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Saturday, January 9, 2010

It's going to be a really good year!

I just have a feeling!

When we moved from the heart of Dallas where we were surrounded by houses, we were looking for a home that gave us some space, some privacy. I think you can see from these photos why this house fit that bill! This is the view from the upstairs porch which is off of the master bedroom. One thing that has been a lovely surprise to us is the amazing skies that we have here in New Hampshire. There are literally some days when every time I walk by a window and look out, I gasp- so taken aback by the amazing sky! The view out the front isn't too shabby either, as in the winter we have a seasonal view of Pack Monadnock mountain!








May this new year bring you health, joy, love, prosperity and peace in your heart.




47 comments:

Cindy said...

Joan: I was so happy to see a new entry from you! I wish you, both, a wonderful, healthy new year and look forward to reading more great posts! Cindy

Blue said...

Lovely views, Joan. Glad to see you back on the blog now the holidays are over. Happy New Year to you and your husband.

shelly said...

Happy New Year Joan!
What stunning views...oh my goodness.
It's my fantasy to live in a place like that, tucked away from the road without a roofline in sight...bliss!

A-M said...

Oh Joan, it is heaven on earth. So, so beautiful. Happy New Year. It will be good. A-M xx

house things said...

Happy 2010, Joan. Those views are something else.

Best,
Kathleen

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Joan, The gorgeous picture of your beautiful sky is breathtaking! The New England winter landscape is so serene and inspires the comforts of a warm cozy fire. What a beautiful life you have. I too think it's going to be a really good year! xoxo Trina

Brabourne Farm said...

Happy New Year Joan! A beautiful sky and snow - the perfect start to 2010. Leigh

3 Peanuts said...

Beautiful views!!! How are you coping with the cold winters?

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Yeah...I guess it is ok. Sorta.

If you like that kind of view.


;~P


Swooooon. need oxygen...too beautiful!!

smoooch!

Janine Marshall said...

Hi Joan and Dan,

Nature's beauty is so powerful, when you see something this beautiful it makes you so glad you are alive. Happy new year to you both. 2010 will be a fantastic year for everyone, I'm sure of it. Good to have you back, I have really missed your postings.
Take care.
Janine
XXOO
Tasmania, Australia

AK-Magnolia House said...

What a gorgeous spot in the world you have found! Stunning! AK.

GrannySmithGreen said...

My goodness! The snow, the view! It's all so peaceful and beautiful. Hope you are having a wonderful 2010. (By the way, I haven't forgotten about your marble experiment. I just can't find my honed sample! I'm a mess, I know. I need to put organization down as a resolution!)

Southerncook said...

Joan, Very glad to see you posting on your blog again and what beautiful photographs. Happy New Year to you and hope to see you blogging more often. I do enjoy so much your posts.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Boxwood Terrace said...

Beautiful photos, Joan. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010!
Deborah

Linda in AZ * said...

* Joan, I am absolutely ENCHANTED from viewing your blog just now, from the VERY FIRST PIC! Oh those views of the PEACEFULNESS n' GRACE of all that beautiful, quiet countryside, covered in the purity of nature's SNOW... BREATHTAKING!!

You are indeed BLESSED, & I just KNEW I would REALLY LIKE YOU, as I read on (& will continue to do so, as I can) & see that you, too, are a huge dog/animal lover! Yep, I KNEW you were "good folks"!!! THANKS again~ for EVERYTHING!

Warmest,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Mary said...

Hi Honey ! Views - breathtaking! - and jealous of your porch but I'll get over it.

It's going to be an amazing new DECADE. We get to put the polish on our projects. WootWoot.

Onward!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely view...and I hope you're feeling is right !!! 2010 has to be better than 2009...what a mess this country is in I hope it can be turned around, I feel so badly for all the people that have lost jobs etc..

I wish the same for you Happy New Year

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Hi Joan, Your view is beautiful. How lucky you are to have that view out of your windows. We have a beautiful view from our hill, but I have to walk out the front door and to the street to see it! lol... Yesterday we had the most beautiful sunset! I have a feeling this is going to be a great year too!

Emom said...

Absolutely beautiful...makes me want to travel north...for about a minute...smiles.

Kara said...

Amazing...I would die for a view like that.

The Little Big House said...

What a dreamy Vista! The Colors produced by a winter sky are so lovely. Thanks for sharing :)

And thank you for dropping by my blog and wishing me and my family happy holidays!

Happy New Year To You and Yours!!!

Room Seventeen said...

Ooohhh, this is really breathtaking!

Brooke said...

