Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Southern living


About a mile from our home stands this graceful example of southern living, surrounded, naturally, by magnolia trees.

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33 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

A picture postcard!

magiceye said...

wow! a mansion!

Rose said...

Looks like a beautiful home.

Kcalpesh said...

A right way and a right place to live in! Surrounded by green and nature all the sides! I wish we could have so much of space here to live in the green...

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Don and Krise said...

Oh, don't be so modest Jacob. This is your summer cabin isn't it?

Hilda said...

It's a very graceful house indeed, especially with those lovely, thin columns. But more than the house, it's the extensive grounds and lovely trees that I really like!

Bibi said...

Very, very southern. All it needs is a little hanging moss and a few belles in the garden!

Small City Scenes said...

What a beautiful place. It is positivily elegant. MB

Vogon Poet said...

Great! Is this what they call a mansion?

Bergson said...

this park seems to be very pleasent

brattcat said...

And I bet they are out back right now sipping sweet tea on the verandah.

Leif Hagen said...

Is that the Governor of Ocala's estate? I bet you guys smoke pipes together, non? Stately, beautiful home!

B SQUARED said...

Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high. Beautiful!

Jacob said...

@ VP - No...not a mansion. This is just a single-family home and probably not all that big (perhaps 2500 square feet under air conditioning)...there are many homes in the area bigger than this one. But it's located on probably 3 + acres and looks very "southern."

Lois said...

It is a beautiful house! Typically southern and looks like it is well taken care of. It's still raining here, but other than a few power outages around town, Ida was a very tame storm.

Jarart said...

This is what I picture for a southern home. I guess you got some rain yesterday so no need to water all of that green stuff.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

I'm speachless... WOW! What a magnificant place.

Best regards
Asta

Halcyon said...

Southern Living at its finest!!!

Tricia said...

Oh yes, very very nice - Definitely the image in my head of 'Southern Living'! You hit the nail on the head!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Beautiful! Very nice. Definitely southern!!!

cieldequimper said...

That's so strange, I wouldn't have imagined this to be in Florida. Even though it does have those columns, it makes me think of New England, Canada or even Ireland. It's absolutely gorgeous Jacob!

Daryl said...

I can see Scarlet and the Tarleton twins standing on the veranda

Frank said...

Such a relaxing setting filled with Southern charm...makes a pitcher of Mint Juleps sound about right.

tapirgal said...

This one probably has air conditioning. I'd certainly want that in your climate!

Cezar and Léia said...

Those trees are wonderful.I can imagine a lovely story behind this adorable scenery!
May I?
:)
Lovely way to live, fabulous place!
Léia

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice! This is how we ALL should live. ;-)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !! Nice Mention!!

Paula said...

Beautiful place !

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

This place looks very idyllic and quietly located.

Virginia said...

Oh look and there I am in my hoop skirt and bonnet! :)
V

Jacob said...

@ V - I'd like to see that. Do you have a photo of you in your hoop skirt and bonnet?

jusdealem said...

Charming home! Any house with columns is alright with me! Makes me want a mint julep :)

Dan J. said...

Honey ! I'm Home !!!!!!

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