This house is just a few blocks away, and I love the way they have decorated the yard and tiny porch. It cheers me up just to see it.
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.
When we moved into our home over 30 years ago, we had a lovely view of the river out back. But since then, they have built townhouses between our back yard and the river. So they are basically in our back yard. The owners do keep them really pretty, though. Here are some shots of how they decorate.
“True luxury is being able to own your time - to be able to take a walk, sit on your porch, read the paper, not take the call, not be compelled by obligation.”
Behold our local neighborhood barber shop.
In front, they have a wooden homemade barbershop quartet.
Of course a barber stands beside them, waiting to cut their hair.
Beside them stands some kind of strange Aztec looking bird.
And on the other side is a row of old beat-up bicycles. The charm of small locally owned shops.
"No matter what barbershop you go to, there's always that guy who's just hanging around and doesn't do much, but knows everything that's going on in the community."
This mural is in the heart of Charlottesville, Va. The artist said that beside painting what he had planned, he also included people he saw nearby. Like a workman, children playing ball, or someone grilling.
Many of our buildings have large format murals that are of varying subject matter, and we've found that those are the sort of things that make people stop, digest, and absorb.
We live in the Shenandoah Valley, at the foot of Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. So we are down in a valley. To get to the neare...