Tuesday, February 16, 2010

view from the south . . .

Looking out the back/side door to some of our property this morning we were greeted with a winter frost/freeze over all the trees. It was ABSOLUTELY beautiful. This is the south view from the house looking over the woods and creek. Our 4 acres of woods is connected to a greater 100 acre or more patch of woods that follows the Auglaize River up to Maumee which eventually flows into Lake Erie.

This area is filled with history and I am starting to find out more about the area we are now calling home.
The city is on the site of Fort Defiance, built by General "Mad" Anthony Wayne in August 1794 at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee rivers. Today a lone pair of cannons outside the city library overlook the confluence and mark the location of Fort Defiance, which faced the Maumee River.

We've been here over a month now, and I am finding that I am enjoying it more and more each day.


19lt70 said...

It looks absolutely beautiful. I'm so glad you're enjoying your new homestead. It's nice to be home, isn't it?Laura

Barbara said...

Ok I just finished reading (cuz I am a nerd that way) a "Little House on the Praire"-esk book about Laura's mother, Caroline when she was growing up. It is based on letters and journals...still, yes, "Little House" reading level, but note comment above. ANYWAY...I thought of you guys the whole time I was reading it. I love that you are there...I love that you have such a lovely place to live...I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you and Ildi have always been able to see diamonds: cut, polish and set them. I love the heritage you are building with your children. really really really really ~ your blogs and my mental pictures of you all have added a gabazillion smiles to my heart! <3