Thursday, September 23, 2010

A trip to the shack in the woods...

I thought today I would show some pictures of my little haven in the mountains.

Whenever I go up to Fishcreek
 (our forty acres about seventeen miles up a canyon),
 I am usually welcomed by one of our horses.

This is Molly.

Below is the view out the door of the shack.

This has got to be my favorite place in the entire world.
It is so close to home, and yet it seems like you are in the middle of nowhere. ARE in the middle of nowhere!

Oh looky here...Bella would like a little camera time as well!!!
She's standing right behind the little shack, about four foot away from the rear wall.
I think she was sneaking up on me.

Which reminds me of a funny story.
A few years ago, I came up to spend the night here ALONE,
and I have to be honest....
sometimes I'm not very brave.
Well I spent the evening hiking around the property and then
came in to settle down for the night. I didn't hear anything outside
because I was watching a movie, when the next thing I know, there was a figure out the door.
It scared me to death and I was afraid to even move.
Because the light was on inside, I couldn't
 make out the figure, so I turned the light
out so that whoever was there couldn't see me as easily
.(like, where was I going to go if they decided to come in)LOL! 

And there in full glass door
 (crazy I know), in the middle of nowhere to have a full glass door with no curtain))
was a horse staring at me!!!
I think he was enjoying the movie too.

I now have a curtain!

The horses have a well worn path down this fence because
 we have the property on both sides of the road,
and we pasture the
 naughty horses on one side and the not so naughty horses on the other.
(not really)
But we do separate them for various reasons.

So now brace yourself! This is not pretty!

We will get to the pretty part in a minute.
Yep...this is it.
 Hopefully later this Fall, the shack won't be this ugly on the outside.
I'm planning on giving it a little face lift.

I would like it's outside to match it's inside.
 Guess what color I want to paint it?
of course!

On the inside it has a different feel.
I love coming up here and just sitting and reading my stash of Country Home magazines
that I keep up here. Lots of issues dating back over ten or so years.
Sometimes I take a long nap.
Sometimes I do both.

Now I'm going to shut up for awhile and just show a lot of pictures.

The little shack has a lot of mirrors.
I love reflections.

The green chippy bed my husband found at the landfill almost a dozen years ago.

So that is my little shack in the woods this year.
 I posted about it last year too,
but wanted to do another post about how it looked this Summer.

 I think it is funny that my husband and sometimes my son-in-laws
stay in here from time to time. 
I wonder if they feel a little uncomfortable around all the foof?
So far they haven't complained.

I guess they could always sleep outside with the horses!

Here is a view to the other side of the road.
As you can see it is getting quite dry here this time of year.
The grass in the bottom is getting scarce so 
we will be putting the horses on the hillside until snow flies.

And now Bella wants to say...



Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June,
what a beautiful home you have!
And the breathtaking landscape!!!!!
Have a great weekend,
Big Hugs,

Victorian1885 said...

Oh June..thank you for sharing your Shack with dreamy and the horses are fantastic! What beautiful creatures. Have a wonderful love filled weekend my friend!

Pondside said...

I like your little shack - inside and out. Do you remember the 1950's musical, Calamity Jane, with Doris Day? Calamity and the female love-interest move in together and turn a horrid old shack into a gorgeous, feminine bower! The song is called 'A Woman's Touch' and there is a youtube view here.

Unknown said...

I'd like to get a place in line to stay in that little shack. So pretty.

highheeledlife said...

What a wonderful little getaway place you have... I love that the horses basically roam free!! HHL

All That Jazz said...

Oh goodness June, your "shack" is amazing!! I saw about 100 things in there I would love to have! And your horses are beautiful! Being a horse girl, I can attest to the beauty of seeing your horse in a pasture outside your door!! :-) Thanks for sharing this special place with us!!

joanne said...

how sweet and FUN to have a little get-away that is not far away. Oh, how I envy you for that...and of course it is beautiful inside. I can't wait to see what you are up to for the outside.
Gorgeous horses, how many do you have? take care sweetpea..

Tara said...

I guess when the lights go off, rooms all look the same! Seriously, that is one ADORABLE shack! I Love it! It was a pleasure to meet your loveleigh horses!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi June, You did your magic to this shack and it became a beautiful place! It's perfect to get away from the daily routine and have some time for yourself. I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to spend a night alone out there. Had it been "The Horse Whisperer" you were watching when the horse looked into your window, lol?
Have a wonderful weekend :-)!
Big hugs to you,

Dorthe said...

