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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Nature at Its Best

On school break, my kids goes to the piano teacher's house instead  of going to the  Music place where they normally take their lessons.  I love going to their piano teacher's house because they have a huge  yard and it's adjacent to the wood so we get to  walk around and enjoy the nature.  I decided to bring my camera one day so we could take pictures.  
 My son usually goes first  so my daughter  and I  walk around and see some wild animals.   Turkey, deer, squirrel, chipmunks, and beautiful  birds are  just some of the beautiful wild animals that we see out there.
 If I would be given a choice, my ideal home would be in the middle of nowhere with a lot of land.  I can see myself  planting fruits and trees around the property and   make me a big garden for vegetables.
 When you have kids, loving close to the  woods is advantageous because  kids can learn so much.  We found this tree with a lot of bark  mushrooms growing in it.  They asked me what its called and luckily, I have my phone with me and we googled it since I wasn't sure.   These bark mushrooms according to SFGates:

Typically grow in the form of conk.  These are also called a bract or shelf. Although some varieties of bark mushrooms are harmless, some cause what is called white rot, and some cause the more serious brown rot. A few mushrooms that grow on bark are edible, but most are not. Bark mushrooms most often grow in cool, rainy coastal areas and on the shady, north side of trees.
 I remember when I was a kid, my father would bring us in the woods and we would pick some mushrooms and  he would cook it.  They were the best mushrooms that I have ever eaten.
 Going to the woods with my kids   helps me reminisce my childhood.  We didn't have fancy toys but our childhood was great.
 I am so glad that my children love outdoors  just like my husband and I.  I wish we could afford  to buy a  house with a huge land  so they will have plenty of space to explore.
 Speaking of   houses, we recently looked at one property  over in Angeline Homes.  It's the area where  well-to-do family lives.  We  made an offer to it even though the house was small because it has a big backyard (1.2 acres).  The owner however don't  want to come down to his set price so we  let it go.
 I mean, we love the location and the  big backyard but the fact that the house was smaller than our current one made us  backed down as well.  It's not really worth it.
 The interest rates for  housing loan is suppose to  increase in the next few months so we were trying to   get a property  while   the interest is still low.  Unfortunately, the owner of the  property that we liked did not  accept our offer so we are stuck here.
 I don't really mind living in our current house because it is in the middle of everything.  In fact, I thought for sure that this would be our  retirement home when the kids are  older.  It was  our plan until  the other side of the street is getting filled with renters.  Ever since, the renters  flocked in, we have seen  cops \many times here and that made us  think of changing our plans.
I told my husband that we will be staying here for now because its beneficial for us since it is near  the school and we could just walk.  
Time will come, we will get the house that we really liked.  

22 comments:

  1. How nice looks like the kids had fun! The site looks so relaxing!

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  2. It is so nice to wonder around in Nature, you'll find and discover so many things that you never thought it is possible. You guys did have so much fun exploring.

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  3. Oh yes, in time, you will have your dream house, one close to the outdoors where your entire family can stroll around and explore. Let's pray for that!

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  4. Wow! What a gorgeous place to live! We have a small yard at home but when we visit my in-laws in Italy every summer my kids have a full acre of land that they can run around on!

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  5. You have such a lovely family! I love that you guys always spend so much quality time together.

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  6. Hang in there! You will get the right house for you. We put in 8 offers before we got the house we wanted. It took a lot of patients but it was worth it!

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  7. She has a beautiful place. I would want to go there often too, if I live near her.

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  8. oh I so love to be with nature..its refreshing both mentally and physically :)

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  9. We live in the south, and getting out and about in nature is one of our most favorite things to do. You always see something new.

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  10. Gorgeous place! Wish we have more trees in our area... Very good place to relax mind

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  11. That is a very nice Teacher! Love all the green :D

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  12. Those mushrooms are just too cool! I love all the greenery, its so relaxing!

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  13. When the times comes that I am ready for retirement, I would opt to move out into the country where there is more space, more clean air and lots of greens. I hope you do find your dream house soon.

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  14. Oh wow, the teacher has such a wide area, perfect for picnic and camping!

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  15. What beautiful sceneries! We live in an area with tons of trees.

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  16. Love that tree with the mushrooms. So pretty! Are you not planning to retire in the Phils? :)

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  17. I would love to have a home in the country with a huge yard. I like to walk threw the woods and look at all the nature.

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  18. I wish that we had woods like this to go hiking. That is one thing I miss about Colorado.

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  19. Wow what a beautiful place. I love exploring places like this. There is nothing like nature really, is there? - Jeanine

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  20. That looks like such a beautiful place. Makes me miss my home in the country.

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  21. I wish I had a house that was near woods. My family and I'd go hiking in it all of the time!

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  22. Your kids are so adorable! It looks like a great day of family exploring! Thanks for sharing :)

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