Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Home, Sweet Home


Well, we've been in the new house for a month and a few days, and I'm just now sharing the first photo. Tah-dah, above is the first picture taken of our new house! This was taken on January 7, not after the recent snowfall. I was too tired to get out and take pictures this time, and was also doing a little rebelling against our image-happy society, determined to just enjoy the real thing in the moment, rather than trying to capture it all for preservation.



And here is a view of our lantern, which I just love. It reminds me of Narnia and being open to other worlds connecting with our own. I always hope my home can be a place where that happens.

When we moved in, the light wouldn't come on, but it turned out just to need a new bulb, so now it has its own light. But I liked this picture, how the light from the neighbors across the street was shining in the background. Now I'm thinking it would have really been neat if I could have gotten it positioned so it looked like the light was inside our lantern....



Tracks from walking the dogs in the snow, which is always fun. They got lots of walks those first two weeks. Thanks to the freezing temperatures, our gate and fence weren't finished till way into the new year. It was such fun the first day we got to let the dogs out, seeing them run and play as they hadn't been able to do for so long.



Swirly scrollwork on the front steps, similiar to what we had at the old house. This house was built in 1941, the other in 1942, so they do have some things in common.



And the view out the front door onto the sweet little street we now call our neighborhood.

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

I've been waiting for a picture! May you have peace and blessings in your new home.

Sheila said...

Thank you, Stephanie! And one of my goals for the new year is get back into reading friends' blogs, so I'll be looking you up soon.

My word verification is "idudgi." Almost seems like it ought to be a word from some Eskimo language or something....

Lucy said...

Hooray! You sound happy.

It's a lovely house, I'm quite surprised it's as old as it is, because it looks very new. It must have been well loved and looked after. I like the swirly shadows very much.

I know what you mean about rebelling against always having to make a pictorial record. Sometimes these days I just don't feel like doing that, but rather, as you say, enjoying things as they happen, without that sense of obligation.

Here's to many happy days to come in your new home!

Sheila said...

Lucy, I am happy! Surprised at times, like yesterday evening, when I realize how many things are still in boxes and how I can't get a certain book out to look something up, and half the kitchen is still unpacked, and we have to go through two more rounds of workers in the house (one room needs scraping/painting, and we plan to take out part of a kitchen wall)....but I am happy!

And, yes, this whole area has been well loved and taken care of. It's a very charming neighborhood.

Bluejay said...

It's hard to believe that's Memphis. We didn't get that much snow in Columbus! Iowa, on the other hand, is a different story.

Iva said...

I love the contrasts: white, green, dark red. The house and the nature...

Carolinagirl said...

It looks so homey. :0)

Amy Jo Underwood said...

Your new house is very pretty! And SNOW! Oh, I wish we had snow! :) It's been cold enough, but I guess we won't have any this year. Still hoping though!