View Full Version : Views In and Around the Farm

06-23-16, 08:35 AM
The first few years I went to Michigan, I stayed at the farm with Janet, but about 4 years ago, Janet moved back to her house in town, while the farmhouse was remodeled and decorated . also I have never been there in the summer. It is incredibly lush in that area, huge trees dense with leaves, broad lawns, and flowers everywhere...

This first shot is of the neighbor across the street, doing I don't know what on his tractor.

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Afternoon tea on the front porch is lovely with the lake breezes blowing across this porch

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Part of the side yard, just before a short but lively thunderstorm

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The sun room used to be part of the side porch, but it was turned into this great place to watch thunderstorms from several years ago

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This is the view from the kitchen when you're standing at the stove, and the sun comes up from behind that barn in the distance

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What you see from the side of the house bedroom upstairs

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Lastly, the view of part of the back yard from the tiny bedroom at the back of the house. (upstairs) the patch of red midway up the photo on the right is a piece of the 2 story 19th century red barn

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I can't believe I didn't take more shots of the farm, like say the outside of the house .I have lots of photos inside and out of it in the winter time, .whatta maroon ! It's such a lovely old house, and filed with the peace of country of the midwest. also the heat and humidity, which frankly I couldn't live with Emeryville has spoiled me rotten I'm afraid, average temp here is about 74 in the summer.

Little Missy
06-23-16, 12:58 PM
Looks like Michigan to me! LOVE the pica salleh!

06-23-16, 01:34 PM
Beautiful. Looks so peaceful and idyllic.

06-23-16, 03:04 PM
Thanks Fuzzy & Missy, and yes, indeed, it is the very epitome of peaceful and idyllic. I pulled a bouncy chair from around the corner and down the side porch, and watched and listened to a fast moving thunderstorm come in, dump a bunch of rain, then move east, while I sat bouncing gently, and Janet fell asleep on the love seat.

I really don't remember the last time I sat and just watched a storm.

I used to love to sit either on the porch or in that sunroom with the orange couch and watch thunderstorms at night Janet's house in town has nowhere to sit and watch the weather that same way and I miss it

That farm has been in the family since the early 40s, which, I know isn't a long time compared to some English families, but for the US, that's a long time. the Ast family is a loving family, Janet's parents were an amazing couple and they adored their 4 children, and the kids adored them right back. so there's more than 75 years of family love swirling around that house and grounds, and I swear you can feel it . It has been an incredible experience to be just a small part of it's history.

06-23-16, 04:08 PM
how lovely!!!

06-23-16, 04:13 PM
Wow that's beautiful <3