Beautiful detour

On our way to an event in Rockford, I missed my exit and my GPS directed me to make a turn at a residential district. At first I thought that was probably the residence of the bishop (we were going to the Cathedral) as I could see we were entering a semi-private area. The trees were tall and the homes estately. I myself wanted to live there, especially at the house below.

This is my entry to this week’s Daily Post Challenge for the week: Vivid. I took extra pictures because I want to engrave in my mind how perfect that house would be for me.

The house sits on a rolling hill with tall trees and tiny garden. There was no fence and yet it seemed very private as the neighbors were quite a distance away. You know that the house is well kept, you can see it in the minute details and placing of flower pots around it. So inviting.

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I’ve passed by Rockford to go to Geneva, Illinois during vacations only. It is 2 hours away by car from Chicago. I know they have a botanical garden that I’ve been meaning to visit and now that I’ve had a glimpse of this neighborhood I want to explore the city more.

As they say when you are handed a lemon, you make lemonade? I was happy at my wrong turn this time.

P.S. It turned out that this is the oldest house in the historic neighborhood of Brown’s Hills Knightsville in Rockford.

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12 Responses to Beautiful detour

  1. arlene says:

    Ganda nga ng bahay Lou, nakakainggit πŸ™‚

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  2. bebs1 says:

    Really Arlene. I love how they paid attention to the minutest detail. I could just imagine how lovely and warm it is inside.

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  3. Sue Slaght says:

    Such a good attitude and you are so correct. I find often these mistakes turn into opportunities.

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  4. bebs1 says:

    Am happy at mistakes like this, just don’t bring me to a scary neighborhood.

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  5. Amy says:

    What an elegant house! Sometimes, a detour is a good thing. πŸ™‚

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  6. bebs1 says:

    It is as long as you discover something nice and pleasant.

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  7. Amy says:

    πŸ™‚

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  8. Sartenada says:

    What a wonderful set of beautiful photos! The house is very nice.

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  9. bebs1 says:

    Thank you sartenada. A friend who lives in Rockford said that used to be a governor’s house.

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  10. lolaWi says:

    i heard some parts of rockford are very charming. i wouldn’t mind a detour to discover such gems! πŸ™‚

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  11. bebs1 says:

    That particular neighborhood is really beautiful. I wish I had the chance to walk around. I found a blog doing just that. flimsypi.com.

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  12. prior says:

    how cool that this beautiful home is the oldest there! and I like your point about lemonade – and it reminded me of these little comics:

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