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Sunday, December 20, 2009


This old house seemed to smile at the chance to feel the warmth of the Winter sun.

Even in the gray season, after the leaves have fallen and the 3 months of Midwest monotonous weather has set in...there are still things to be thankful for. The old houses downtown often come alive and show off their facades often hidden by the heavy shade and thick leaves of Summer.

I noticed this house in passing and truly it did seem to smile at me as I passed by...stopped...backup and took it's picture.

Dan

10 comments:

Sunny said...

There seems to be an abundance of lovely old homes in your area. The architectural detail is wonderful.
Believe it or not...our area escaped the snow it was more of coastal storm. I was all set to get some snow scenes and...zip! My son on Martha's Vineyard got almost 24 inches!
Sunny :)

Hilltop House said...

i love your blog! it's great!! :0)

DawnTreader said...

It's a beautiful house. I like the variety in colour in brick buildings.

Here winter reigns now.

jblack designs said...

I love this house. It's so ... Midwest.

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...there is an area of "Old Town" where there is not unlike many cities...a spirit of revival and these old homes are again coming to life.

I bet it is beautiful out on Martha's Vineyard with all the snow...what I would give to be out there with a camera.

Also...I guess for you all...it is probably good you didn't get the snow...you probably get enough year round!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Hilltop House and have a very Merry Christmas!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...your phrase "winter reigns now" sound very ominous! I have the vision of Sweden being a country with huge snowfalls all winter...am I off base...is that just a stereotype?

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Jennifer...that describes the house well...it IS very Midwest!

Dan

Cynthia L. H. said...

OH, yes! I can see why!!!
;^)

DawnTreader said...

Dan - yes and no! There is a huge difference between north and south. In the north, they pretty much always do have a long snowy winter. Here in the south it can vary a lot. I don't know how many years ago it was since we last had a white Christmas where I live. I think back in 2001, something like that. Last winter was very mild around here, even in January and February - snow came, on and off, but thawed away in between. This year it seems we will have snow all over the country for Christmas. I'm just hoping it won't involve blizzards and traffic chaos and powercuts and other calamities...