Hi June ,
This is a wonderfull magical little heaven on earth,I sooooo love the tiny home ,you made here, what a beauty inside ,-as out.
All your decorations, are so Scandinavic looking-(the coulors, you used together), it is very lovely.
And your horses has indeed a wonderfull world livin in.
Happy week-end.

LiLi M. said...

June, this certainly is paradise and the best part is that you know it! What a lucky person you are that you are surrounded by such beauty and that you have the talent to surpass nature on the inside of the shack! It's interior is gorgeous! Love to see what you are going to do with the exterior. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous little space. Its nice to have somewhere to just relax. I've a little summerhouse at the bottom of my garden and I'm like you have my stash of magazines in there.

Villa König said...

Hi June,
wonderful images of a gorgeous house and a beautiful landscape! It looks like a great place to relax! Hugs Yvonne

awal.ny said...

June, how beautiful, both your horses and the shack. Do you ride? My younger sister had a horse and a pony, she was the rider. Me, not so much, but I will always remember the joy ride her and I went on and I think I laughed the whole time. I bet your men do not mind the fluff because it means there is a woman's touch and that means love. I love when you share your home with us. I am sure the shack is going to look even more beautiful when you are through. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
How wonderful to have such a beautiful retreat..... and such amazing countryside around you.
Your little 'shack' (I don't like to call it that !!) is like a mini version of your home. You have decorated it to perfection and it must be a lovely place to escape to.
I adore your shabby green bed.....I can just see the male members of your family lying in it, with all of your pretty bits and pieces around them !! hehe.
Have a lovely weekend June. XXXX

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
You are so lucky to live in Paradise! I just love your little cottage, it's like a big girl playhouse! I want one!!!!!

The horses are beautiful and the entire surroundings are so peaceful. No wonder you love to slip away and stay there.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I think you have found Heaven In The Woods, June. A perfect place indeed... even the beautiful horses think so too.
Susan x

Donna Reyne' said...

This is too wonderful to be called a shack! My kind of shack! I love it!
It looks like you love it too! With all the wonderful foofy stuff you have decorated it with!
Thank you so much for sharing your little get-away!
I can see how it would be like a little vacation!
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs and blessings,

LemonyRenee' said...

Just beautiful. That green chippy bed is the find of the century, really!

Thanks for sharing -- you know I love to visit. (Btw, the house turned out to be a no-go; that's alright, it must means there must be something even better out there for us.)

Have a great weekend, Hon.

Laura said...

Oh June- what a treasure you have.
Did your husband build it?
Do you ever stay there in winter?
You know me-
lots of questions!


Claudia said...

Okay June, I have a question. Who takes care of the horses? Since you don't live there, is there someone who watches out for them? You know me, always worried about the animals!

Love, love your little shack. And that view! What a wonderful retreat it must be for you and your family.


Robin Thomas said...

You are such a wonderful photographer. Clearly you decorate your nests from your heart. What are you not good at? Being mean probably...

MJ Ornaments said...

Oh my goodness June, what a gorgeous shack! I could spend hours in there reading. I love how you hung your dried hydrangeas. Magical place! Take care, Martha

Polly said...


a beautiful retreat!!

Custom Comforts said...

What a treat to read your post and see all your beautiful pictures. You are truly blessed to have such a quiet and peaceful place to retreat and gorgeous horses too! Thanks for sharing ~ I feel blessed by your home and horses.

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Buongiorno June,
oh so beautiful there. Let's do a house swap! That would work for me, and I will make sure to feed the horses. Love it, thank you for sharing. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Ana said...

Oh June, what a sweet getaway! Love your little shack. I can definitely see why you love it so much. Have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Anonymous said...

It's just beautiful June! I love that green chippy bed. What a perfect little getaway you have created...and Molly and Bella have stolen my heart ♥

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I could move to the "little shack" any time!

Anonymous said...

When you said "shack" I really thought you meant a shack, June. You need a new name for it - it's adorable!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Trisha said...

That is the prettiest "shack" I have ever seen! It probably feels like you are in heaven there! Have a fantistic weekend June!!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh June, how wonderful!!


