Walktober: Walking Toward Our House on the Edge of the Woods

With this post, I am joining Robin of Breezes at Dawn for her annual Walkotober event, where blogging friends are invited to go on a walk in October and then share it with her. This year, because home is so important to me, I decided to feature a short walk down the road toward our house.

As the title indicates, our home is on the edge of the woods, and the trees hide the house until suddenly you come upon it.

Here I am, just up the road, no house in sight.

I walk a little farther, and a school bus goes by. Before the bus disappears down the road, I manage to snap a picture of it.

Finally, a glimpse of our red house.

A clearer, view, but still through the trunks of trees.

Finally, here it is, our home: modest, cozy, in need of repairs (we’re working on it.) One of the places I love best.

67 thoughts on “Walktober: Walking Toward Our House on the Edge of the Woods”

  1. Thanks for a closer look into your part of the world, Laurie — it’s serene and lovely. No wonder you call this place Home!

  2. What a lovely warm looking home surrounded by beautiful fall colours .. I can understand why your home is so important to youโ€ฆ I feel the same way.

  3. I enjoyed the look around your road, Laurie. I love your little red house, too. It looks cozy and warm, and full of goodness.

    How is Miss Watson these days?

  4. What a delightful post! And my heart sings for you to have such a charming snuggery on the edge of beautiful woods, approached through a forest road. Show us again in all seasons!

  5. You should write a story about your house, a la Laura Ingalls Wilder. You could call it The Little Red House in the Woods, and I’ll bet it would be a good one. Your walk certainly suggests that.

  6. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your daily view on a walk. When you said your house is in need of repairs, I looked at the picture of your house to see if I too, could see the repair need. I couldnโ€™t. I am feeling this is the life of a home owner (or in our case, the bank and we own it. We get all of the responsibility for the upkeep during this partnership!) When I look at our house, I see the disrepair, which can blind me to the pleasant spots. A while back a friend dropped something off and said we have such a nice yard. I was taken aback as all I could see was the weeding I hadnโ€™t done yet, etc. When I trained my eye on the overall look of our yard, I realized it was pleasing. I need to look with that eye more often!

    1. The shot was too far away for you to see that both the roof and the siding need to be replaced. Plus two windows on the side of the house. But we are making progress, and we love our cozy home. And your point is well taken.

  7. Thank you, Laurie! It is so much fun to see where you live. I love how your house is nestled into the woods, like your own little nest. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. This is lovely, Laurie. I can see why you love your little red house so much. It looks so cozy nestled amongst the trees like that. Beautiful.

  9. It reminds me of a nursery rhyme… something about a little old cottage in the woods, and a little old man by the window stood. I can feel the love with which you come home.

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