OK, finally, here are some shots of the houses around my neighborhood, Mid Beacon Hill. They're mostly modest older homes, some of which have been well-maintained but have fallen victim to questionable aesthetic decisions by different homeowners over the years. And there's too much chain-link fence (which I sometimes refer to as "CLF") for my taste. But there are some well-kept yards, so that's nice. Anyway, you're about to see for yourself.
FYI -- My own house isn't included because we're actively trying (weeds were pulled and ancient concrete was sledgehammered this weekend). We've planted lots and lots of things, and now we need to plan out some hardscaping. We're working on the front of our house this year, I promise.
Lots of photos and a few comments follow.
The lovely woman who lives here does a lovely job keeping up her flowers.
Here's a vertigo-inducing shot of her planting bed.
I like the way these trees are sculpted.
This house almost burned down last August. Nine fire trucks came.
Looks like the remodel/rebuild is almost done.
I love the huge flat-topped boulders in this yard.
What a coincidence that so many VW bus owners park on this street!
I like that pine.
They have one of those garden-hose-coiler-uppers. We need to figure out what to do with our garden hose.
I have more pictures, but they all look like what you've just seen. This is my little neighborhood. It's not very exciting, and there are too few eccentrics. Next time I'll walk down toward the supposedly haunted old Comet Lodge Cemetery.