Hey There, I am taking you on our walk we take when we take walks...This is where we live and I have been itchin to show you the homes here and some of my favorites..love the quirks and the differences here..Indianola use to be a weekenders/fishing village way back when..so the homes are quite small and quaint..the newer homes (will point those out) they are big and some just don't fit the flavor of Indianola in my opinion..so we left at 9:30 am this morning and it was still a bit cool and overcast like it was going to rain..but it didn't turned out to be a nice humid warm day..but the picture above is of low lying clouds as we started out..
This house is about 2 blocks from ours..it is a cedar shake and painted in deep purple with kind of a green/yellow trim..and I tell you it is so much prettier in person..I just love the color on this house..and not every house can pull off this color..click on to get a better view...I love her cottage garden too...
Here is her trellis in the front yard walkway..I think she just put this in..used with beach wood I bet..neat huh?
this on the same road heading closer to town..this house has definitely seen better days..but I love the charm of it..The gentleman that lives here carves about 20 pumpkins every halloween and displays them on the porch railing all lit up..he does some neat pumpkin carving...the house next to it is one of those "huge houses" that we just don't like..don't care for that color scheme either..but they have a beautiful yard...
Here is our little general store about a mile from our house..I used to work there for about 3 months..they decided to let me go for an old employee..they said it was cut backs..but the gal that replaced me was working there more hours then they gave me...it was fun while it lasted...:)
Here is the dock right next to the store..they have fireworks here every year the saturday before the 4th and they are so good and so close to home..we stand on the docks and watch them and then walk home..we have Indianola days here every year around the end of July..the tide goes out to the end of the dock....it is so neat..they have sand castle building contest, a gift show..an old car show and a pet parade..then they close off our main road and we have a salmon bake and chit chat with the locals..fresh flowers are on the tables in old canning jars..and desserts are made from the local folk here too..we go to this sometimes...great way to meet our neighbors..bunch of hippies here...;)
this is the clubhouse where the giftshows are held and they do dinner/theatre here too..I used to do the christmas shows here..but they don't advertise to well and it dies by 12 noon and then its just he locals..and they are all looky loos..no buyers..so I quit..next to it is our post offfice..and across the street (not shown) is our pavillion where the salmon bake is held and where the local farmers market is held on saturdays...they just remodled it and the clubhouse....
this is one of my favorite homes..it has a huge river rock fireplace and when she decorates for christmas with all the white twinkly lights..it is so pretty..
this is my friend Ron's house.. he works part time at the post office and is just a neat guy..so is his wife Stephanie..I love their yard...:)
They just remodeled this home and put the siding on and painted the trim..don'tch just love the color choice..I love it!!!!!! :)
Tucker was being a goober and wasn't listening and kept pulling on his leash.so Mike aka Daddy picked him up and walked him...isn't he precious...little stinker..:)
met a cute puppy along the way..dogs run rampant here with no adult supervision...its a big peeve of mine here..they just don't care what their dogs are doing as long as it isn't in their yard..very few walk their dogs on leashes...we are responsible pet owners..:)
I think this is a "funky Junky" sisters house..I spied a pink fridge there the weekend before they did their big show..I am just guessing though.. I toured this house years ago when it was brand new...pretty home..:)
We met this cute gal and her two little boys..Cinncinatis is the little tank in the front and Lara is her name and the oldest petting the other dog is Percival..cute names us
not a very good picture as the yard is over grown...this house is up for sale..but where we were standing..this use to be an apple orchard as part of their yard..very pretty...
This another huge house but it fits the neighborhood as it sits on a big lot..and they just put in that fence..we spied two puppys behind it...
This is manufactured home and it doesn't look like it..I love it..this gal put up all that rock you see at the bottom of the home herself..looks like they stained the cedar siding...
Here is a very primitive looking fence using old windows and just scraps of wood for the fencing..I love this..there go Mike and Tucker...hey wait up...
Oh I love this home and yard..isn't it beautifully manicured? they have always taken good care of this place..love the yard..
here is my friend Cathys house..you can see her blue/periwinkle arbor..I love her home and love her too..
here is a neats sign and sculpture..the gate on our home is the same builder of this dragon..they do awesome work..
The guy that is building this house is doing it all by himself..just the cutest looking cottage ever..I love those dormers...and the round part as well.that is the staircase..
this is the first one he built..the one above is just down the road from this one..It is really a one person house..but I just love the way he landscaped it with Lavendar...he grows it too...he owns the local crepe place in Kingston about 10 minutes from here...I got to tour this when it was almost done..didn't get to see it with all the appliances etc..maybe the one he is currently building....;)
here is the Indianola "living Hope" church...it is right behind our house..we hear the church bells ring every sunday at 10:30 am.. they have strawberry cake sale every 4th of july and a white elephant thrift sale too..I pick up some nice bargains too..and enjoy a piece of strawberry shortcake too..I used to clean this church..years ago...it is very quaint indeed..the first monday of the month they have a dinner that is only 3 dollars and is a home cooked meal..we have gone a couple of times..nice to meet and eat with the neighbors.:)
we are almost home and Tucker got to meet 3 more local dogs..Oly, Ralph and I can't remember the others name..
here is my clematis with its one and only bloom..I love it...I am having the hardest time with this plant..I have 2 on either side of our trellis in the front and I finally got a bloom.I am hoping to get them both trailing over each other and getting big and bushy with lots of blooms..hopefully next year..until then I will enjoy this one..:)
here is after...he also power washed the sides of the garage..looks like a new garage.. the house is next for the siding siding to be done..and the windows..
here is the boat getting power washed..he is hopefully going to get her fixed so he can move it down to the marina where he works..and out of the yard..I hate this boat...I don't like sailing as I am not a swimmer and don't like leaning to the water..scares me to death...he takes friends when he goes.I used to..but no more..Well that is the tour of our neighborhood..we came home and I mowed the lawn and pulled more weeds from the neighbors yard and it looks 100% better..they just left for Thailand last night..I filled up a huge contractors garbage bag full of weeds..zip tied it up and put it next to their garbage can..it will go out with the garbage next week..I worked in our yard to day too.. pulling up morning glory and berry bushes..that morning glory is evasive and we have been trying for years to get it out of our yard...so I made some progress today before I pooped out..A nice hot shower and I am good to go..Tonights menu..Cobb salads...chicken..avacodo, bacon, onions, arugula, and gorganzola cheese..well gotta run and make dinner..we are going to park it on the couch and watch a movie...have a wonderful weekend if I don't post again..think Iam going to decorate the front porch for the 4th..it is time...Take care and thanks for taking a walk with me..(it was 2-1/2 miles by the way)...:)