Tingsgrove, a large area of trees, and named after me...what not Mary? Well no, my nickname since a small baby has been Ting and so my husband named the property in my honor. Years past he would even send me mail in KY, using Tingsgrove as our town and with using the proper zip code, the mail always arrived in good order. Above is a photograph of our home, the tall wharf green structure looks huge, but it really isn't. It is tall, three stories and it has a garage that is two stories. My husband designed our home and built the garage and wrap around deck himself.
I know so many of these trees so well, and have many favorites. The favorites that will be shared in two weeks for my next post. We raised our three daughters on this land. Sweetness of memories of them running about, giggling, playing Hide and Seek. The grands have spent a little time running about as well, though as you will see, much is a little more wild as we have allowed parts of the land to stay natural. We spent so much time and money trying to keep the boundaries fenced in, and kept cut and mowed back. Storms took many trees, one alone took 6 giants and out went our fencing over and over. We finally decided to close in a dog yard on the land for our favorites and guess what? Two months later a fence took part of it out and again three years later...such as life living in the woods. Many will remember the tree that hit our home just last year...enormous.
Every season about now, we have special visitors that come to take in the berries of trees and shrubs. Cedar Waxwings and a variety of migrating birds. Cedars will be shared this week and other visitors in two weeks. Come along, take a walk with me, grab your coffee if you would like, maybe a spot of tea, and enjoy. I so enjoy this land, nothing fancy at all, but ours for the taking while we are here and I love it...this is truly home to me~
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I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'
Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
American Robins, join the Cedar Waxwings during the fueling stop of taking in many kinds of seeds and berries~