Monday, May 19, 2008

The Living Is Easy

I know I have mentioned I live in the middle of a forest. I really do. We do not have one inch of lawn. (As always, you can click on the picture to enlarge.) The forest comes right to the edge of the driveway. Time and money saved not having to mow the lawn?



M.KATE said...

Penny, must be real nice to live in a place with lots of land, and this photo is really funny. that lawnmower is not going anywhere obviously :)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Penny,

What an awesome picture :) I'd love to live in a forest like that! How enchanting it must be and not having to I could get used to that.


Utah Grammie said...

You need to mosaic the handle of the mower! Make it a piece of art...I know it would be beautiful!

Fete et Fleur said...

It must be a magical forest. Lovely photo!

xx Nancy

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love the picture, Penny! It is priceless and so are you!

((hugs)) Rosie

Alison Gibbs said...

Penny it looks like you live in a beautiful part of the wowrld

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how wonderful! You must get lots of wildlife to watch. I love woods. It explains why all the views from your house are so pretty:>)

Tara said...


Isn't that great--low maitenance and lots of beauty!

Lib said...

Hi Penny,
Hope you're having a great week.
I'm trying to catch up on blogging.
I too. live in the woods, we do have some mowing to do. IWe Love it here.
Have agreat day!

Beverly said...

It looks and sounds utterly charming. That's a perfect place for a mower.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

The best of both worlds. You live in the country but you have that cute Main Street close by. Is that correct? We had a push mower when I was growing up. I am sure it is still at my parents.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Hi Penny; I love the mower.Just think if you did have a yard you wouldn't have to buy gas $$$$$.
Best Wishes

Betty Jo said...

I love your photo of that old push mower. Good you don't have grass to mow if that is the mower you own! LOL I'll bet your place is gorgeous, and especially in the fall. xoxo

celestina marie said...

Penny, what a beautiful setting your home must be nestled! I love the picture of the ole lawn mower with moss growing around and on it, Great yard art. Cricket is a real cutie pie! I love you blog and adding you to my favorites. Looking forward to coming back often.
Have a blessed day.
la rea rose

LW said...


We have so much lawn to mow I nicknamed my dh Forest Gump…


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

You are living my dream Penny! The woods is my favorite place to be. I love to sit there and just listen. I would rather be in the woods than at the beach any day!


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Gorgeous! The woods are so lovely!

Happy day, Penny!


Brenda Kula said...

I live in a garden home in East Texas (Piney Woods). And one side of my house, the part that is secluded as I'm on the corner, is "without lawn." I have winding brick and wood and flagstone pathways through my gardens filled with flowers and plants and herbs. Love it. It would be even better in the woods, as you are. By the way, your creations are simply lovely. And I read about you last night in a magazine too.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a whimsical setting! No wonder you love it there.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Sounds good to me. I think lawns are such a waste of time. Who invented them?

see you there! said...

It took me a minute to figure out that was a lawnmower in the photo.

No grass growing under our feet either, LOL!


Cathy said...

The kind of yard my husband would love.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

How do you grow a lawnmower ?

What a wonderful picture. That's the kind of art that is priceless.


Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

P.S. On Craisglist they call these antiques, go figure.


bj said...

You are such a cutie, Penny girl...
i just love you!
xo bj

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Penny!
First of all, Cricket is just adorable!! What a great pet, not necessary to feed LOL.
Second, I saw a vintage lawnmower (like my Grandma Meme's, does that mean I'm vintage too if I remember her using it?) in a yard sale this past weekend for $100 FIRM. I had to laugh, Meme couldn't get rid of hers fast enough way back then!
Hugs, Sherry

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Hello Penny,
I went back and posted the web page for the first potting table for you.I hope it works for you.
What a blessing to live in the forest. I love growing different mosses and things that love shade.
Take care,

Teresa ~ French Poppy said...

Love it Penny; I kinda live the same way. Wouldn't trade it for anything.


KarenHarveyCox said...

Penny, now that is my kind of lawn. I love how you have that retired lawnmower there. I'll trade, we have two acres of grass to mow. Karen

Kentucky Bound said...

I've got a lawnmower just like that outside my back porch! It's a playground for the geckos and a perch for some of the local birds that stop by to torment my little doxie!

Our new property borders the forest too. Unlike you, however, there are about 9 acres of mowing between us and the trees!


Brook said...

I like the unique photo Penny. It's very nostalgic.


daisy cottage said...

All I know is, is that you live in a HEAVENLY place.
sigh. I'm so happy that someone as special as you are gets to live there.


Amy said...

Your picture is just wonderful. How fabulous to live in a forest. You must really enjoy it there. I know I would! Amy :)

Linda said...

Hi Penny,
When we first moved to our 1 acre block we didn't have a rideon mower or even gardens, it use to take hubby 6 hours to mow the grass and it wasn't even nice lawn grass, now the boys are all old enough to mow and we have a rideon, so it only takes an hour or two. Love the rusty old push mower I have one sitting in my garden too.
Cheers Linda

Cottage Contessa said...

I agree with you sweetie....priceless, but I think my dh would be lost with out his precious grass to mow! lol
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Catherine Holman said...

My husband would love not having a yard to mow!

Ewa said...

great picture and great idea behind - I am on my way to have garden without lawn :) it will take few more years - I guess,