Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

After it quit snowing, and the plows had been out, I got out and did a little walk-about.  It was so cold, and treacherous underfoot that I didn't stray far, but I did grab a few pictures while I was out.

This is my house after the snowfall.  If it wasn't for the red door and chair, this would look like a black and white photo!
This was taken standing in the middle of the street in front of my house facing East.  My house is the smallest one on our block!!
This Huge stately home sit on Wabash Street, a main thoroughfare through town.  My street dead ends here.  I am not sure the owners live here full time yet, but they maintain it and spend weekends and vacations there.  I had friends that used to live in the upstairs.  The downstairs was a doctor's office for years before the doc passed, and the present owners took over.  The upstairs rooms were large with 12' ceilings.  There is a private drive on the left side and a portico, and a large brick carriage house in the rear.
North of that house are many more stately homes, all private residences.  The owners of this brick one are local business owners, and the green one belongs to a good friend, a fellow teacher/principal at one of our elementary schools.  He and his wife have 4 children and use every inch of that house.
I pivoted and shot this photo of Wabash Street heading South towards the downtown area.  As you can see, more big homes.  The brick structure on the left side of the photo is the garage end of a newer ranch style home that was built several years ago on an empty lot.  It looks so out-of-place compared to the rest of the neighborhood.

Yesterday and today it rained, temperatures are hovering around +45 degrees F, it's a slushy mess, but the sidewalks and streets are becoming passable again.  I actually went out yesterday, had lunch with my cohort in crafts, Curley, and went to the grocery store!

Peace, (and warmer)


Anvilcloud said...

You did a good job with the photos. They are larger in Reader than in your actual post though. Yes, winter shots can look very b&w.

Curley said...

Great pictures, and I'm not sorry to see most of the snow gone other that the gritty, dark piles of snow that are left. Don't think those will be gone for several month yet.

Terry said...

Looks like the worst is over now, the morning sun will be shining like a red rubber ball (I think those were the words to a sixties song). You guys weathered the storm and hopefully that will be the last one for this season.