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.




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™‚


  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.


  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™‚


  6. bebs1 says:

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

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  7. Amy says:


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  8. Sartenada says:

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


  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™‚


  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.


  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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