Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Long Walk Around the Neighborhood

The weather warm and perfect. A fall day for November 2nd, didn't really seem like fall at all.

Kia and I decided to take a walk late this afternoon. I took the old, blurry camera and away we went. Look, she's a little miffed it's taking me so long to get myself together. She's always ready to stroll.
My home and my neighbor's home. A peak of a few leaves we need to work on.

Gotta remember to look both directions. Then we'll across the other neighbor's driveway. She has her home for sale. I miss her.

This is her home. I always thought of her as my neighborly Martha Stewart kinda gal. I hope not to insult her by saying that, but she can do anything. She's worked her fingers to the bone updating, digging and changing things around. Her house is awesome and she has a HUGE fenced in backyard. Perfect for mutts...

Here we go, this pic turned out well because Kia was using the potty so to speak.




These are just a couple of homes up the street. It's funny how different houses are along this street.
This is one of my favorites. A photographer lives here. We never know what we'll see when we go by. Families, little kids, brides in full attire. It's fun to sneak a peak at them. I have to get another pic closer to Christmas. The home just sparkles in white lights. Rumor is that many moons ago the little boy from the Munsters had grandparents that lived in this home. I hope that's the right rumor anyway. (It could be the Adam's Family?)

HELLOOOOO Gorgeous. Two fellas are taking on a big project. Actually two. This is the first. It's the house behind THE HOUSE. I believe it must be where housing staff must have lived years ago. I love what they have done to it. I need to meet them so they can give me a tour. THE HOUSE is coming...

I didn't get a very good picture of the gates. There are "W"s on the gates. The yard it huge and surrounded by smaller iron fencing.


THE HOUSE. It used to be the Wardell Mansion. It has been through many families since then. When I first moved into the house I live in now, my mom came to visit. She left heading in the direction of this home. On the second floor she could see about 7 little girls around the ages of 11. They were standing in a line in front of a big picture window "sunning" cars as they went by on the curve. (There is a big picture window on the left side of this shot.) Anyway, these fellas have a big job ahead of them. It will be wonderful when they get finished.



Condos are coming up like dandelions around our little town.




This home is so unique. I love it on the outside anyway. Curious to know what the inside looks like. I'm a chicken. The owner was just sitting on his lawn mower at the edge of the yard, so I quickly snapped these.


Our Courthouse. Kia and I made a big circle, you'll see the back/side view later.






An old church downtown near the courthouse.

Another favorite home of mine. This one was on the market recently. I envy the new owners. If I were single and didn't have a care in the world, this one would've been mine!!



A street headed downtown...

The Catholic School...

I love this pic. Kia got to crunch the leaves...


Front view, I was able to catch this one when the owner started mowing the other way. I was too embarassed to take a pic with him watching.Side view, isn't it something. A lot of work has been put into this one.

The trees so pretty in their disappearing color...


A garage to a quaint little home. Chicken again, I think the owners were nearby.



Monkey boys in the tree. I didn't see them at first. One yelled, "why are you taking pictures?" "Because I want to send them to my family to show them the town where I live," I lied. "That's cool," one said. I didn't want their mom or dad to think I was a perv or anything. I asked if I could take their pictures. They were more than happy to oblige. They were sweeties...

I wish I got a better shot of this one and the next. So pretty, the yard is amazing. Should be, he's the local landscaper.


A grassy hedge seperates a home from a Bed and Breakfast.


There are a lot of functions here. Marriages and parties take place on the
grounds. I kind of wish the hubby and I would have gotten married here. It's really neat. It used to be Judge Belt's personal home. I worked with him some when I was a Children's Service Worker. He made homemade bread to relieve stress. OMG, was it good!!!

The hubby has gotten some really nice golf shirts at this one's garage sale. Talk about one clean garage!!

I love this one too. Very Martha-esque. Reminds me of her Turkey Trot Home.

Another Bed and Breakfast.

