Monday, October 20, 2014

Autumn's Glory

It has rained almost everyday while I have been on vacation.
Luckily Saturday morning the sun came out for a short time.
So the cousins and I took a walk.
Want to walk my neighborhood with me?

 the house next door, my neighbor can't even make out her steps for all the leaves.

the colors are glorious this year

the house down the street is progressing nicely.

across the street

I love the sound of walking in the leaves

we had a storm a few nights ago and large limb came off, this may be it's last year of glory.

family home of a Mitchell cousin from the 1900's they are redoing

another Mitchell family home

new home just built where the Methodist Church was before it burnt
the church my parents were married in and both sets of Grandparents attended.

this home has a copper bath tub

this home is known for its vast display of day lillies

the house my Dad adored

the sidewalk back home to 1515

the grand old oak, it has been in all the outdoor family pictures since 1926
at 1515

cousins walking ahead
and people wonder why we can not wait to lay our heads at 1515

the sun has gone back in and we are back home from our walk

I hope you enjoyed your walk up Monroe and down Jackson.
I so love the neighborhood.
It looks pretty much the same as it did when my Grandparents moved there in 1926.

Sorry I have been away........


sweetvintageofmine said...

Thanks Ann....I so enjoyed my walk with you and your cousins. This is one of my favorite things to do in life is walk around a pretty neighborhood or sometimes drive. Your area is beautiful...every house in their own way, so lovely! The old trees are breathtaking!! Oh, how I miss those days....this new generation doesn't know what they are losing....take care. Blessings~~~Roxie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Not only are your leaves gorgeous, but the homes are as well. Nothing as pretty as the older neighborhoods with their huge, regal trees.

We had to have our old silver maple trimmed of its dead branches, and it is coming back strong.

Looks like you are making the best of a rainy vacation! :)

ann said...

Your fall colors are splendid. We do have pretty fall color here, but our town is not ablaze with the variety of trees that you have further east. Homeowners have also honorered their town with keeping homes beautiful, demonstrating the pride of the community. What beauty.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Ann, loved the neighborhood walk. So many pretty houses to look at, I especially like the yellow Victorian and the house that is being restored looks nice. The trees are so beautiful!
Have a great rest of your week,

Pat said...

Dear Friend, Ann. . .
Yes, dear one, I can easily see why this is your favorite place!
No matter how I try to duplicate. . .I am no match for the decor of Mother Nature's finest!!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a pretty old neighborhood.
I enjoyed that walk with you and all the old wonderful homes.
We haven't had any leaves fall yet around my neighborhood,
It is to get a lot cooler end of month so I am sure leaves will be falling then

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Great pics. Love the foliage as well as the charming homes.

Susie said...

Ann, I love your neighborhood too. Every house was taken care of. I wonder why your dad liked that one. I loved all the beauty of autumn there in your town. Blessings dear Ann. xoxo, Susie