I think it's part of our nature to feel a deeper attachment, an emotional bond, to a home when we learn of or simply imagine the possibilities of its past, both in how it overcame the significant natural events that challenged its very existence but especially in the life stories of those who lived out any number of years of their lives behind its doors.
Even fully remodeled and enlarged as it now is, you're absolutely right, nanwes, the home still retains its sense of soulful beauty, comfort and warmth, all enhanced by the lakeside location.
Thank you DIY and crew for such a meticulously well-thought-out renovation.
Every element that was so brilliantly reclaimed and repurposed from the original 1920's Blog Cabin adds another evocative facet to the deeply layered sense of history and the forever-to-remain-untold stories of human drama that unfolded within its sheltering walls over the many decades.
I'd be thrilled to win this home with its long, secretive past, now lovingly prepared for an eventful future.
As Poirot might say, "Yes, mon ami, it is not quite so obvious, for we must look not at what is there, but what is missing."
That, as CplusE points out, is Georgia. Which leads us right back to Atlanta. How fascinating.
In agreement with Addy243: Your state flower comment makes good sense, CplusE. As before, location clues start with a scattering shot that takes us around the country, the next clue (Two) points to a geographical region (the South), followed up by a narrowed focus onto one state and then to the finale, our Urban Oasis destination city.
PS: On a side note, why is that everyone has to call me with "important" business to discuss when I'm in the middle of contemplating a location clue? Don't they know what the priorities are? If only I could get Terri to answer the phone and take messages....
According to W Atlanta Residences advertising: "Welcome to the hottest downtown residences in Atlanta"
So talking about hot....
On the other hand, citrus in Atlanta? Maybe, potted and brought indoors on cold winter days.
That's a tough call, CplusE. They're close, visually, though I'm still inclined to lean towards the citrus idea.
We seem to have, starting from the Blue Iris, clockwise: flowering dogwood, Carolina jessamine, camellia and, the white blossoms, citrus. Hmm?
The yellow flower is Carolina Jessamine, minitoni. Also known as, wouldn't you know it, yellow jessamine.
Almost in time to start the party. It's already hot here, and I was out taking Terri for her morning walk. Now I can focus on the next important task!
First thought; Hot-lanta. But I'd better put my thinking cap on and see where I need to set my GPS headings.
PS: I noticed that the previous clue title has been amended to Location Clue One. Obviously promising, especially as we now have Location Clue Two!