Our next door neighbors have put a pot of bright pansies in front of their house -lots of bright yellows and oranges to light up our day!
Monday = Melanie’s Share Your World!
How well do you know your next-door neighbors? Do you like them? (credit to Cyranny for the question)
I do know our next door neighbors, George & Gail, but not very well. We have not lived here very long. At our former residence, I knew most of my neighbors, partially thanks to their friendliness and partly due to the annual block party. My next-door neighbor was a horticultural landscaper and she helped me start and expand my garden. Our neighbors across the street invited us to their New Year’s party every year, as well as their daughters’ graduation parties. These neighbors, in particular, were ones that I’d always stop to talk to. So yes,, I liked them.
Do you have a full length mirror? (credit to Sadje for the rest of the questions)
Yes. After we had lived here for several months, I got frustrated about not having a full length mirror, since at our old house, we had two of them, one on the second floor and one on the first floor. So we finally bought one when we were shopping at Target or Meijer. It’s now hanging on the outside of our bathroom door.
(for the ladies) How long do you spend putting on make-up in the morning?
None. I don’t wear make-up and never have. Anytime I tried to wear makeup, it would get in my eyes and irritate them. But even if it didn’t irritate my eyes, I wouldn’t bother with make-up unless I had a really noticeable zit (which invariably happened on picture day at school!).
How many items of clothing are in your bedroom (or closet) and not hung up?
Usually none, except for clothes in the hamper. But right now there is an outfit I want to wear again, but I didn’t want to wear it to exercise today and I was going to the fitness center. Just a pair of pants and a shirt.
GRATITUDE QUESTION (as always optional)
Do you have a happy place?
Anywhere there are flowers and nature.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week has the topic Anything Man-made.
Since we moved to The Moorings of Arlington Heights three months ago, I have not confined my walks to the campus – I’ve been exploring the surrounding neighborhood as well! Here are some doors and other scenes from my new neighborhood.
This birdhouse has a tiny little brown door!
Garage doors – in triplicate!
The next three are from the same house.
Within the campus of our senior community, there is a round white barn, which is what remains of the farm that was on this site before The Moorings was built.
Finally, I end with another tiny door – a birdhouse at our old house in Des Plaines!
Photographed during a walk in my neighborhood and posted for Cee’s FOTD 7/23/19.
Taken in my neighborhood and at Chicago Botanic Garden for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close-Ups of Flowers.
I am adding my photo of peonies to Cee’s FOTD 6/11/19! Most likely this will be my last entry for the month. We are leaving for France later today!
Close-up: I had never really looked at the inside of a peony before. These have opened up all the way, revealing their fertile interiors!
Long view: the whole bush!
Au revoir! Back in mid-July!
Posted for Cee’s FOTD 6/4/19.
Last week in a previous FOTD post, I mistakenly identified violas as pansies. Now I know better! So here are some more violas for Cee’s FOTD 5/31/19.
I’m following Cee’s lead today, with her FOTD 5/30/19. I rarely get good pictures of irises.