doggie walk

Would you like a little tour of our neighbourhood? Duke and I walk around the block every day. This area is beautiful in autumn. Let's leave our house:

Yes, we have lots of raking to do. It can wait. Do you like the new house colours? The window boxes are new, and so is the stone on the front steps. Next year we'll build a stone wall on either side of the stairs. Let's get going...

C'mon, Duke! Trot right past the houses across the street. I like the fact that we are one of the smaller, cuter houses on a street full of big houses, don't you?
It's nice to walk under the tree canopy with all of the leaves falling. The sunlight comes in so much better now. Spit that out, Duke! Phooey! Phooey! Where did you pick that up?

Duke wants to stop at the park halfway up the street, but we've got to go on. Good thing the neighbourhood kids aren't playing there right now, they're all in school. The family that lives beyond the white fence will put the boards in for the skating rink this weekend. When it freezes, the father of the house will keep the rink going for everyone to use. After supper on any given winter night, grab your skates and join in the constant game of shinny. Or you can just put cocoa in a thermos cup and stand and watch.

Another park! This one at the far south end of the street. They release butterflies at this park in the spring in honour of the man of the statue. The pond is a nice fountain and couples are always having wedding pictures taken here.

Turn the corner, and walk right past that big black dog, Duke! If you ignore him, he will ignore you. I think they must have an electric fence, because he never even comes near the sidewalk.


Past one of my favourite houses on our walk:

Someone tore down an older house and is building a new house in its place. I can't even remember the old one anymore. The new people will be here in the spring.


If I had my choice of owning any another house on the street, here it is - a cute Tudor Cottage:

And now let's go around the bend... follow the stone wall path...

We come out at Rotary Park. We're now five minutes from the house, and we've taken the long way around. Are you tired yet?


Before we go back, let's have a stop and enjoy the scenery. I love my town. The castle beyond the bridge is a historic hotel built in the 1930's, but the depression hit the area so hard nobody checked into it until 1941. Don't you love stories like that?

Thanks for joining Duke and I on our daily walk. Three times a day, actually. It's nice to get out, isn't it?




15 comments:

Joy said...

What a "Too Die For" neighborhood you live in! I would love to live in anyone of those homes! What a lucky duck to be able to walk by them everyday!

pink23 said...

where is this? it's so beautiful

Junie Moon said...

What a lovely walk; I quite enjoyed our little jaunt. From ice skating to butterfly releases to castles in the distance--wow, I love your neighborhood.

jeanetta said...

what splendid homes!! and i am very envious of th eleaves changing colors. i hope ours do soon.

Lisa said...

How picturesque and so pretty. I love old houses and actually have this weird fascination with them to the point I dream about them, I know, I'm a weirdo... LOL! AK doesn't have any really old historical homes that are fabulous, like in the south where I'm from or like the ones along your walk, but they have very beautiful new ones. Your lot is beautiful! I hope to have a single family home one day. I love the little zero lot line we are in now, but I would love some more space. I like your space.

Tiffany said...

I ♥ your neighborhood! Your house is adorable, those trees…oh those trees, I would just sit outside drawing them all day and a park with a cool neighbor that builds an ice rink…so totally jealous! But I can’t really complain; I live in a nice quiet neighborhood with very nice neighbors and we all keep an eye out for one another. Though I will concede, your neighborhood is waaaaaay cuter than mine!

Sunnispace said...

Your home is fabulous! Just heavenly - I'm sure you enjoy every little nook and cranny. Thanks for sharing, what an inspiration!

MJ said...

Thanks for taking us on the walk! You have such a lovely neighbourhood and the neighbourhood efforts/activities are wonderful too! Glad to see that Duke minded himself and didn't get into much mischief!

Q said...

Dear Saucy,
Thank you for a lovely morning walk in your neighborhood. Lovely homes and parks, beautiful trees and Duke! Three times a day,
good for the body and the soul!
Your house is the prettiest!
I love leaves on the grass.
Perfect October decorations.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Sherry

Mrs. Staggs said...

You live in an amazingly beautiful neighborhood. I love the colors you chose for painting the house.
It's a wonderful time of year to be outside right now. Not too cold quite yet, and the leaves are stunning where you are. Ours still have a ways to go, before they have completely changed over to gold and scarlet....something to look forward to!

farmerjulie said...

Oh, i love your blog! I just found you!! great neighborhood! Nice to meet ya!!
Julie

rebekka said...

Let's don't leave your house! It's BEAUTIFUL!

scrappaleica said...

Sasha, great tour! My boys love playing at your quaint little park. Your house looks absolutely gorgeous in fall!

kim said...

Absolutely darling!!!

michelleb. said...

Your neighborhood is absolutely beautiful. So nice to see so many different styles of houses.

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