go into the parlour for tea? I hope someone left the light on for us. . .
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