My Hood

Good friend Stacey requested some photos of our new home. I thought that would be a great blog post idea, until I realized that this would require the house to be in a state worthy of having pictures taken that I was willing to post to the Internet. Let’s just say that this level of tidiness happens, um, not every day.

So instead Markus, Annie and I headed out for a short walk behind our house and took some photos. I just love the views from our neighbourhood, Arzl.

Much of our view from our yard is blocked by an old house, but you can see a couple of mountains if you stand in just the right place.

Select view from our yard.

The lane beside our house

At the end of the lane

A short walk up the lane begins a path that first snakes through the cow pastures and then merges with the larger mountain system of trails.

Annie and I by the cow pasture

Pretty Innsbruck tucked in the mountains

Pretty Innsbruck tucked in the mountains

This last picture turned out to be a bit boring. I was trying to capture the awesome hill that I think will be perfect for Annie to slide down on her plastic Rutschblatt. (What do you call it is English? Magic carpet?) I’m hoping the path leading through the pasture is kept up, as I can see many afternoons of Annie and I climbing up and sliding down, and climbing up and sliding down. Repeat until one of us loses the feeling in our toes or bum.

I do miss the views of the ocean, but the mountains are a close substitute in terms of beauty. For all of our personal trials, it is hard not to feel blessed to live in this part of the world. Maybe not forever, but I’m enjoying it while we are here.

4 Responses to “My Hood”

  1. Sox says:

    Wow. Absolutely stunning. Please stay there for a few more years, so we can come visit you. 🙂

  2. hillary says:

    You know you are invited anytime!

  3. Lori says:

    Your ‘hood is spectacular! Wow … quite the view at the end of your lane. I’m loving checking your blog every night … a real treat to hear what you’re thinking and experiencing. I’ll have some Santa Claus parade pics out this week (smile).
    Love you, Lori

  4. hillary says:

    Thanks! Looking forward to seeing more pics of lovely Matheson.