Went outside and was drawn to the courtyard of the church across the street.
Several older camellia bushes were blooming their heads off!
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
A.E. Housman 1859 - 1936
Here's a heads up for anyone who would like to move to this neck of the woods: Although it's not on the market yet, my wonderful next door neighbors will be putting their gorgeous home on the market sometime this summer. It's a fabulous Victorian with scrumptious woodwork and stained and leaded glass in just about every room! (Including a huge magnolia triptych in the dining room.) I noticed how beautiful their house looked as I walked back across the street.
That jut out part in the front is an extension of the basement and was originally added to the house long ago and was a bakery. Later, it was a t.v. repair shop and because it was historically used as a business, it could be re-opened as a little cafe or something. There are several hospitals just up the street and many of the workers park in the neighborhood and they're always looking for places to eat lunch. Anyway, it's been re wired, plumbed, bathroom and kitchen hook ups installed so it could be a mother -in-law apartment/ rental, business, or really cool craft area. The house is really special and since our house is directly to the right of this one, it would be great if our new neighbors were as cool as the ones we currently have!