Monday, April 28, 2008

Our Town, Redux

Last week, I showed you a few pictures of our town. Here are a few more. Driving through it every day, I don't often take the time to really appreciate it. It's a beautiful place to stroll, especially in the spring, when the trees are blooming and businesses begin to put out pots filled with flowers. Many of the businesses occupy what were once old houses -- eyebrow colonials and nineteenth-century farmhouses. The churches are built of stone or brick, and there are brick walkways and stone walls. Come stroll with me...

A favorite casual restaurant. Lunch on the enclosed porch is always fun -- you can watch the world go by as you eat...

The funeral home. Yes, kind of creepy, but it's a great old house, isn't it?

A private home. Wouldn't it be great to be able to walk into town every day?

The Methodist church. Isn't the stone facade beautiful?

The Presbytery. What a gorgeous building!

The florist. Love the window boxes and the little garden out front.

They always have very imaginative decorations on the porch, too.

A gift shop. I just love the little windows!

Hope you had fun. It's a very dreary and rainy day here this morning, so I enjoyed our little stroll in the sun. :) I had an insanely busy weekend, so I apologise for not visiting everyone as I ought. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up with you today. Happy Monday!


  1. Thanks for the tour, Mary! I love all those buildings. The florist and gift shop buildings lookf so cut an inviting. Rain here today, too. Great day to catch up on work.....grrrrrr......

  2. Wonderful shots, Mary! Happy rainy day from CT!

  3. Good morning, MAry!

    It was fun catching up on your posts this morning!

    Love the tour of your town, what a great place to have lunch! All the buildings have such distinct character!

    Just getting readusted from vacation letdown...and off to work! Have a super day!


  4. It's a rainy day here, too. I'm running late to work, and need to get moving. But, this is much more fun.

    Your town is incredibly charming. I love small towns. They exude warmth. Thanks for the tour.

  5. I loved the tour of your beautiful town, Mary...thank you!
    I need to get out and about and take pictures of our town, too...altho it isn't as lovely and quaint as your's, we do have some pretty spots....
    I LOVE rainy, cloudy days...we need them both here so much! Very dry and will get drier.
    hugs, bj

  6. How lovely Mary. I'm especially drawn to that second one, the house that is now a restaurant. Look at those third story windows. In this area that would have been a ballroom where the owners could entertain large numbers of guests. We looked at a house one time that had a foyer big enough for a grand piano and also had the 3rd floor ballroom. The price was right but it was in a terrible neighborhood.

    Your town looks so lovely. Don't you feel so luck to live there?

    - Suzanne

  7. You take such wonderful pictures, Mary. Funeral homes...sometimes when you drive through small towns around here, the "best" houses in town are the funeral homes.

  8. I'm loving the town shots. You have some gorgeous architecture there! There is so much character in your town.

  9. What a beautul town, Love all the structures. We are supposed to have rain all week, :( Maybe the preditions will be wrong. Have a great one, Janie

  10. Your town has such character. What a great place to walk with camera in hand. Thanks for the tour. ~Adrienne~

  11. You live in such a nice town, Mary! Love that little flower shop.
    It's raining here today, a bit dreary.
    Enjoy your day.

  12. I always love the town tour posts.

  13. A perfect little stroll for a Monday morning...makes me feel like shopping or eating. LOL!

  14. Thanks for the walk, again the pics are lovely and took me back to some fun memories of other places we used to call home. Have a GREAT Monday.

  15. A beautiful stroll. Thank you. You can tell the personality of someone by the front of their home/business.

  16. Thanks for sharing more of your home town. So many beautiful buildings. Love the funeral home too.
    Have a great week

  17. Oh what a picturesque town! So beautiful! I am glad you are going about taking gorgeous photos, really shows YOU that YOU live in a post card! Enjoy! ~ Laurie

  18. Hi Mary

    Your town is so lovely! I almost posted the same thing today about "bloom where you are planted"
    as I find myself appreciating the usual local sights a little more as I have started to look at them with blogging eyes ;-)

    Hugs, Pat

  19. Hi Mary!
    Thanks for the stroll in the sun! It's cold and rainy in Ohio today and I feel like the cat in your previous post!! I had to turn the furnace back on this morning which always feels like I'm retreating from a battle against cold weather in spring!
    Hugs, Sherry

  20. What a GORGEOUS town! Just lovely -- thanks so much for sharing it with us! Of course -- MY fav house is the funeral home! LOL! ((can't you just picture a spooky movie taking place there??))

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

  21. Beautiful tour...beautiful town. Aren't funeral homes always the grandest homes in town??


  22. I live in the cutest little town! I wish ours was even half that cute! I enjoyed the tour!

  23. Pretty town, I go on Sunday walks around our neighborhood and share pics. So nice to see the different areas in detail.

  24. Good morning Mary :)

    How strange that we had the same idea of strolling through town. Great minds? Well, you have one anyway ;) I love your town so much and I would love to visit it in real life. Don't you just living in "Mayberry"?

    off to read your other post...
    rue :)

  25. I thank you cordially that you pointed me to a looking at route by your beautiful city...
    I was pleased very much about all these pictures.
    Take care

  26. Mary, thank you for taking us on this stroll! I LOVED seeing these charming places... so fun!



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