Someone told me once that this house does not have any corners in it. I find that hard to believe.
I made Kia walk to the Sheriff's Dept and County Jail. Yep, this is it. Something was going on with some people on the steps so we didn't get to close and personal. Kia preferred it that way.
The back/side view of the courthouse. Okay, I'm preparing you for the next few block or two. You'll see... a beautiful tree...

sweet, cozy homes...
and then...
take a breath...
I don't lie...



Dunno...Nestled in the heart of our small town. This Aztec/Picasso home has been here for years. They must be very creative and artsy.

Getting closer, we've made a full circle now...

The curve pointing home provided Kia with relief. She knew water was close...
It was a warm one today. I know there are a lot of pictures here. I hope I didn't bore any of you. Next time we'll walk the other direction...

18 comments:

tam said...

Awww I loved that tour of your neighborhood! Thank You! That is one of my favorite things to do.
My favorite is the Victorians, but I really love old homes of any kind. They just don't make them like they used to! And it is fun to think of the people who have lived in these homes over the many years.
~Tam

Karen said...

Wow, what a wonderful tour. You really have some great eye candy in homes. Very pretty.....and it wasn't boring. Loved it.
Karen

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Lisa, what a wonderful idea to take us along with you for your walk! I love your neighborhood and town; it's so pretty!

oldetymemarketplace said...

I just ran across your blog and loved the house tour. It made me laugh out loud when you mentioned your hubby getting great golf shirts at the one homes garage sale. Funny how you will always look at that house and think that. You never forget a place where you get a great deal!
Have a great day!
Beth

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a charming town you live in! Such beautoful old homes! Reminds me of the town over from us.
Thanks for the tour!

Have a great week!

Diane said...

Hi Lisa,

Loved the tour of where you live, all those houses and all so very different. The ones here in this little area are all the same.
My pressy came today, we'd just gotten back from our weekend away and the postman came I was so surprised!! I thought it was that cute candle and wreath I'd won, not all that was in the pic, wow, I'm so lucky, THANK YOU so much. It was freezin here this morning. WQe had to scrape the car windows before leaving the hotel ! Got our doggies back from the kennels and they are fast asleep on the sofas, the kennels tire them out, they'll sleep for a couple of days then be back to normal.
Take care...later..Diane

M Ayers said...

Nice town Lisa - I too love the different styles of houses, most neighborhoods have the same houses here in AZ.

Lovely tour - thanks for sharing!

Have a great week,

Monique

Rue said...

This was great Lisa! You live somewhere that's like my Mayberry ;)

All the houses were wonderful, but some of them really made my jaw drop. The aztec one... not so much LOL

Beautiful beautiful beautiful :)

hugs,
rue

Heart 4 My Home said...

Love the photos. Thanks so much for sharing. I "ooh-ed" and "ahhh-ed" over all the pretty architecture.

~blessings

Gayla said...

What cool pictures. I see those homes all the time, but through the lens, they become kind of magical... more real... What is that about photography? Is Santa bringing you another camera? You've been really good. I think he should.

Brenda said...

What a beautiful walk. I love the homes. The leaves are so pretty too.

justabeachkat said...

Awwww...that was fun! Did we burn any calories? I hope so. Beautiful homes. Thanks for the tour.

Hugs!
Kat

Our Four Sons said...

Thank you so much for the tour of your neighborhood. We drove through Macon last Thursday afternoon on our way home from Chillicothe. We went there to meet my parents who were bringing us a Westie puppy. :)

The current superintendent in the district I used to teach at used to be the superintendent in Macon and I think he still has family there.

brettinsky said...

Thanks for sharing pics from your walk-these homes are just gorgeous! This would be so much fun-maybe I will take a walk today as well!

Susie Q said...

What a stunning tour! You live in such a beautiful place Lisa! I so enjoyed this walk with you two...

Becky K. said...

Not boring in the least. That was fun!

Becky K.

Joy said...

Wow what a wonderful tour! I love those old two story style homes and your house is very nice too.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful town. Some of the homes you shared were amazing. I grew up in a big old farmhouse with balconies and columns. I miss it. I'd love to own a big old home...maybe someday.