Except for a small Emerald Gem Arbovitae in front of the fireplace, you can’t see any plants besides grass. There are a few annuals in a bed under the windows (between the a/c compressor and the front door), but that’s it. The house is in a clearing surrounded by a mixed hardwood and Longleaf pine forest. The story of how this wonderful home in the woods of Panhandle Florida, near Pensacola, came to be, is at the blog I call my memoir on the fly, Longleaf Stories. This photo was taken in early September of 2016.