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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Neighborhood Walk

Good morning,

These Fall days have been so pretty and are just right for our daily walks.  We have promised ourselves and each other that we will go for a walk every day so of course we take our cameras along. 
Today's pictures were taken on the last two walks, all around two blocks where we live.  Love this one.  :)  You have to look carefully to see it in the neighbor's garden as you pass on the sidewalk.
This house was recently rebuilt from the ground up.  In the Fall of 2010 a propane grill exploded next to it and caused a huge fire engulfing this home and another.  The home is on the diagonally opposite corner of the same block where we live.  The fire happened while we were at sea, but our daughter sent us pictures she took the night of the fire.  I included those pictures in a post I wrote shortly after we returned home.  Click to take a look.  Not only has this house been rebuilt (the garages are on the opposite side of the house now), but the home next door (to the left and out of sight in the above image) was nearly destroyed and has been repaired.
Back to a happier note, this is a beautifully kept garden along a rustic fence.
Although we live in the city and directly across the street from Xavier University, we have some woodland that provides home for deer and now coyotes.  We've seen the deer in our yard on our security cameras.
 These are two of some absolutely HUGE homes in the area.  Ours is quite comfortable, but not this large.
This home is now privately owned again.  For a time Xavier University owned it and used it as an honors dorm.  It was at a time when our oldest son was attending Xavier and he received an invitation to live here.  He politely declined saying his (our) home was even closer to campus by about a half block.  ;)

So, that's a little Fall walk around the neighborhood.  We have many different types and sizes of homes as well as churches and, of course, a major university all within walking distance.  It has been an interesting place to raise children and live for almost 34 years.

All the best,
Lois

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28 comments:

Gunn said...

Looks nice where you are:)
Happy Sunday!

Kathy said...

You do live in a lovely neighborhood! I've been trying to walk daily also, now that the temperatures aren't so sweltering!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have a nice walking neighborhood. I love the second photo. I know some geocachers who placed geocaches in their front yards.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, have also started walking around the neighborhood now that cooler weather is here. We used to do the walks every morning before joining the Y, which we still go to nearly every day, now the walks have resumed I later afternoons and taking a camera along is a good idea, but I tend to stop more than walk whenever that happens...always something to see.

Jan n Jer said...

Sounds n looks like a very desirable neighborhood to live in! Thanks for the tour Lois!

dr momi said...

Love the "one in hole" pic :-) A little smile for you on your walk.

Birdman said...

Interesting. Thanks for adding the fire shots. Looks like it's back in fine shape.

TexWisGirl said...

it's a lovely area! those huge homes are amazing! i really liked the 'one in a hole'. :)

fabriquefantastique said...

Nice post Lois, hope you don't mind if I borrow the theme sometime soon.
I like your new header....

Lois said...

So many wonderful things to see and photograph! It's finally getting cool enough here to go on walks around my neighborhood.

Lynette said...

Thanks for the walk through your lovely neighborhood, Lois. That first photo, and the ivy one--both made me think of my maternal grandmother's yard, years ago.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are very beautiful homes. The yellow one that was burned is very nice. I went back to see your previous blog on the fire. Such devastation but thankfully no one was hurt and "things" can be replaced. You live in a beautiful neighbourhood!

Sherry said...

Loved this one!

VP said...

You live in a wonderful neighborhood!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Nice walk...perfect weather too, it seems. As for huge homes, I can't help but think of the upkeep and time consuming chores of keeping it all up to par.

NixBlog said...

Wonderful shots of this lovely neighbourhood, Lois!

Wanda..... said...

Lovely homes in the area, Lois...along with yours.

Tammy said...

Looks like a lovely place for walk, so much to see!!!

Michelle said...

A beautiful neighborhood!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful neighborhood! Such stately homes.

Rose said...

Nice photos from your walk...I always wonder what it would feel like to come home and find our house gone/burned down. I don't know why I think like that but it crosses my mind so many times.

Luna Miranda said...

these houses are beautiful. you live in a wonderful neighborhood. the flowers are lovely, especially the one on the first photo.

Yellow Gumamela

Kalantikan said...

Hi I am new here, you are in a wonderful and beautiful neighborhood. Those houses you showed are glamorous and beautiful, i wish yours is posted too, haha! But that plant looking like a lily is so lovely, though it wont grow here in the warm tropics.

Kalantikan said...

Hi I am new here, you are in a wonderful and beautiful neighborhood. Those houses you showed are glamorous and beautiful, i wish yours is posted too, haha! But that plant looking like a lily is so lovely, though it wont grow here in the warm tropics.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such an interesting wander through your world - past and present! Those two featured homes are huge! And they seem quite formal too! Great post!

maria said...

You have a beautiful neighborhood. Great photos. I also like to bring my camera whenever I do my afternoon walks.

My entry.

Carole M. said...

a very interesting neighbourhood; the fires through a home would be so devastating to experience; lovely that they are complete once more

guild-rez said...

Beautiful houses and garden.
I always enjoy my walks every day in our neighbourhood.
Love the picture of your dogs.