Friday, September 17, 2021

Village of the Arts, 2021

 


Not all the houses in the village are bright colors, but I still love them.

I found this post in my blogger drafts since July 14th.
It is now Clear the Drafts Week.
 PS to Thankful Thursday on Friday
I am thankful these old homes have been preserved.

Thankful for a car to drive, a dog to hang out the window, a cell to snap these photos
 and for a husband to direct me on where, how and how fast or slow to drive..




Many of the homes are Spanish influence, also built in the 1920's. Hubby doesn't care for these, I love them! So what else is new? 
 Bob and I often laugh at just how competitive we are. But I laugh MORE!

My blog friend Rose, loves to read my conversations with Bob. She sent me my label Conversation and asked do these still make me laugh. 
Well, this one did. 
prior post




21 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I really like the Spanish ones. They are like little villas or chapels.

Tigger said...

We're all smiling. We love your art deco houses too. When you have nothing better to do look up the history of Napier (town in NZ north island). Today is is famous for its art deco period buildings.
And as for conversations, F says there is a difference between an argument and a dispute, and she reckons good dispute is healthy....(Mr B doesn't see the distinction and regards it all as unwelcome conflict - and that causes an argument......)

easyweimaraner said...

I love it a lot... all this homes have a kind of welcome what speaks to me while watching them ;O)

Hootin' Anni said...

Rofl...you say: "Bob and I often laugh at just how competitive we are. But I laugh MORE!"

That cracked me up.

My favorite of adobe homes is white with red tile roof.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I like the Spanish style houses. It is always nice to see any home preserved. I remember the days of our dogs hanging out the car window, with their ears flapping. MY hubby does most of the talking, I can hardly get a word into a conversation. Have a happy day and a great weekend!

Ann said...

So Bob is a back seat driver just like Wade used to be. It made me crazy. I would often do the exact opposite of what he would tell me.
I love the house in the first picture. The Spanish houses? I'm kind of on the fence with those.

diane b said...

Interesting old architecture and it is good that they are kept. I giggled at Bob helping you drive.

Zoolatry said...

Ditto on those Spanish-influenced homes ... hubby and I fell in love with one near Winter Park long ago while house hunting, but at 800 sq ft overall, weren't sure we could manage living that "close together"!!! Either of these I'd choose in a NY-Minute!

Rose said...

'for a husband to direct me on where, how and how fast or slow to drive..'...you forgot to say that he tells you when to cut the wheel! I am sitting here with tears in my eyes...over this and over 'But I laugh MORE!' What a great start to the day!

My Mind's Eye said...

BOL BOL Maybe Beau needs to sit up front and Bob in the backseat since he is a backseat driver. I really like the first two homes.
Happy Weekend
Hugs Cecilia

Mevely317 said...

FIRST, I'm so glad you linked up that previous post. Even tho' I see where I commented, the re-read was a hoot! Neither Tom or I are quick to anger, but he hangs onto it like molasses.

These are great homes, but I'm in LOVE with #2. I want to sit out in that sweet enclosed porch and drink my coffee every morning. 'Was obsessing earlier, how on earth do they get in???, then figured it's on the right side behind the big plant.

Tigger said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Napier - they have a big 'between the wars' festival every year - great clothes, great cars... They had an earthquake and fire that destroyed the town in 1931, which explains why the rebuild was so much of an era.
As for the olives - they are not straight off the tree. All olives with the exception of Throubes, have to be fermented (like making saukraut) before you can eat them. These ones have different extra flavours - like lemon, garlic etc, and there are green, black and Kalamata (F's favorite ones) to choose form.

Olde Dame Holly said...

Being that 99.9999% of the houses here are Spanish style, Mission, Mexican, etc style, I go searching for houses that are NOT that style! I love the old bungalow styles, the ranch styles, the little clapboard houses! Well, I like any home that is fixed up cute! I guess the Spanish style where you are goes back to Ponce de Leon's excursions? Wasn't he the one looking for the Fountain of Youth in Florida? I think he found the Fountain of Humidity and Mosquitoes instead LOL. I miss Florida! I had to laugh about the way your husband tells you to drive -- my husband evidently thinks I'm so dumb I need instruction on how to pull into the driveway properly...!

Chatty Crone said...

The little houses look like villas - the housing there is so different and unique!

NanaDiana said...

Love those old houses. John and I are very different in our outlook on things. I used to post conversations we had and should go back to doing that one of these days. xo Diana

photowannabe said...

I went back to your 2018 link and had a good giggle all over again.
You 2 are really are competitive for sure. Dave and I would never survive. I guess that's why I'm married to Dave and you are married to Bob...haha...
Love the different house styles in you part of the country. The first house in the beige tones is what I call a "Grandma" house. I do like those with nice front porches.
Because we're in California we see a lot of Spanish influence...it's not my favorite but it does say history of our area.
Hope you are having a good day today.
Almost time for my eldercare stint.
Sue

Debby@Just Breathe said...

We have some Spanish styles just like those here in some of the old neighborhoods. Cute post and of course you laugh more!

Inger said...


The Spanish style house ih the middle looks so much like our Los Angeles house. Former house, I should say. It was built in 1928. Errol completely redid the interior. Our tall fence was covered in multi-colored bougainvillea. Errol planted three different colors and later they mixed. I really like that neighborhood in your city. That and the artsy one.

CheerfulMonk said...

For some reason I like that first house the best. It looks so peaceful.

Catherine - Mixed Media Artist said...

I remember when I had semi parted from my now ex. Semi because we still had a business together, and I would arrive in the afternoon and then drive him home at close of day. One time during that period, he was in his usual frame of mind/words and whining and moaning to a point when I suddenly said very loudly "if you don't shut up, you can get out here..." here was a long way from home, and it was by then rather dark!
There was silence...the next morning my hosts called him and said "C won't be in today, she is unwell"...and he started to say what about me...when my host slammed down the phone in his ear (before cellphones)
He didn't change but he was more mindful about when to say anything...

DeniseinVA said...

Homes are so pretty and I do like the Spanish influence. I remember this kind of architecture when we used to live in California. Moving here it seems to be all colonial style housing. I love your conversations with Bob also :)