Queen Anne Style Components:
- steep roof lines ✓
- asymmetrical ✓
- one-story porch ✓
- differing outer wall surfaces ✓
- ornamental brackets and/or spindles ✓
- turrets or towers
- bay windows
I have photographed and discussed my neighbors' home so often. Allow me to do so again. We are looking at the back of the home, which surprisingly has more details than the current front. That's because the end we're seeing used to be "the front."
Once upon a time, it was a grand old Queen Anne home with a porch wrapping around the corner and across the front. In fact, in summertime photos, the former stairs climbing from the lower lawn can be seen. A large entry door was once there where the windows are now. There was once a circular drive and the horses would climb the hill and enter the carriage house through the doors you see just beyond the deck. (The deck is a recent addition in the past twenty years.)
When I was a teenager, I visited the home several times with my youth group. Why? Because it was the only nursing home in town (now we have none) and we were invited to play games, sing, and visit with the inhabitants.
I have always enjoyed the view beyond my windows. My neighbors do a beautiful job of maintaining their home and lawn.
To the right, see Kim's beautiful spring blog entry here at Happy at Home. If you're starved for spring colors...
The rest of the afternoon was given to watching episodes of Victorian Farm, which you can find at You Tube in their entirety. Lovely!
|Still using "snow setting"|
|~Bottles of index fluid~|
We got quite a kick out of reading what you had to say yesterday. You're such a fun bunch of folks!
Tip: I keep lots of fingernail polish on hand for John's use. He is forever asking for some so that he can index things as you see above and below. The eyes aren't what they once were for either of us and so marking cords for electronics is handy.
He gave me a little lesson on dialing in motors that you might also find helpful except that my eyes glazed over at about the thirty-second mark. ☺ He also told me that in machinery the index mark is referred to as a "witness" mark and I really liked that term so have remembered it.
A happy day to you...