Most work days I go for a half hour walk at lunch time. When working at the library, I had a great route that gave me hills and stairs. Our Wallingford house does not have such steep hills, which I prefer from a driving perspective, but I don’t get as much exercise this way. However, I love walking around the neighborhood and seeing all the beauty and quirk it possesses.
My Favorite House
There is one house in particularly that I love in this neighborhood. The house is light green with white trim and purple steps. The front door is glass with large whimsical flowers painted on it. I feel a little awkward taking pictures of people’s houses close up so you might just need to trust me that it’s a magical house.
The property also has multiple fairy doors next to the concrete steps and in the trees.
I love all the mosaics I see in random spots around Wallingford. About a year ago I stumbled across Seattle Mosaic Arts and I meant to go back and take a class but never seemed to have a good time to do it.
Here’s their signs:
There are also many other mosaics around the neighborhood. One of my favorites is the stairs:
There are many, many, signs around the neighborhood but below are some of the more unique one.
The fence below has multiple messages that says things like:
- Take care of one another 🙂
- One day at a time . . .
- Love one another
- You are loved
- Not one Not two Together
- It’s ok to cry
- this too shall pass
- We all have each other
Another section of the sign:
- Community is everything
- Enjoy what you have!
- Share a message [arrow pointing down to chalk]
- Love = Soup [heart] XO
- Spread community
- Bears in windows
There are several places where poems have popped up. Here’s one:
Clearly these are stressful times
So why not try and bust some rhymes?
As long as you are staying home
Why not give the world a poem?
This one’s here to get you started . . .
Don’t be shy or chickenhearted.
Imagine it’s a gift for others,
Children, grammas, daddys, mothers!
We’re all in need of fun distractions,
Kindly deeds and interactions.
So this is my shout out to you,
Friends and neighbors old and new!
This isn’t a sign as much as it is adding art to covered up windows/doors while the business is closed.
And in honor of when Calvin starts learning to drive . . .