Friday, April 5, 2013

A New View

We suddenly find ourselves looking out to a new view. Life, as it can, swept us up and we landed in a new place and although we feel as if this could be Tuscany or Umbria we are still in New England, not terribly far from where we were before, but strangely it feels world's away.

As we continue to unpack boxes and reorganize our daily lives we also take time to watch spring slowly, and I do mean slowly, arrive here. We are curious to what will be emerging from the ground as the snow melts. We know there are boxwood, a buddleia, daffodils and a few roses in the walled garden. But, what else lies beneath the snow cover?

At each  of the four corners of the house is an oak tree, and there is also a majestic Copper Beech on the grounds. James and I were completely delighted to see it here on the grounds and  cannot wait to see it fully in leaf in the coming months. 

One of the four oaks framed by a window.....good planning by someone about 60 years ago!

 The evening sky still blue as the sun sets across the field as dusk envelopes our new view. Our old house had a wonderful view across the garden and fields to distant mountains, which we loved. Now, I will tell you,we are growing very fond of this view through these  stunning Italian windows.
A bottle of Brunello  di Montalcino, a gift, was opened to drink to life, the new house, the sunset and the rising moon.

March is the month of the Full Worm Moon. On one of our first nights here it came up over the trees like an enormous lantern 
 creating magical light. It not only lit up the night sky but it's brilliant light brought a glow that lit up the snowy field.
This is a romantic place.

We could have not wished for a warmer greeting to our new house and our new view.


Unknown said...

Congratulations, Beth and James! I know your new house and garden because I helped the previous owners with a few details of their garden several years ago. It is the perfect Italianate villa. Are the stewartias still flanking the front entrance? I can't wait to see what you do!


Michael, Thanks! The previous owners mentioned that you had worked with them on the garden. We have been watching each day to see what appears! Yes, there is a stewartias on each side of the front door. We imagine those were planted at your suggestion!
It truly is lovely here.

Anastasia said...

wonderful home!!!! LOVE

Joe Valentine said...

Congratulations Beth and James on your new home! I hope you have as many pleasant gardening moments here as you did at your old house. And, how can you go wrong in a New England home that reminds you so much of your beloved Italy? I'm looking forward to see what special touches you bring to the house and garden!


Thanks , Joe! We are enjoying our new house and watching as the garden reveals itself, now that spring has arrived. Any special plans for your beautiful garden this season?
Beth and James