Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Ok....my town doesn't have much but we do have a cemetery....and this one happens to be near a subdivision.
This cemetery was established around 1838 on the Cady family farm. It was deeded to Palatine Township in approximately 1856 by the Cady family. It is located behind what was once the Cady farm orchard.
It is privately owned and I am not sure when the first and last person was buried here but somewhere in the mid 1800's. It is accessible if you have a key or want to crawl over the gate or go through the bushes in the back....looks kinda sad now.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
My neighbor is an avid gardener. Last year, she found on line a day lily named "Lady Neva". She couldn't resist getting it for me(after all..it IS my name!) and here is the result.....and interestingly....it truly only stays in bloom one day....not like my fire engine red day lilies or my Stella Dora's. Go figure that the name actually means a "day"!
Monday, July 23, 2007
One of the things the village does do is they put up beautiful street signs with the Village Hall (mock castle) on the sign. This intersection has always been confusing because once you cross the street...it is a different street....and why go to all the trouble to make pretty signs when the Stop sign needs a new coat of paint? or maybe a new sign?
Sunday, July 22, 2007
This place is not too far from the train station in Palatine. This is my favorite (and only!)oil change shop. I love these guys...they are honest and they do quick work and they don't take advantage of me because I am a "girl"(ok --woman)...but this day, these guys must've been bored because they all jumped up to do my car...usually a 10 minute job....and I was done in less than 5!....They sure know how to make a girl feel special!....but if you are ever in need of an oil change and are in the area....I would highly recommend Northwest Oilers!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Because we live in an area without industry, our village has to contract with our closest community(Palatine) for fire services....rural....We have no sewers(septic system), no fire hydrants,and we have wells....So, we have to have pumper trucks available for a fire...Let me be the first to tell you that any house that has ever caught on fire in the village has usually been beyond saving. The truck can only hold 1,000 gallons of water. Not enough to put out a fire.....We hope never to have a fire...unless I want to remodel...;0)!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
This barn is actually in unincorporated Inverness on the southern border. There used to be quite a few barns in the area but most of them fell into disuse and then fell down or had to be knocked down....The farmhouse with this barn is now a law office...This one's for Dot!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
here until they needed to move to a bigger facility. This is across the street from yesterday's statue.
There is more information on this building here.
There is more information on this building here.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
This is at the very end of the road from where the train station is(the tall building waaayyy at the end). The train tracks are to the left behind the gray electric box. I like this statue.....especially with the newspaper at the feet!...... almost looks real.
Monday, July 16, 2007
This bar used to be down near here. when the city decided to revamp, they condemned the building this bar was in (it was very old and very decrepit). Durty Nellie's is a very popular Irish bar with music every weekend...sometimes the line to get in is around the building....this is across the street from the train(again!) and the parking building for the commuters is behind this. They do a booming business.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
These are the townhouses across the street from the Palatine train station. This is a maintenance vehicle on the tracks...it was ZOOMING down the tracks....the townhouses were built with commuters to downtown Chicago in mind. Beetle, more red brick for decoration!
Friday, July 13, 2007
You'll remember that the town I actually live in is only homes....no industry, schools, churches, nothing...but we do have lovely parks....3 of them. This one is usually busy with a few little ones during the day and soccer games in the afternoon. This day it was 96* Fahrenheit and no one was out but me and my dog!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
This used to be the most popular restaurant in town...it was an old grocery store that was converted into an Italian restaurant. Eventually, it changed hands...and now it is no longer in business. This is across the street from the Uptown Cafe.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
This is the angled street that I tried to get here! Oh well...practice and all that...what is missing in this one?
The umbrellas over the table. A storm..or so they thought!
The train tracks are to the right in this picture. The new condos are at the end of the angled street. The bar is the building with the red roof.Click to enlarge and you will see a biker on the right toward the condos. Beetle, the red brick on the sidewalk is just decoration but I loved your comments!
Monday, July 9, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
The Lamplighter still looks good from the rear....This is the back of the very cutesy bar. Notice the yellow sign..they are trying to attract the commuters coming home from downtown Chicago. I am a bit of a beer snob, so 2 dollar 24 oz Bud Light won't entice me!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
This is our town hall....It was built in 1940. It was used for the Women's Club of Inverness and the Women's Garden Club as well as a few other clubs. It is used today as our village hall and this also happens to be where I go to vote!
Friday, July 6, 2007
This is the closest train station to my town...it was moved from across the street to this new facility when the community decided to do a major face lift. If you hop on the train here...it takes you 45 minutes to get to downtown Chicago....There is also a Starbucks here so if you didn't get your cappacino from the bar turned coffee shoppe you can always get it from Starbucks-although I find Starbucks to be too bitter for me....I LOVE a good cup of coffee, but NOT Starbucks...guess I am in the minority. !