Saturday, July 25, 2020

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, but some neighborhoods are more beautiful than others

The image below is not a blow-up of a paramecium surrounded by green mold, nor is it a paisley-shaped creature atop a bed of broccoli florets.

No, friends, it is an aerial photo taken a few days ago of part of my neighborhood. The entire subdivision has around 400 houses. My house is included the photo.


From the air, the houses seem very close together, but they don't seem all that close at street level. Most of the lots are about 1/3 of an acre.

Not too far away, other people live in houses that are bigger than my entire lot:



Mrs. RWP has always said she wouldn't want to live in a big house. It is just more to have to keep clean, she says, and besides, you can only live in one room at a time anyway.

That's what Mrs. RWP says.

Here's what I say:

Be it ever so humble, or not, there's no place like home.

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  1. You're right. It is a beautiful neighborhood.

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    1. Emma, only the aerial shot is of my neighborhood. The big houses are somewhere else.

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  2. Both you and Mrs RWP are right - but some homes (humble or not) are neither welcoming or safe.

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  3. IT's a pretty neighbourhood! My house is small and thats fine by me

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    1. kylie, our house is near the left edge of the photo at about 8:45 o'clock. It's the one with no tree in the front yard; we had a big silver maple removed when its roots were getting too close to our foundation.

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  4. That looks like a nice green neibourhood.
    You couldn't pay me enough money to live in one of those monstrosities...
    Alphie

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    1. Alphie Soup, we have lived here 17 years come September.

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  5. I agree with both of you.
    Cool shot of your subdivision.
    My husband got a drone a few months ago, and things look so neat from up there.

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  6. Kathy, the photo was taken by a neighbor who was riding with a friend in a single-engine plane.

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  7. What struck me is how verdant everything is. I was going to say green but then I remembered that this is a highbrow blog so adjusted accordingly.

    On the point of living in one room at a time I happened to think to myself today that I spend a lot of time wandering between rooms because I actually tend to use my kitchen as a base but my jigsaw is in the conservatory which is 3 doors away, my study is 1 door away through the utility room and my living room is a central room with a lot of doors. I live in a bungalow ie it's on one floor.

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    1. Graham, just thank God for small favours. Think how confusing it would be if your jigsaw were in your kitchen and your food were in your conservatory.

      The word verdant appears in Harry Rowe Shelley's arranagement of the 23rd Psalm, "The King Of Love My Shepherd Is":

      "The King Of Love My Shepherd Is"

      I'm thinking of including it in my next post.

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  8. That top picture could be the basis for a new computer game in which participants zap houses for points. Of course there would be a healthy bonus for zapping Brague Mansion. May Day! May Day! KERRPOW!

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    1. Neil, you are one sick puppy, do you know that?

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