My Sunday Walk

As many of my readers know, on winter weekends when I am not skiing, I almost always take a walk. This time, I stayed in my immediate neighborhood. Please join me.

I find this creepy, and possibly downright evil.

A strange and rather hostile person lives here. I give her a wide berth.

Here’s an example of the unpretentious cottages that make this place so special.

And here’s what people are tearing down the charming cottages to build. Completely un-charming boxes. Blech.

This magnolia doesn’t look like anything now, but in a couple of weeks, it’ll knock your socks off.

Check out those fat buds, just getting ready to burst open and make the entire street  corner beautiful.

My next stop was my neighbor’s yard, to say hi to his chickens. They were enjoying the sun and scratching up a storm. I thanked them for their delicious eggs and moved on.

My neighbor’s a commercial fisherman, who sometimes finds cool stuff like these whale vertebrae and brings them home.

He also gathers surf clams (who doesn’t?) and just leaves the empty shells on his driveway. Once they’ve been driven over a few times, they make a nifty surface.


It’s a Yankee thing.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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8 Responses to My Sunday Walk

  1. Is that Grumpy? Having a bad day. I’ve seen crushed shells used as a path in some of our seaside villages. Was appalled to read about an island with a Plastic Beach – where our garbage washes up and is crushed by the waves. The ‘sand’ is plastic grains.


  2. cj wright says:

    Love the chickens!


  3. Your area looks very charming. I love the chickens! We’re actually allowed to have chickens in residential back yards in my city, but I’ve yet to see any around here. I think it’s such a cool thing to do.


    • dirtynailz says:

      It is charming – a little less so when the tourists are here in the summer, but still nice. I love getting my eggs from chickens I can actually see, and know the eggs are fresh and the chickens are well-treated and content. Those things are important to me.


  4. carolgardens says:

    I’m new to the blogging world. So happy I found yours. I also love the chickens and the whole idea of blogging about your own neighborhood. Thanks!


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