Friday, July 26, 2013

Mossy Green Way

Thank you so much to everyone who has left comments on my blog posts about our move and the birth of our first grandchild. It has been an amazing two weeks, and I still haven't really had time to sit down and catch my breath.

I have two goals for next week. The first is to take some time to enjoy what our new area has to offer, namely the lake. I have a plan, but I will save that for another post. The second, and way more important goal, is to go over to Victoria to see baby Lucy. That is happening next Friday, and I think I can safely promise there will be a blog post about that trip as well. Complete with hundreds a reasonable amount of pictures.

Here is our new home. This first picture was taken on a very grey, rainy day back in June when we were down for the home inspection.




This is more or less the same view taken yesterday, which was a bright, sunny day. The colour on the first picture is more accurate. We have been told the weather in the first picture is more accurate for our new location as well - supposedly it rains here a lot, but so far we have had nothing but blue skies and very warm days.




One of my favourite features of our cottage is the wrap-around front porch.




Here's a glimpse of the view from my porch. No matter which way you look there are mountains.







I haven't had very much time to knit, but have managed to make a cup of tea, grab my needles and enjoy the view a few times over the past week. I anticipate much more of this activity once I get settled in!




Welcome to my new home, located at the intersection of Cotton Tail Crossing and Mossy Green Way. And no, I'm not making that up.



50 comments:

  1. WOW, that is incredibly beautiful -- both the view and your home. What a fantastic porch, I'll bet you find a way to sit out there every single day. I would. I can't wait to see more pictures (and of Lucy!)...

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    1. That's what I have pictured Lori - me sitting out there every day rain or shine. I think it will be a great place to take out my spinning wheel and work with some fibre, too.

      And don't worry. I'm sure there will be so many pictures of Lucy that you all beg me to stop posting them. :-)

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  2. What a lovely house in a beautiful setting...and you couldn't make up those names.

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    1. The names here are a bit over the top, but in another way fit perfectly. There is moss everywhere, and we also have little cotton tail rabbits running wild. I saw one in our front lawn last night!

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  3. wow that porch is to die for...I see many days sitting and knitting there...once you get all the work out of the way!

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    1. You must think I have more willpower than I really do. There is no way I am going to get all the work done before I sit on the porch and knit. Ha!

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  4. I want to move there! Beautiful cottage (that wrap-around porch!) and gorgeous setting - heavenly.

    Great street names, right up there with the intersection of Moose and Squirrel in Banff. "Mossy Green" suits the top photo perfectly.
    -- stashdragon

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    1. Thanks Stashdragon! I don't think I will ever grow tired of the setting. It has been a few years since I was in Banff. I had forgotten they have similar street names.

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  5. Wow, your home is beautiful. Congrats! All that greenery, wrap-around porch, so many parts of my dream house. Someday soon I hope. I would have a hard time focusing on knitting if I had that view.

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    1. Thank you Nadia. Maybe the view is why I haven't got very much knitting done since we have moved. That plus unpacking! :-)

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  6. Wow what a beautiful home and location!! Living there will be like being on a year long holiday!

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    1. It does sort of feel like a holiday. I wonder how long that will last?? Probably until the first time it rains for days on end. :-)

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    1. We are just above the border with Washington. - you should come by for a visit! (Well, okay, it might be the wrong aide of Washington, but still...)

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    2. Don't think for a second it didn't cross my mind . . . :)

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  8. Your house is beautiful, Kristie. Congratulations and best wishes. I know you will be very happy there.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I am hoping it will be a place we will enjoy for many years, and that our kids will enjoy visiting.

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  9. You have a lovely home. Congratulations and I wish you all the best. Hello from Montreal.

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    1. It's nice to have a reader from Montreal! Thanks for the good wishes. :-)

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  10. OK very jealous, the house, the views, the porch, you just don't get porches on houses in the UK, not sure why but you don't. I can see lots of porch knitting in your future once you have done those walks. Lucky you

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    1. You might not get porches on your houses in the UK, but you have all those beautiful gardens! I'm always so jealous when I see such beautiful flowers and bushes. And I have seen some incredible views when in England and Scotland. They are different than here, but every bit as spectacular in their own way. :-)

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  11. The house is beautiful, the landscaping and views are beautiful, and the wrap-around porch is wonderful. What a peaceful, delightful scene. Congratulations on your new home!

