Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The View From Above

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I found out today that my house is on Google Maps now.  It was fun to see what it showed from the images.  I have said many times it is hard to “get it all” in a picture out here, so these will help you see our land better. 

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We are surrounded by farmland and pastures.  They are beautiful and untouched, but they have grown up so much since we bought our property 7 years ago.  They are becoming little woods, and that is fine with us.

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This area is good for hunting and watching wildlife.  Basically I live in ATV heaven, any kind of off road vehicles can be found in my neighborhood.  We have three four wheelers and use daily when it is warm. But in the summer, it is all about the lake.

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Large areas are unmowed and natural.  Making it perfect to explore natures and enjoy the views.

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This is our backyard.  I never grow tired of this view.

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And seeing the wildlife like rabbits, deer, wild turkey and all sorts of birds.

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Our home was built in 2006, so this summer we will have been here 5 years.  I cannot believe how fast it has went.

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Here you can see all the different beds.  The first two years we did the grass and dirt work, added the walkways, ect.  I cannot believe we lived for so long with no grass and flowers, but I was busy doing the inside of the house. The front walk borders were done in 2008, the butterfly garden, fire pit, driveway and wildflowers in 2009.  The kitchen Garden in 2010.

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This bench on the butterfly hill garden shows how natural and pretty the hill is behind our home.  We often see deer up there.  This overlooks the lake and is a favorite view of the gardens.

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Here you can see just how far it is from the house to the dock, but we own all the land.  My husband mows all of this too.

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Here is some of the wildflowers that grew along the paths last summer.  We keep little pockets of grown up areas.  They are so interesting to see what comes up.

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What a great place for my girls to grow up. We swim and fish at our dock all summer.  This year we are planning a raised platform under the trees with a swing under the trees.  I cannot wait to begin.

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We even camp in our own backyard.  Lots of good memories and family fun.

I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of our country home.  I am in Southern Indiana, about 30 miles North of Evansville.  45 miles from the Kentucky line.

Happy Gardening and Many Blessings…..Brooke


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8 comments:

  1. It is so beautiful, Brooke! You have so much land to take in and enjoy! I have 1/3 of an acre that I garden and live on. It seems pretty big to me. I can't imagine having so much countryside all to myself! Gorgeous;-)

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  2. What a gorgeous setting! You need to get yourself a couple of horsies. ;>)

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  3. It is beautiful. I had wondered how much land you had. Your girls really do have an amazing place to grow up.

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  4. What an amazing place to be able to lay claim to and call 'Home!' It's absolutely beautiful, Brooke - heaven on earth, for sure. A life's work in progress, you and your husband have already achieved so much. If it were mine, I'd truly never, ever desire to go anywhere else. It certainly is an idyllic place to raise your two young daughters. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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  5. What a gorgeous area you live in. I know the memories of your daughter's childhood will last long into their grown lives.

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  6. You live in a magical setting! I love google earth. I use it all the time!

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  7. What a gorgeous place! A lake & quad trails, I would be in absolute HEAVEN!W We have a small trout stream at the back of our property, which was definately the selling point to purchasing our home 3 years ago. Your place sound like my "dream home"!!!!

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  8. Ahh...it was breath of fresh air to visit your country garden. I would just be wandering around there all day long. Roll on those times again.

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