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Monday, June 9, 2008

No Place Like It

HOME
In the gorgeous Willamette Valley, in the lovely countryside, a mile from my parents and childhood home, 20 minutes from my sisters, near family and friends, a couple miles from town, less than an hour from three large cities, an hour or two from the coast, mountains, and desert... I don't think it gets any better than that.

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
~Charles Dickens

10 comments:

Kambria said...

We definitely need new indoor updates (and backyard too)....i'm feeling blue today so came to visit. beautiful home. you make it look so easy.

Mrs. Querido said...

Pure Americana! What a beautiful home :) The inside must be fabulous...especially with your decorating finesse! This photo makes me want to put a porch in our house...lol!

I always enjoy coming to Mt. Hope...

Blessings!

Mrs. Q

SmallWorld said...

I should have known your house would look like that! Beautiful!!

This Country Girl said...

Heidi,

Your home is truly charming! I just love it!

~ Tammy

The Kramer Family said...

It sure doesn't get any better than that!

Beautiful. I'm in love with the porch.

Thanks for sharing.
Lyns

Simply Me... said...

Heidi,Yes Home is a wonderful place I feel the same way about my home... Home is a very strong word.

Lanny:)

Heidi said...

Thanks for the kind words, ladies!

Kambria~ I have those blue days, too... Hope you felt better after visiting! It may look easy on the blog, but I assure you--it ain't. :)

Mrs. Querido said...

You are awful...I just found LibraryThing via your blog..let's just say it's 12:28 am and I should be sleeping...LOL! Very addicting...I'm up to cataloging 58 books so far, got a ways to go... but I need to sleep--I'm torn! :)

Heidi said...

LOL, Mrs. Q. I entered a bunch of books and then got bogged down. And I've bought tons of books since then. I've been meaning to get back to entering, but it seems there have been other things on the priority list. :) One of these days... It is addicting once you get started, though, isn't it?

Kelly said...

You're so right... home is a wonderful place, and yours is absolutely beautiful! I love stopping by here, I always leave feeling encouraged and restored.
(I also took your recommendation for the All Around family and ordered it from Amazon- so sweet! We just started reading it last night and I can't wait for bedtime to read some more:-)