    Mary G. in Texas

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Peaceful is a good word to describe it. There are some "year-rounders" like us, but the community is mostly made up of people who use their cottages as vacation homes, so most are just here on the weekends. It will be even more peaceful come September.

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  12. A most beautiful home, in a fabulous location. I know you will be very happy there, and it is great you have had a chance to sit and knit for a while already!

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. Starting this week things should settle down a bit, so hopefully the knitting time increases while the odd job time decreases. :-)

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  13. What a stunning house in a beautiful location. You must feel as though you have moved into a permanent holiday house.

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    1. That's it exactly, Sue! It feels like being on holiday (except for the fact there has been so much work to do). I hope that feeling continues. :-)

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  14. WOW! Unbelievably beautiful! Congratulations to you on your new abode! It is simply STUNNING!

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    1. Thanks Lynn! It is very nice to be in the mountains and surrounded by green again after our years of desert living. Every morning when I get up I look around and can't believe I am actually living here.

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  15. What a lovely home, Kristie! My dream house has a wrap-around porch too. (Hey, I think you took my house, LOL.)

    I look forward to seeing more of that view and the surrounding area. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

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    1. You would like the birds we have here, Kim. There seems to be a lot more variety than in Kamloops. I'll share my porch with you if you want to come for a visit!

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    2. Oh tell us about the birds sometime! And thanks for the offer to share your porch...if I ever get the opportunity to visit your area I may just take you up on that. We could knit together and drink tea and look at the mountains...sigh. :-)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! It will be interesting to see what you and your husband decide on for a house design.

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  17. Stunning!! Glad to hear you are settling in ok, looks like a gorgeous area to explore and get to know!

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    1. It is going to be fun to explore! There are some hiking trails, and I plan to blog about the one nearest me next week. There are lots of other things nearby as well, including corn fields that produce some of the best corn ever. Yum!

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  18. You've settled into a great area...I would love to have the porch and the views. We'll all be looking forward to that reasonable number of pictures. :)

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    1. I think there could be a slight gap between what my readers feel is reasonable, and what I as a new grandma feel is reasonable. I will try to contain myself. :-)

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  19. Your new Home looks beautiful Kristie and I love your wrap around verandah with those stunning views. Enjoy your explorations of your new area.
    Patricia x

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    1. Thanks Patricia! I plan to enjoy every minute of living here (well, all the non-rainy minutes anyway!).

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  20. Your home looks so lovely Kristie and I can see the porch is going to be a good place to be with those views of the mountains and trees.
    Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah! During the summer and early fall I am hoping it will be my knitting/spinning/writing place. Fergus loves coming out and sitting with me on the porch, too. In fact, he has a fit if I don't bring him out with me - I think he likes it as much as I do.

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  21. Wow, that's gorgeous. Every day must be vacation in that house.

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    1. That exactly what it feels like, Keiko - it's like being on vacation. :-)

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  22. Spectacularly beautiful........love the porch......and I totally love whoever picked out those road names! I know you'll be happy there.

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    1. I think whoever picked out the street names had been breathing a little too much mountain air. Ha!

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  23. OMG, it looks so lovely! I love proches, and wraparaound ones are my favorites 8too bad they are not a style that is used around here :-(... The house looks so pretty like something out of a fairytale :-)

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    1. Thanks Peony! Maybe you can come visit if you make it back to North America. :-)

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  24. Oh, wow, what a glorious spot! Your house looks wonderful and as for that scenery, please take as many pictures as you like. :-)

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    1. We are really enjoying it here, Perpetua. I'm sure there will be lots of pictures of our new area. At least until the weather changes and gets rainy. Then you can't see the mountains, and on a bad day can barely see the trees around us! :-)

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