A House Update and Our Little Pear Tree . . .

Our house has been on the market for two weeks now.  The first weekend it was for sale we got two offers.  We've received four now in total.  I've gone into this with no expectations but I also know how the Universe works its magic for us all the time so I'm not too surprised.  We've accepted an offer and the house should be going into contract in the next couple of days.  We've also fallen in love with a house in Cornwall-on-Hudson that would be perfect for our family and our needs right now.  Again, I have no expectations.  I learned my lesson when I fell in love with that big old house last year before we were ready to buy anything new.  Once our house goes into contract we can take the next step toward officially moving.  Yes, it's still bittersweet but now we're feeling excited as well.  

One of the things I'm going to miss the most is taking photos of the wildlife that visits our current backyard.  In particular, the birds and squirrels that come to feed at our little pear tree all year 'round. 

I've taken countless photos from my dining room window these last few years since discovering my love for photography. I've captured so many different kinds of birds feasting from the suet dispenser that hangs in our little tree.  My favorites are probably the cardinals in the winter time when they are pretty much the only bright color out there.  But in the summer when the pears are ready to be picked, my favorites are the squirrels.  I had just remarked to my husband that I was a little worried that I hadn't seen any squirrels around for most of the summer and, lo and behold, this little guy was up on our pool deck munching away yesterday. 

He was definitely camera shy and only let me take this one photo thru a foggy window before he ran away with the pear still in his mouth.  : )

We're definitely going to miss this little pear tree of ours.  The family that we hope will be buying our house was very impressed with it so my hope is that their family will love it as much as ours has.

 Now we're off to celebrate my middle guy's 19th birthday with king crab legs and cheddar biscuits.  Can you guess where we're going??  : )

Many blessings for a beautiful Thursday evening ~ Wendy


goodmorningbeautyful.blogspot.com said...

OMG, you are a good photographer. I also click a photo of some morning birds who alarms me to wake up and feed them breakfast which i spread it out infront of my house.

mamasmercantile said...

You have a rare talent for photography and have captured the essence of your beautiful home and so close to nature. I am so happy for you that you are realising all your dreams. Happy birthday to your son, have a great celebration.

sage and spirit said...

Wow, four offers! Looks like the Universe is definitely lining up things for your move! But take your time, sweetie. Things do have a way of working out. Meanwhile, have a great birthday celebration with your son !

And I LOVE the cardinal photos! Beautiful!

Have a great weekend and enjoy these late summer days! xx

Tracey ~ Clover said...

The universe has amazing things in store for you and your family.
Please don't worry about the squirrels, they are all hanging out on my land feasting away, the little thieves ;)
Have a great weekend and I hope the birthday dinner was amazing.

Jen Kershner said...

That's very exciting! I'm happy for you and know that things will work out just as they should.

susan said...

Congratulations on the sale of your home - how wonderful to have 4 offers in just two weeks. I'm sure the universe is going to keep providing you with wonderful creatures to photograph, Wendy. Good luck in your search for a new home.

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Incredible photos! God luck with selling your house.
Caz xx