At least once every summer for quite a few years now I have been summoned from my office in Maryland to the summer home of my employer to help with the paperwork that accumulates there. I love this time away because the house with its 30-some bedrooms remains much as it was in the early years of the twentieth century. The house was built in the late 1880s. Yes, there is electricity and running water but the furniture and other decor are clearly from another era.
Here’s a detail of the bridge medallion that’s repeated on each corner.
The approach to the house is a long driveway that passes by open fields and fern forests.
The transition from hectic modern life to a kinder, gentler time seems to unfold as I traverse the private road.
Just before the last bend is a small waterfall that opens into a 14-acre lake.
Then the house appears which is really a glorified log cabin.
The front of the house faces the lake; the driveway edges the back of the house which has its own fabulous view.
After parking, I enter through the kitchen wing and await my bedroom assignment. I’ve stayed in many of the rooms but my favorite is the third floor room that overlooks the lake.
I am blessed by wonderful opportunities that can only come from the Hand of God. How Great Thou Art!