So Jealous! Thanks for the update on the pups! Brittany and I signed up for a memorial day dog trip!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and beautiful!...and all that snow! It has been SO cold here.... mama's pipes were frozen the other day! Ready for it to warm up so I can take the babies for a walk. It is going to be a good year.....and even better year if you came to Louisiana!!! Hope yall are doing well and staying warm. I love you!

Jenny

Mary said...

The view is just beautiful. And I need to add - the peek of the corner of your porch took my breathe away just a bit. On our old house, our house in Ballycroy, we build a porch on the side of the house. I thought I was looking at a corner of it. Not quite so spectacular a view - but a country view and very similar millwork on the porch.

Mary

Millie said...

You got your wish Dorothy! The tornado that picked you up in Texas sure dropped you off in the right place! A belated, but very warm Happy New Year to you both from us here Down Under. Can I have a kitchen up-date soon, I can't get enough of that gorgeous room.
Millie ^_^

Low Tide High Style said...

Happy New Year!! What beautiful pictures, I would spend all my time on that porch if I lived at your house! You're Ella is so sweet I always love seeing her cute face in your sidebar each time I visit your wonderful blog!

fairfieldhouse said...

I am a new blogger and love when I stumble upon other old house owners! I have an 1880s Victorian Farmhouse. Your home is beautiful! I spent some time looking through your blog but know I will be coming back for more. Great photography!
A happy, healthy, prosperous new year to you.
- Deborah

The Rural Socialite said...

This view is like a Pottery Barn catalog! Amazing!

My Notting Hill said...

Beautiful views! You're right about the skies. I grew up in Upstate NY and the skies are always up to something gorgeous. Thanks for commenting on the flowers - I had found your blog before and somehow didn't make the link and lost my way back. I've added you to my blog list and look forward to more visits. Thanks! Michele

Haven and Home said...

Oh to live there every day, amazing!

Blog Author(s) said...

It's going to be a really good year...

Yes, it is.

Thank you for writing what I've been thinking.

annechovie said...

What a gorgeous setting, Joan! Thanks so much for your visit and comment.

Jo said...

Stunning! Living in Queensland, Australia, I have never seen snow and can't imagine what it would be like to live in a wonderland such as yours.
Jo x

carolyn said...

Hi Joan- So glad you're back....and with such eye candy!!

Happy New Year to you both-

Carolym

The Family Crump said...

Wow! Beautiful views!! So peaceful!

The Tablescaper said...

What beautiful photos.

- The Tablescaper

smilla4blogs said...

Beautiful views! I'm so happy to find your blog as I too, have strong Texas and New England roots!

thepovertydiet said...

Cool blog! I'm going to add you to my blog roll. I've lived in Texas all my 39 years, and now that my daughter is in college, I'm ready to start a new adventure. Your quick description of New Hampshire made me want to move there! Love the photos. I'm a design nut and ran across your site via Hill Country House.

SarahWhite said...

sniff, sniff...I'm SO jealous of where you live! Maybe one day I shall get to return full-time. What a blessing to me to have found you my sweet friend...it's like I'm there already!

Here's to a beautiful year for you guys and Ella...

hugs...s/s

p.s. now start posting some gorgeously wonderful house pics! anything!! pa-leeeze already! :)

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

the view off of that porch is just beautiful!

kelly

Gwen said...

Joan, I so glad I ran across your blog. We too were for a short time Southerners dropped into New England! Assigned to Pease AFB 35 years ago we bought our first house on Dennett St. in Portsmouth. I loved that house complete with bats in the attic! We still have dear friends in NH...Belmont, Portsmouth, and Dover...and WISH we could visit more often. Here in Fayetteville, GA you get those views. Am soooo looking forward to more detail on your home. Thanks for sharing.

Gwen said...

OOPS ....In Fayetteville, GA you CAN"T get those views.

vicki archer said...

Magnificent...I hope you have been enjoying many more of these incredible skies. xv

Room Seventeen said...

Hi Joan, thank you so much for sending me the link. Wonderful homes, and very useful information about architecture styles!
Yes, I would like to have a summer home in New England :-) But first of all we have to visit and explore the area again. I think we will start with a nice vacation :-)
It's such a pity that we have to make that very long flight to the States...

Living It At Home said...

Your home is lovely and those skies! We live in MA and have been enjoying the beauty here too (moved from CA).

Please stop by my blog for a visit, I am having my first ever giveaway. The Elle Decor, So Chic book!

~jamilyn

fairfieldhouse said...

Write and I will read!

Deborah

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