Karen Valentine said...

Sweet June, everytime I come over for a visit I am left with such a wonderful sense of peace. Someday, my husband and I hope to get out of the city and have a wonderful piece of property with trees, and water, and wildflowers and a couple of horses... I could go on and on. Bella is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for letting me live a little vicariously through you. :)

Deb said...

Oh June ~ Thank you for sharing your little corner of the world & all it's beauty ♥ Bella is beautiful!

Have a wonderful weekend xo

Anonymous said...

June, what a special little piece of heaven on earth you have! It looks like the PERFECT place to get away from all your worries and just relax (sigh). Your horses are just beautiful.
Happy weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo

Karen said...

I am just cracking up. I would've just DIED not knowing who or what was outside that door.
I think I would be up there a lot if I had such a special place.
Who takes care of the horses while you aren't there?
I have to go back to last years post, I wanna see more!
Loved this.
Have a wonderful weekend!

maría cecilia said...

A so darling lovely cozy retreat you have, derest June!!!! And now I remember that I saw it in one of your older posts but didn´t realize it was a "shack" as you call it and that it was in the "middle of nowhere"... I would have been scared to death too if something in the door appeared!!! not sure if I can be alone by myself over there, really... but with dayligh everything changes and I imagine laying in your beautiful green bed reading all your old romantic homes magazines, love them too!!
Painting it white is something very "June" and no doubt it`s going to turn more lovely than it already is!!
You have no idea how much it is costing me to write this,hope I made myself understood...(shy).
Much love and joy, dear June,
maria cecilia

maría cecilia said...

oh!! and Molly and Bella are very pretty and adorable horses!!!!

Diane said...

How beautiful - I knew it would be. Whatever you touch just turns out gorgeous - even the horses! How nice to have a little getaway, sometimes we just need that, don't we!! Diane

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I LOVE you little shack in the woods-it is the perfect getaway. I got a chuckle out of your horse story too-I am not sure if I would be brave enough to stay alone after dark.
I love the photos of your horses-your photos are always so sharp.
I smiled at Bella's 'the end' also.

Enjoy your weekend,



What a beautiful little getaway!! I wouldn't ever want to leave.When I come visit can I sleep there? The bed frame was in the garbage omg how could they (; Oh and the horses are so pretty!

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Just discovered you via old Grey Mare - what a beautiful mountain retreat you have. Everything is comforting and pretty.
Thank you for showing these pictures.
My French Country Home

Brenda Pruitt said...

June, what a gorgeous "shack!" I would love to have that place to go find some solitude. You have it beautifully decorated. Great pics.

Unknown said...

oh I want to come! This looks so gorgeous and so relaxing.....and those beautiful!

Debby said...

WOW!!! June, your shack is totally amazing. What a fabulous place to relax. Love this post.

Lana Manis said...

June, any time I want to take a break and enjoy something wonderful, I know that I can do that at your blog. You always have something beautiful and inspiring to share. Thank you! :)


oldgreymare said...

Hey June Bug!

If it's possible the shack is more beautiful this year than last year.

When I run away from home can I stay there? I promise to not let the mares inside with this old grey mare. : D



Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

I love your little place and how lovely to have somewhere to get away from it all.
Looks so tranquil and beautiful and so glad that it was only the horse looking in the window at you.
You had me worried there for a moment.
Thanks for showing us your perfect part of the world.

Happy weekend, dear friend

Anonymous said...

June I know exactly how you feel about your little paradise! WE have 35 acres that have my sweet bees and I love going out there to just hear quiet and smell fresh cedar and juniper, experience the sunsets and relax! I don't have a sweet cabin like yours- just our 5th wheel which I am dying to foo foo up but DH has put his foot down on that foo foo job!! Cute country cabin may be do able though!

Do you ever ride your horses? I would so love to have some horses to ride!

Just got an email from a friend in NM that they have found some clothing racks for us for the food/clothing pantry we are trying to get up and running! Yippee Jesus- I never thought clothing racks would be so hard to find - on the free of course!

bee blessed

koralee said...

How stunning...both outside and amaze me everytime I come over to visit you sweet one.

Hugs for a great friday and enjoy your weekend.


Georgianna said...

