Another day, another walk with Chloe the Dachshund.
This a.m. we strolled through one of my favorite neighborhoods.
But first, here’s our girl at journey’s end,
enjoying a refreshing drink from our bird bath:
It is one of those concrete bird baths with the pressed leaves design.
Its pedestal is actually an old, hollow log. Genius!
Okay. Time now for a few look-sees at that neighborhood I like so much.
There are about 5 charming brick cottages, including this one:
Please. They had me at the arch doorway.
Look closely at those lanterns which flank the front door.
I’m pretty sure they are original to the house. Lovely!
Oh, + I like the brick’s basket weave pattern in the gable.
Meanwhile, here’s another “sister” cottage:
I am a huge fan of the front bump out with that small window,
which must mean that there’s a charming vestibule inside.
Chances are that the blank wall to the door’s left means there’s a coat closet.
It’s not just me, is it?
Doesn’t everyone think about such things when passing a cute house?
While we ponder that, further down the block
there’s yet another brick cottage:
This house, with its “busy” front yard, was on a garden tour one summer.
What are our thoughts, regarding “busy” front yards?
Part of me is a fan, but I still want our house to be seen.
Yes, that’s our front yard, + yes, it’s pretty much a blank slate.
That lonely evergreen may or may not make the final scheme.