Sunday, May 6, 2007

Take a walk with us!

Let me start off by asking for some prayers for Greensburg Kansas. Friday evening a tornado destroyed 90% of the town and killed 9 folks.
I thought you would like to see some of the places in our neighborhood. I took these pictures on our morning walk Saturday. This little red victorian house is next door to us. i just love all the gingerbread on it!
This big white house was once a beauty too I am sure. Now it is sitting empty and I can't help but imagine what it could be once again.
Isn't this a cute little yellow house?
This is the church only two doors down from us off our alley. It is very old and we have been attending services there the last two Sundays. The people are so warm and loving. You should see the lovely stain glass windows inside! Sorry, but they don't show well on the outside. Can you tell a lot of our streets are still brick? Pretty to look at but not so pretty to drive on!
Our corner neighbors irises are blooming. They go to the same church and live right behind the church across the alley.
Another cute victorian a block from us.
I just love the stenciling on the porch posts of this little house!
What a cute porch this house has!
I do so hope you enjoyed seeing some of the neighborhood houses! Next week I hope to show you a picture of a very unusual house just a couple blocks from us. The garage looks like a castle!

15 comments:

Dawn said...

Looks like a nice little town! I feel so bad for the tornado victims. It's always something, isn't it?

Thanks for visiting me again! I'm glad you're enjoying my travelogue.

Sharon said...

What lovely pictures Michelle, I love older houses and those were very pretty. I will look forward to seeing the castle garage!

Penless Thoughts said...

Michelle - Thanks for the photos of all the houses and church in your neighborhood. I love these style houses. I'm like you, that one that is empty could be fixed up soooo cute! Have a great week.

Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

P. S. How close is Fort Scott to Greensburg. Those poor people. Our daughter, Jacque, lost everything in Mississippi in Katrina in 2005 so we know what that is like.

Susan

~Velda said...

How lovely!~ looks like your town is very homey, lovely photos

Annemarie said...

Thank you, Michelle for taking us by the hand and leading us through your naighbourhood! I really, really enjoyed it!

Vicki said...

What a cute neighborhood you live in. I loved looking at all the houses. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. And how cool that you have brick streets...I don't think I've ever seen that before...cobblestone, yes, but never brick.

Amydeanne said...

I used to live in kansas and when we did we bought the oldest house we could find. My theory was if it lasted this long it would last a few more tornados; so my heart is praying for the victims and families there!

And the pictures! beautiful stuff!!!

groovyoldlady said...

A lovely neighborhood!

My irises are only about 4 inches tall at this point.

Bummer. MAJOR bummer about the tornado damage. May God have mercy on those folks...

Vonna said...

Isn't it nice to slow down and take a meandering walk and enjoy all the goodness in our lives! I love all your pictures!!!

Susie said...

Hi Michelle,
Loved the walking tour of your area!
The homes are charming!!
My heart and prayers are with the people of Greensburg.
((hugs))

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love the houses. They look like they are out of a picture book. You are very lucky to live in an area such as this. God bless you. connie from Texas

PEA said...

My prayers are indeed with the people in Kansas! Oh how I love all these little houses, especially the red one...so very quaint!! You seem to live in a very well maintained neighbourhood...I want to buy that abandoned house and make a B&B out of it!!! hehe I wish!!! xoxo

Morning Glory said...

Ooooh, I love your neightborhood. It looks like something out of every child's dream of where to spend a childhood. Kind of like Mayberry.

Lili said...

These are lovely houses. Let's make it clear: I dream of seeing a place like this for real once in my life. In the meantime, your pics are a gift. Thanks for sharing, Michelle.
Take care!
Lili