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Trees ………..by Howard Nemerov
To be a giant and keep quiet about it,
To stay in one’s own place;
To stand for the constant presence of process
And always to seem the same;
To be steady as a rock and always trembling,
Having the hard appearance of death
With the soft, fluent nature of growth,
One’s Being deceptively armored,
One’s Becoming deceptively vulnerable,
To be so tough, and take the light so well,
Freely providing forbidden knowledge
Of so many things about heaven and earth
For which we should otherwise have no word-
Poems or people are rarely so lovely,
And even when they have great qualities
They tend to tell you rather then exemplify
What they believe themselves to be about,
While from the moving silence of trees,
Whether in storm or calm, in leaf and naked,
Night or day, we draw conclusions of our own,
Sustaining and unnoticed as our breath,
And perilous also-though there has never been
A critical tree-about the nature of things.
Our newest residents are a step closer to making Retreat home! The Holland’s, of Conyers, GA, chose a perfect site nestled adjacent to a cove along West Point Lake to build their retirement home. The Holland’s are working with local Lagrange builder Sykes Smith to build their home. The picture below was taken this morning, June 13th.
If building a custom home has always been a dream of yours, there may not be a better time to start than now. Retreat’s design guidelines help walk you thru the design process and is a tool to help inspire architectural creativity. After securing the perfect homesite, Retreat property owners select an architect and builder of their choice to design and build their home, whether an intimate cottage getaway or gracious family estate.
I recently visited an architect who had a sign in his office that resonated with me. It read:
Good Reasons to Build a House Now:
- Construction Labor Costs Down (way down)
- Material Costs Down
- Architectural/Engineering Fees Down
- Shorter Design & Construction Schedules (time is money)
- No time like the Present (planning on living forever?)
Architecture is a Measure of Your Legacy – what does yours say about you?
For a sampling of the architectural firms familiar with the design guidelines of Retreat, please browse the following links:
Contact us today for information on starting your custom lake get-a-way!