Waaaa, I LOVE your shack, June!!!!!!!! And your horses are absolutely gorgeous, so happy and heathy. I can see why this is your favorite place. I could go on and on, beautiful photos, wonderful trees... Thank you once again for so much beauty and inspiration. xo – g

Junebug said...

All I can say is WOW!!! So creative and comforting all in one little shack. I laughed about your old magazines. I'll have to tell you a life changing story someday about old magazines. IF you ever decide to part with your green bed I'll drive to ID to pick it up. It has my name on it!!! Enjoy your weekend and hopefully it is at the shack!

butiksofie said...

Oh June, I love the horses and my daughter will love them too! Is this a beautiful area to live!!!! I would just love to come to your place just to relax:-))), Hughs and have a nice weekend, Anja

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh June,,,what a wonderful post. I love the shack....the inside is charming,,,and the horses are beautiful!!! How many do you have?
I would have had a heart attack that night...golly. I think you are brave to stay there alone. What a great getaway!
Wonderful Photos!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeeeheeee! I love the end!!! And I love horses, your pictures, and your view of life dearest June! Oh, what a beautiful world you have! I JUST WANT TO HUG A HORSE AROUND THE NECK...since I was a child. BISOUS! Anita

jade said...

Oh June,
this is heaven on earth..........what a magical place, full of beauty and love!!!!!!!! I looooove the horses and this romantic little house.........the bed is sooo lovely and all the sweet flower pictures...........only an angel can create this!!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend....kisses to all your sweet animals,

big hugs, Jade

Caroline said...

Thanks for sharing is so pretty. It is very breathtaking, the countryside as well as your pretty little shack. My hubby enjoys all the whites now in our home, he finds it soothing and relaxing...and I'm sure even your men do too.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh June, you need to call that something other than a shack, it is GORGEOUS! Can I come live there, pretty please????? I would escape there every chance I got, well, maybe not if I lived at your main house, it's so beautiful too! I love the woods and I can just imagine sitting there at night, reading an old Country Home magazine while the horses look in the window!... you have the magic touch for sure and I love everything you do... your home and surrounding countryside really do look like Heaven on earth... thanks for sharing!... xoxo Julie Marie (horsey kisses horses!)(Is that a word?)

Rebecca Nelson said...

Dear JunieGirl~

I love it all my friend. Soooo beautiful! I would so love to visit your little shack some day! :) you separate your horses so they don't make little horsies????

Just curious! :)


Rosie said...

Oh Junebug...this is a little piece of heaven...and Bella is just lovely. I used to ride a lot, and grew up always having a soft muzzle to stroke.
Your scary story hits close to home too...I LOVE a good scary movie, but not very brave at heart...
I grew up in a very old home, and my older sister would stand behind the stairway landing drapes and jump out at me when I went by...I could see her feet, so knew she was there. I was screaming even before she pounced...I love her ANYWAY.
Thanks for sharing beautiful Bella and her very pretty home with Rosie

Lovey said...

June, you have got to be the most BLESSED woman I've ever met! Love you!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi June, I just love your blog. This is my first visit here and I'm so glad that I found you. Your Honey sounds just like mine. They are the BEST, the ones that bring old metal beds home and old wooden tables for us to re do. What fun. I'm now a follower.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

wendy said...

I don't know how you do it...keep everything looking so beautiful, even in the country....even at the "shack"

love your horses!! You take such amazing photos. I need a new to be my lousy camera

I get freaked out in the night too when I am all alone...and in the woods............

Burlap Luxe said...

Breath taking...Beauty surrounds you and what a blessed place to laugh! The birch trees are divine, and the horses speak to the camera.

I too raised with horses miss them so, and my daughter 17 longs for one. Showed her your site post and she was Awwwwww! I want to live there :)

Keep laughing with the angels girl! it was a joy to visit you.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

The End. hahaha how perfect

I can just imagine you sitting quietly and sensing something or someone watching you!!! hehehe .. the horse!!! fabulous.. one of life's funny yet touching moments.. he wanted your company.!!

Well June... your little shack has got my number.. I'd like to apply for permanent residency.. I'll take a few vacations here and then to visit my sea and that should allow you some time to come back and visit... Do you think that would work out? hahaha

I love love the third shot.. the horse , the trees and all that beautiful dappled light... gorgeous!!

