Pamela at The Dust Will Wait is hosting this week's Fun Monday. She said: "I want to see what you see on any given morning this week; from somewhere very near where you live. Front porch, back porch, down the street, around the corner. Just makes sure it's your neighborhood. Post a photo that will send me to the travel agent to book a weekend at your local Bed & Breakfast."
Well then, without further ado, here is the view from my balcony:
Not too shabby, right? Actually, living in a condo complex, at the top of a hill, I have one of the nicest views of any of the condos here. My apartment faces the "driveway" into our complex, and on any given day I can catch squirrels running to and fro, birds flying from tree to tree, and the random neighborhoo cat searching for the aforementined critters. My apartment also faces south, so I get some really great sunshine in the mornings and early afternoons. Perfect for sitting on the balcony with a good book when the weather is nice. When the weather is not so nice? Well, this is the view from my balcony in the winter time:
Yes, that driveway is quite treacherous with snow (you should see the portion of the hill that is not visible in this photo), but they do a good enough job of keeping it plowed most days.
Here is a shot taken from my bedroom window on that same winter day...another one of my views:
I don't actually open the blinds much in that room though, so it's not a view I see very often.
But, since Pamela wanted to see something to make her run out and book the nearest B&B (I don't think we have B&B's around here, but hey, we have very nice hotels), I figured I'd give you a bit more.
The following shots are not exactly from my neighborhood since I live off a pretty busy street, and therefore, not in a very photogenic area. But, they are from the boulevard at the Merrimack River, about 10 minutes from my house. I walk there almost daily when the weather is nice, so I consider it part of my neighborhood. (Most of these shots were taken during an exceptionally warm day in January of this year, I wanted to go out and get some recent photos, but was still feeling too sick most of last week, and this weekend have been busy doing everything I couldn't do because I was sick).
I was all excited about showing some "Foliage" shots, since we get some really drastic colors around here, but the unseasonably hot weather we've been having (it was high 80's most of last week) have kept the leaves from changing yet. We're hoping from some fiery colors in the next few weeks.
Also, if you want to see a new side of me, check out the post below this one, and for a LawBoy update, go down one more, or click here.