Why I Like This House
Owners’ Daughter (8 years old) Letter
I like 24 Strawberry Ridge Road Ridgefield because the driveway is beautiful. It is beautiful because it is like a tunnel of trees. For example, in the summer, all the leaves are on the trees, and the dogwood is in full bloom. When it’s sunny, the rays of sun shine through the trees and make it look like a rainforest. When it’s rainy, the drops that fall on the trees make the leaves sparkle and shine. Another reason I like our driveway is because there is a little island in the middle. It is beautiful in the winter when the snow is covering the the bare trees and the flakes still falling. Also, the island has a little shelter spot with trees hanging down over the bushes, and you could sit there for hours looking out at the mossy rocks surrounding the island.
Another reason I like this house is because of the sunroom. I like the sunroom because there are so many windows. The windows are great in this room because you can see our spectacular backyard. If there is a thunderstorm, look out the windows in the ceiling, and you can see the lightning and the raindrops. You will feel like you are under a spell listening to the rain pitter pattering on the house.
I also like this house at Christmas time. I like it at Christmas time because the Christmas trees in the living room and sunroom stick out against the deep night sky on Christmas Eve. It looks especially nice if you light the fire in the wood stove in the family room.
A secret pathway starting from the far end of the backyard leads you to the end of the road. In the spring, all the flowers we planted there jump into life and make the pathway look especially cheery.
Another reason I like this house is because of the croquet lawn. By the name you can probably guess that we play croquet on it. I like this lawn because it is easy to get to and when it’s snowy the hill covered in pachysandra attaching to it is great for sledding.
24 Strawberry Ridge Road is a perfect place for warm holidays, hot summer days, snowy winter days, raking leaves on sunny days, and blossoming springy days. The trees and garden are always looking special- blossoming, letting snow rest on them, golden with their leaves and shining in the sun. And in summer, everything just bursts into color.
Also, luna moths are attracted to this house, so watch carefully at anything that lands on it. We have seen about three lunas hanging around our house.
Why I like this house is also because of all the windows. There are about thirty-five windows in this house, quite a couple viewing the rippling waters of the pond. However, my favorite window is one in the master bedroom upstairs, looking out at the front of our house. Every window in the house is looking out at something pretty fascinating!
My favorite part of the whole house is my own room. It is painted like a garden with cats living in it. I love it mainly because it is cozy on rainy days, is bright on sunny days, is cool on hot days, and snuggly on cold days.
You are very lucky if you live in 24 Strawberry Ridge Road