Have a lovely week my friend... xxx Julie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh that is just too cute...that look and that END.....heeee! Thank you June for such kind words on my post. I am enjoying myself and so is my dear husband, becoming children again and spending our autumn weekends in quiet calm...just the way I like it. ENjoy a beautiful Sunday dearest one....and I am on the look-out for a white tulle dress for a photo shoot with my harp....when I drew Cinderella, I was so wanting to have a pure white dress as the one she is wearing!!!!

Bisous, Anita

marie christine said...

Magical post, just magical !

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Thank you for taking us to the little shack in the woods, June. It is so pretty, cozy and delightful there. I could spend all day there, daydreaming, reading and maybe even writing...? Love it!!! p.s. your horses are incredibly beautiful creatures

Carole said...

You never fail to make me smile after a visit. How charming your cottage is. For some reason I can't imagine you napping while's just too beautiful to want to close your eyes.
When ppl come over our house they tease my husband that he lives in "girlie house"
He doesn't complain either!


Vicki said...

Hi, June,
Your "shack" is very quaint and very charming. I can see why you love to go for a relaxing visit. Bella and Molly are beautiful. I think in my heart of hearts I long to be a farm girl with horses and chickens. I am like you when it comes to hearing a strange noise. I am a single gal so I always think where would I hide if someone came in who wasn't invited. I guess under the bed, ha! Enjoy your week ahead, sweet friend~love always~ Vicki

Loralee and the gang... said...

First, gorgeous photos, both of inside and outside your cabin. I found your blog from a comment you left on Wendy's (No Botox Allowed). You mentioned your hometown. Is it located not too far north of Athol? Cuz that's where I live. And you mentioned your son on your profile. I could swear that I saw him with a group of special-needs young adults when I was out shopping with my daughters the other day. I coundn't take my eyes off of that smiling, happy face. He really made quite the impression on me, and I am sure if it wasn't your son, this young man has the same condition that you described. What a joy!
I mention all this not to creep you out, but just to say "Hello" and "what a small world it is, isn't it?" said...

Hello sweet June
I love your horses. We had some wild mustangs and my dad raised horses. My boys grew up on them. Now we all live in the city.

Can I visit your shead? It looks so tranquile. So far away and quiet. A wonderful place to think and pray and plan.

big hugs

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I love your horses, SO pretty and your little house and property and fluff, indeed they can sleep with the horses if they complain, I bet secretly they like it. Thank you so, Jane

Sharing with Sherri said...

What a charming story Junie... It was just like reading a fairie tale. You being the fair maiden who came upon a a lovely little cottage after getting lost in the woods.
Resting for a spell and only to wake frightened by a sound at the door... thinking perhaps it was the big bad wolf! Only to discover that it was a beautiful strong horse that had come to watch over you and make sure you were safe.

Even in "the end" she was looking back to make sure you were following her safely back home...

...and they lived happily ever after....

Sweet dreams,

Privet and Holly said...

WHAT a sweet
retreat; I can
see why you must
absolutely love
it! My heart was
beating fast at
the story of your
"night intruder!"
Isn't Bella gorgeous?
I enjoyed my visit,
June ~ thank you for
sharing your little
slice of heaven!
xx Suzanne

Barbara said...

Oh June, this post was utterly charming! I loved your story about your night visitor....they want company!

Your little shack is adorable inside; a perfect little escape. No wonder your husband and sons in law want some time here. I would too.

And the last photo? He looks sad to see you go...

Reading Tea Leaves said...

I do love your little home in the woods June. It is totally charming and decorated in such a comfortable and timeless way. How wonderful to go there and enjoy being in the great outdoors surrounded by nature and your beautiful horses. I did chuckle at the story of your peeper!

I look forward to seeing what you do with the exterior however I think it looks sweet just as it is.


Tania said...

Hi june, I love your cottage in the woods, It is adorable inside and out. The flowers are amazing. And not to mention the gorgeous, healthy vibrant horses. Thanks for sharing with us
Take care tina

Rita said...

