Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Not only does my friend collect Santa's and bears, she is also a "seasonal decorator"! She decorates her house for the season or holiday that is next. This is her stove around Valentine's Day. She has quite a talent for this and she has some lovely pieces I have admired (ok...salivated over would be a better word!)over the years. I LOVE her stove as well!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
This is a concept car.... it's a new version of the Riveria which has been around for years and years---it is made by Buick. I think it has changed the most since its introduction into the car world back in 1963 as a personal luxury car. I thought this was a very pretty car but I am not sure about the door!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
I do get out of Inverness! We went to the Auto Show over the weekend which was held at McCormick Place....a huge convention center near Lake Michigan. This is the entrance into the show. I was amazed at the variety of cars and concept(a prototype car?) cars they had. For a girl who only wants to put a key in and turn it on so it will go, this was quite the exhibit. Who knew there were so many cars in the world? Apparently everyone but me!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I seem to be stuck on neighbor's doors. This is another neighbors door(thanks!). I have always found it interesting as to what kind of doors people pick when they are building their house...as mentioned before...we went for functional not beautiful...I imagine these are more functional than I would think!!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
This sign is in the front of my subdivision. It just means that there is no other way out....so you can't "cut through" this neighborhood to get to another one. The other sign underneath it (Neighborhood watch community)hopefully gives robbers a pause that someone in the neighborhood will be watching them should they chose to break in. Although in 23 years of living here, we have only had kids do stupid things to houses and to the sigins in the front.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Northern Illinois University is the closest State University to Inverness. Not more than an hour or so away. My neighbor's son attends this school (he is fine, thanks).
I can't imagine the horror of the parents who received phone calls yesterday that their child had been killed by a crazed shooter on their student's university campus while attending class. My sorrow knows no bounds. Please keep these families in your prayers.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
This is a "Dunkin' Donuts" near me. I like their coffee. You have to really want coffee or donuts to attempt this parking lot. The store is hemmed in by LOTS of snow plowing. Starbucks is just to the left in this picture but I prefer anything besides Starbucks which I find oily and rancid and bitter....but then, this is only my opinion!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
This is an antique lightning rod. The ball in the middle would explode if struck by lighting. It is also a weather vane....two for the price of one! This is obviously just used as decoration here but I will show you some on a roof soon!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
If you stand on the rosewood inlay and look up, this is what you see. This is a beautiful chandelier as well as the detail in the keyhole in the ceiling. One of the nice things about this is the chandelier lowers for cleaning purposes! neat.
Friday, February 8, 2008
This is overlooking a protected area. I thought the swing looked lovely if not a bit lonely. I have a colleague who passed away suddenly and today is his funeral. This looked like something he would have enjoyed appreciating..the serenity, the beauty, the solitude. May he RIP.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
There are many stunning features to my friend and neighbor's house. She is quite happy to have me share(thanks!). This is part of the entry way floor for this house. It was designed by OshKosh floors. It is really quite beautiful....
Saturday, February 2, 2008
There are only 6.5 square miles of our town. Only about 6700 people, according to the last census. Many areas look like this after the 6 or so inches of snow we got. This happens to look out over a nature preserve of some sort....not sure the exact nature as I did not walk it~
Friday, February 1, 2008
Our city is known for being an independent community with beautiful homes on acre minimums. There is no industry in our town and our most recognized landmark is the Village Hall.
Please visit all the theme day participants.!
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