"Magical." This second story apartment, surrounded by giant spruces, is sited at the top of the Blue Ridge mountains, with a long sweep of lawn guiding the eye to the Shenandoah Valley below. The view is stunning. Peace and quiet reign. Here it's quiet except for the chirp of birds and an occasional "woof" from our Golden Retriever. Gardens are plentiful with flowers and the smell of old boxwood.