Dear June,
OMGosh I love your property both inside and out...looks like heaven to me and it's a wonderful retreat that i would like it to be mine. Your magic touch shows everywhere - tha shack looks so cozy and inviting and what's more nature looks gorgeous and so do your horses: Heaven on earth.
p.s. haven't yet found the house I have been looking for and I'm not even close to that. *sigh*
I've so many projects in mind and dreams on hold which are just waiting for THE house of my dreams and I'm starting to feel a bit frustrated.

karen said...

How beautiful, all of it, your property, your little shack in the woods :), your horses...By the way, I think your horses are so pretty. Do you show them? Or does someone in your family show them?
As always, thank you for sharing.

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Oooh what a stunning location for your gorgeous horses to live June! I love them especially Mooly - I always wanted a skewbald horse :-) xxx

The Tin Rabbit said...

So beautiful..inside and out! I could move into this little place and be happy! This is like a,so pretty! I love visiting your blog...

Http:// said...

Oh my goodness! I love your "shack"! And, I love your taste. Very fun! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

myletterstoemily said...

i'm speechless but 'adorable and enchanting'
come to mind.

how can you call that fairy cottage a shack?
i like the outside, too, but in white it will
be gorgeous.

my husband built our large family (7) a
LARGE home 15 years ago, but my heart
is given to tiny cottages like your steal away

an interior designer told me that i had to
stop collecting tiny treasures because
the just get lost in our home. but i'll never
stop, because someday i will live in a tiny
cottage. :)

i especially loved "the end"

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you June for your inspiring words.
Thank you for visiting my Bird Poetry.

I too find peace and inspiration over here.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Hello June, it was so kind of you to come to visit and to leave a note. I just want to tell you how lovely your little shack's beautiful inside and out. I think the outside blends in to so well with the trees and fields. How brave of you to stay there all alone, I'd have jumped out of my skin seeing that figure! Tho' how marvelous to have the horses so nearby. I always always longed or a horse of my own, but City-living put paid to that, although I used to beg my Dad to change over the garden-shed to a luck! Ha Ha ;))

Rebecca said...

Hi June
Long time no see :) I know I have been in a cave and I am just coming out... life gets busy. I loved this post with your horses and your beautiful shack but we must find another name for it becasuse it is far from a shack! Maybe sugar-shanty or maybe after you paint it you can call it the White House and you are the first Lady, I might add.
It is simply beautiful and I can see why you love it there.
Have a wonderful day

Unknown said...

G'eve sweet June ~ What an awesome grounds you have & those 2 beauties are gorgeous! I love looking at horses.

I could get lost on your property that radiates you so much, June ... & this breathtaking cottage! Yummy, luscious, elegant & so you!!!

Thank you for taking me away from life for this wee peek at yours ... I love the contentment it brings.

TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh June. What a gorgeous shack in the woods!!!!! You have such a way with things...that special touch ~ I love it all and your horses are so beautiful!!!! I hope you are doing wonderful sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Peonies & Magnolias said...

You have such a beautiful "shack" to regroup and recharge at. It is wonderful and your horses are gorgeous. Have a great weekend.


mudderbear said...

I love your truly is a bit of heaven.

Patina said...

Ok June, I want your property and everything on it! Does that sound to envious? I can not imagine having all that wonderful prettiness around me everyday. Of course, you'd have to come with the property as I know I couldn't keep it up like you do. I bet your grandkids have so much fun running around there.
Beautiful pictures!
Big Hugs!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Junie... Just as beautiful as I would have expected... Utterly charming. It looks so peaceful... I'd love a little nap there too. And, you horses! Aren't they beeeee-u-ti-ful??

Huggies to you dear one...

Betty Jo said...

OMGosh! What an incredibly beautiful and charming hide-away! I love it. And your horses are sooo beautiful. Please come and decorate my little townhouse!! I want it to look just like the inside of your shack. ♥

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Wow June - I need a little shack like yours for my ten year plus issues of Country Home and other publications! The "shack" is charming. Glad you posted again, I wasn't blogging a year ago. This terrain looks somewhat familiar. I wonder if you are near my family. Looks like aspen? Beautiful photos.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi June, your little shack is a showcase of your wonderful decorating sensibility! Absolutely gorgeous. A shack it is no! A cozy cottage in the woods is more like it. I am sure that the guys feel it is an inviting space to hang out in too. I could come live there and be quite content, although I have to admit, I'm a bit of a fraidy cat at nite too. :) Hope you have a beautiful weekend. Tammy

Rosie said...

