>> Saturday, May 28, 2011
As a follow up to the canoe post, I thought I'd give a brief glimpse into the grounds of my best girlfriend "Sneaksleep's" parents' house in Maryland. Sneaksleep's parents moved from Central New York to Maryland a number of years ago, and have this wicked cool house set in wooded hills that my husband and I love. Although they are now selling the house for their move to Ireland, I will always think of many aspects of their Maryland house as being my ideal.
As you know, I am a gardener. I deeply love gardens - rich lush growing things, and all the surprises and delights they give. I also love wooded places. Sneaksleep's parents' house is a mix of both, in an intoxicatingly delicious way. My husband and I long to have a woodland home like it: a contemporary home with lots of exposed beams and windows, decks and patios and walkways galore, hundreds of varieties of birds, and gardens, gardens, gardens. Oh, and no neighbors who can be seen from the house. There is truly no need for any kind of curtain at this house - the only witnesses to one's morning shower are bugs, trees and foxes.
The house seen through the trees, looking like a tree house. From here, the house reminds of of Lothlorien (for any Lord of the Rings fans):
The moss garden:
I am excited for them for their new Ireland adventure, but I am so glad I've known this house and its grounds. Perhaps some day I, too, shall have a fairy home in the woods.