Thursday, May 3, 2018

I like Thursday: May 3, 2018

Greetings and I hope you are having a wonderful spring!  Today is the neighborhood edition of Leeanna's "I like Thursday" posts.  You can read more posts and get more good energy by visiting LeeAnna here.

We've been doing a lot of walking and while we were disconnected, I took a lot of photos to show why I like my neighborhood.  I didn't really want to move her 21 years ago; my husband said this was always his dream home so here we are and I've learned to love my little community.

I love the interesting architectural features of the homes here.  Many of the older homes were built in the early 1900s:

Below: This is the place we refer to as the "castle" .  This is a view from the alley.  It has an interesting turret out front and we featured in an antique postcard:
The castle is the photographed in the center of the postcard.  It is now apartments and the tenants love the old architecture of the building.  Do you know what else is neat?  It has a courtyard in the center of the building, accessible only to the residents.
We may be a small city but we have something for everyone here.  
Mysterious grass alleys of yesteryear:
Do you have grass alleys where you live?


Even some wooded areas to explore!

Best of all, we have great people living here!  We love our neighbors and many have become family! 
 No morning walk would be complete without Scout directing us to her "Nanny and Pap's" home!  And of course our friend Carol is a second Mom to Scout!  This is Nanny with her baby:
Many of our locals are quirky--and we like that.  Artists, antique dealers and people with an interesting perspective:

It's hot now, spring just bypassed us somehow so we are getting up early to do walking.  We just never know what we may find when we explore a "new to us" alley or street.  Like this beauty we found about a week ago.  Isn't it a lovely backyard?  It reminds me of Italy...

What's it like where you live?
Have a wonderful week!


Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

All of those homes are so nice-each in their own architecture. I believe your area of the country is warmer than we are here in AZ! There was snow in our high country! Crazy weather. Glad to see you are back up and posting. mary in Az

Suzanne said...

Thank you for the lovely walk around your part of the World. We are still going between rain-snow and a few nice warm days.

LA Paylor said...

how beautiful. That's my favorite arch. era. I grew up in a 1910's neighborhood. Scout looking up with her Nan looks just like Milo's gesture. Heredity wins out!LeeAnna

PaintedThread said...

Gargoyles! Oh, I'm in love with all that architecture. Such a pretty area.

Angie in SoCal said...

You live in such a nice neighborhood. Love the Art Deco touches. You're a great photographer, too. Thanks for sharing.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is such a fun and interesting neighborhood! Thanks for the tour!

Sandy said...

Love the homes with the interesting features. Thanks for showing them!
And of course the winged gargoyles are brilliant!

Angie said...

I am always sad when I drive by these developments in which all the houses look the same, and there is very little effort to maintain old trees ... I really wish we had more neighborhoods and communities such as yours, and so well documented in your photos!!!

I have never heard of green alleys ... are they unpaved sidewalks?

Allie-oops Designs said...

You do live in a beautiful place!! Love those interesting homes!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Lovely and very interesting homes and architecture in your neighbourhood. Great photoscape. I love those areas of a city. Your spring/summer is more advanced than mine...but I do have daffodils and much warmer temps. Thankfully!!