Hey there sweet one...
Have a lovely weekend filled with many to a wedding this is in the air...I am inhaling on Rosie said...

What a cozy little get away. And your horses are beautiful. It looks so peaceful and relaxing. I hope you get to spend a lot of time there:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Christmas-etc... said...

Wow! this is enchanting! It is a secrete world filled with of all the right things in life - so real and basic and just what we human's strive so hard for but so often don't even realize it!
But the horse in the door - that is so cute! I guess he did like the movie!! Or else, he just came to check on you since you were alone...
Thanks so much for sharing your world!
PS I'd love to have you join me in my world - it mostly takes place in the 3rd century AD and is about St. Nicholas and Christmas!

paperbird said...

June how very beautiful and special your little shack in the woods is. I love it so much and really want to be jealous but I am so happy for you that you have such a pretty place to stay so close to home with beauty surrounding you. Your horses are beauties too!
I love that you share this beauty with us. Thank you :-)

My name is Riet said...

HI Dear JUne. I wonder if you will still read this comment as there are a hundred before me. LOL. What a beautiful place you live in and you own all that land and woods and horses? Wow, that must be something. What a wonderful big country that must be.
I was so glad to hear from you again after our move. We had a lot of trouble getting on the internet again as we had to get a new provider. It is not really working properly as yesterday I couldný get to comment on any blog but finally here we are.
Have a great Sunday my friend.

Lisa said...

Wow June,
You have a beautiful oasis to vacation at, right next door. LOL How wonderful is that?! Now I know why JOdie wants to stay there. That's okay, I'm fine with the studio. Funny. My Sister Molly always tells me only dogs, pigs and hourses are named Molly.

Christmas-etc... said...

Dear June,
So so glad to have found you too! I'm really looking forward to reading all your posts! Thank you for your lovely comment! It means so much to me!And thanks for following along!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my June....I feel about stunning!!!! WOW...every photo is just...well stunning! Thanks for the inspiration! x0x0

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Just had to come back for another peek,finally got you on my "Inspiration"list hope thats o.k with you!! x0x0x

Rosie said...

Hi there June,
Oh I have missed you sweet friend!
Had a lovely little get, it's back to reality. The Christmas treasures are pouring in and the girls are pricing like CrAzY women...we decorate in under three weeks...YIKES...wish you could come and help me "deck the halls" is a gorgeous fall day, so am off to get a few pumpkins for my porch...sending you a hug...
Happy Day on Rosie

The French Bear said...

June, what an enchanting sweet place to be, and when it is filled with your beautiful flowers,what more could a girl want!!!! I love it and your photos are wonderful!!
You have made a great place to relax and unwind in, it is so peaceful looking!
Margaret B

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey it's me here and let me remind you that I have first dibs on the "shack" when I go visit! Now I see I have to compete with 107 other commenters but I'm here to defend my turf!!!! :)

When I die, I want to come back as you June! Or if that can't happen, I'll be Bella. Or...hell...I'll even enjoy being a beautiful rose in your garden :))))
I just love it here!!!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

June, What a fantastic retreat! It is absolutely beautiful.
xoxo, Sherry

Vintage Home said...

....Beautiful pictures...I feel like I went on a wee pretty......Our daughter has a horse and they are so fun...yours are adorably handsome!...
Your iages are stunning...always a treat to visit!

Vintage Home said...

p.s. I love that the "cabin" (more like a five star hotel!) is in camo ....kinda tucked away!

A Fanciful Life said...

June, you are a brave one. I could not have stayed alone all night. I'm sure I would have been very, very scared! I cant wait to see what the "shack" looks like when you get through. The inside is just beautiful.

Sharon :-)

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I have to hand to you, your home, your garden, your sweet shack, all your surrounding are so peaceful and filled with tranquility. Now that is the way to live!

I got a kick out of your horses too, beautiful creatures they are.

Take Care Sweet June*

Teacup Mosaics said...

Dear June,
Oh so beautiful! Your little nest in the woods is just devine. Do you think the horses sneek in while you away???? I bet they are inside right now having tea. Love, love, love this post.
I have missed visiting I will be back soon.

Ellen said...

I would LIVE in your shack! So beautiful. And your gardens are very lovely. Your life looks like a dream. God bless.