Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Swamp house"







Last weekend the boys and I stayed at my Dad's "swamp house." He no longer lives there so the house just sits empty most of the time. I think the house is really cool especially since it's on a creek and is so... far back in the woods. I really feel like a "country" girl when I stay there. It's a little spooky late at night, but I still enjoy it. There is a bed on the back porch and I love to sleep there when the weather is warm. It's so relaxing to fall asleep to the sound of wildlife. That's one thing I really miss now that I live in "suburbia" ---the sounds of birds and crickets and seeing an occasional deer run across your driveway --that's neat!!!!. Even the sound of gunshot during the wee morning hours takes me back to my childhood when my Dad and brothers hunted during deer season. Darlington will always be HOME to me. I hope my boys will someday appreciate just how special it was to grow up on a tobacco farm and run wild through the woods and corn fields.....

3 comments:

CarolinaGirl said...

That is so special! Your kids will always have those great memories. I love our lake house and I miss being able to just head over there for the weekend! I am 10 hrs away now! Your dad's house is great!

Lipstick said...

Oh I think the Swamp House looks fabulous and fun!

twobooboos said...

taht looks awesome .. at night, it might be a little freaky.