No more house sitting!

 Just before the lockdown, we found a lovely house to rent.
It was built in the 1970's and seems like a show-home!

I believe everything is still original. The built-in oven has
dials that light up when you turn it on! And the built-in range
top has identical round knobs.

The owner, who died about 18 months ago, had quite a green
thumb. These are some of the many roses that are still blooming
(it's autumn here, so they are probably the last). 
I'm wondering what will come up in
the spring, it's exciting to think about the possibilities!

We also have a small orchard with delicious pears
and apples and plums.

I feel so blessed. It's a great place to be for the lockdown.


At Home In New Zealand said...

How great that you found such a lovely home - with the bonus of a beautiful garden! I hope your tenure will be a long happy one, and what a blessing that you were able to move in and thus 'enjoy' lock-down here.

Yvonne said...

That home looks wonderful. I'm so happy for you.

local alien said...

Thank goodness you found the right house and are enjoying your new surroundings. The sun porch and the garden look wonderful . At least you can stay home, keep busy and be happy

kiwimeskreations said...

What an exquisite home to be locked down into.. those gardens look amazing too.
i do hope you can fully enjoy the home for years to come
Stay safe

Anne said...

What a beautiful home and garden! You are so blessed to have such a beautiful place all before the lock down! Thank Goodness for small pleasures! Enjoy and be safe!

kiwikid said...

Lovely place for you to live, it is wonderful to be able to look forward to what might come up in the garden. Looks like a wonderful sun room on the house there.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, Betty!! I have never tried growing roses although my sister (in FLA) is a pro at it. It is a perfect place for a "lockdown."...:)jp

Niki said...

Congratulations on your new home. Beautiful flowers!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a lovely home - can't wait to see all the spring flowers when they come up next year. stay safe.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely place ~ glad you are liking it ~ 'sheltering in place' helps if you like your home ~ ^_^

Be Well,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Marja said...

Wow a great place What a beautiful flowers and nice to have fruit in the garden. We had peaches this year and apples and blackberries

likeschocolate said...

What a lovely house and the garden is amazing! Happy Easter! I am also in a rental house at the moment because we are in the middle of renovating our house.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

The flowers at this house are beautiful.

Karin Lissi said...

Ein wundervolles paradiesisches Plätzchen umgeben
von herrlichen Rosenblüten.
Sende liebe Grüße in den Tag, bleib gesund und
erfreue dich an der Natur.
Liebe Grüße Karin Lissi

Rose said...

Wow--I bet you are really excited about the house. I sure would be.

Nancy Chan said...

The rented house looks comfortable and nice to stay. Beautiful flowers.

Linda said...

Oh, I'm glad you have flowers to enjoy!

Jodiebodie said...

Congratulations on your new home. I wonder what will come up in the coming season. Will there be winter surprises? Is there a vegetable patch? Stay warm this winter!

diane b said...

That looks a really nice place with a beautiful garden.