Do you love to drive through neighborhoods and stalk houses? I do! At the beginning of each season I have been known to drive through neighborhoods and stalk certain homes that just have that little something extra.
Yesterday I did it on foot (while walking for exercise – yay me!!) with my camera flung over my shoulder. I’m sure I looked quite odd. Nothing new there. Any who…. there is a street that I absolutely love in our neighborhood so I went there first…
I felt more like marching than walking down this street. And if I weren’t afraid of what the neighbors would have thought of me, I’d have sang “I’m a yankee doodle dandy,” while saluting.
Both sides of the street have their flags flying. And on one side of the street, a neighbor is already prepared for fall. This house stood out among all the rest, so yes, I stalked the house. I rang my brand new friends’ doorbell, introduced myself, and asked if I could take some pictures of her house. Of course, she was so very kind and gave me permission, so here is the first sign of fall in my neighborhood.
I love how all of her plantings soften the look of the concrete drive.
The stone border here keeps the driveway clean. And yellow is always a great color with brick exteriors. I love the fountain hanging in the midst of this ivy wall, as well.
This was such a welcoming entrance, that I had no qualms about ringing the doorbell. I love how the owner has scattered the mums throughout the yard and added one pot to the porch. The wreath is also a great size and very pretty.
We visited for a few minutes and the inside of her house is just as pretty as the outside. She agreed that I can come back for more “stalking”.
I’m so excited about my new friend. Thanks, Tina!
As always, comments are welcome. Compliments are loved.