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No effort has been made to stay within the bounds of the truth in this blog as it has always been the view of the management that the truth should never be allowed to stand in the way of a good story.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Fun Monday Jan. 21



Vicki is hosting this anniversary Fun Monday.

Heres da rules;

Here's the assignment. For those of you who did NOT post a picture of your view from your front door, then your assignment is to post a view from your front door. To do this you stand in your doorway looking outside and take a picture. That simple. We (I) want to see what you see when you look out your front door.

For those of you who DID post your view, link back to that post you posted a year ago, and then re-list your very first post ever. We want to see how far you've come baby! Also, if you can, post the comments you received on that post.



As I am a newcomer to Fun Monday I am playing by the first set of rules, here are the views from my front door;


This lovely house is directly over the road so its the first thing I see from my front door


If I glance to my right this lovely old home, now a Bed & Breakfast is what I see.


If I choose to glance left, along my veranda this is the street scene I see.


If I take a couple of steps forward, (and wait until Spring time comes around) this glorious
Jacaranda tree greets me, its the tree on the right side of the photo above.
Couldn't resist showing this photo, I have an annual love affair with the many Jacaranda
trees in Gympie.

While I am out there if I turn around this is the front door complete with my address
done in leadlight.



Hope you enjoyed your visit to "holtieshouse" now go and see some other Fun sites.

34 comments:

Faye said...

Hi Peter! The view out your front door makes me wish I'd waded on over to Australia when I toured New Zealand a couple of years ago--and stayed at your neighbor's B & B.

Willowtree said...

Ah, Queenslanders...there's nothing like them. In reference to houses, I mean that in a good way, in reference to people, not so much...

mjd said...

You live in a lovely place. Can I come for a visit? The Jacaranda tree looks very pretty.

LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ The only thing I remember about my first post was I think you were the only one who read it... the amazing part... you still do read them! A fact I am always thrilled about mate! I am glad to always see your smiling face on my blog every week. ~ jb///

kenju said...

I cannot tell you how much I would like to have jacaranda trees out my doorway, Peter!

my4kids said...

Those Jacaranda trees are pretty! You have some nice houses in your neighborhood.

janet said...

what a cool veranda! and the jacaranda? is awesome.

love your photos.

Alison said...

I am in love with your Jacarunda tree!! I wish we had them...it is absolutely gorgeous!!

Gattina said...

Oh you lucky girl, you see palm trees when you open your door ! and this house is very nice to look at too !

Pamela said...

B & B next door. Wish I had travel plans.

I can't tell you how much I enjoy that Jacaranda. I can imagine you filling your hands with the dropped blossoms and throwing them into the air and dancing - kind of like A Midsummers Night Dream

ChrisB said...

You have such beautiful views, I would love to have that veranda. So many hanging baskets and I do believe I've admired that tree before (or am I imagining this!)it's a lovely colour.

Hootin' Anni said...

LOVE the door! Wow, that's really very impressive. You have a wonderful neighborhood. So serene and quite beautiful. The Jacaranda tree we had in Arizona where we used to live, and the are absolutely breathtaking!!!

Happy Fun Monday.

Gattina said...

Oh geez, I am still laughing, what have I done .. My only excuse is that it was 7 am and I apparently wasn't there yet ! And as most of the bloggers belong to the female sex I didn't even realize that I was wrong ! Sorry !!

Kaycie said...

That tree is beautiful. And I love your front door!

Sandy said...

I now officially have veranda envy.

Great pics.

nekked Lizard Man said...

Great views. I can imagine sitting on the porch and spying on the neighbors - especially the people that visit the B&B next door. I gather from the vegetation you have no snow.... you want some? NLM

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Great views, coming and going! And that tree? Enviable to have that in your line of view, even if it's relatively short lived.

Your veranda is inviting, too...I'd kill all the hanging baskets, I'm afraid, though :/.

Linda said...

Wow, a view from all angles. I wish I'd thought of that. What a lovely view you have from your front door - in any direction!

ellen b. said...

All your views are wonderful! Enjoy!!

Lana G! said...

You have a beautiful neighborhood!

The very nice man said...

Wonderful pictures, Peter! If you ever get bored, just invite me over and I'll bring the drinks! We can sit on your veranda and put the world to rights!

The very nice man said...

Wonderful pictures, Peter! If you ever get bored, just invite me over and I'll bring the drinks! We can sit on your veranda and put the world to rights!

Beckie said...

I will take a couple of those jacaranda trees - they are beautiful! Great view - looks warm too. I like warm.

Karina said...

I love your front door and your veranda seems very nice and inviting too. That tree is GORGEOUS!!!

susan said...

you live in such a nice neighborhood. It's all so pretty!

Michelle said...

I love all the hanging baskets! I am a sucker for plants. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that tree!!

Karmyn R said...

I'm always amazed at the palm trees. Lovely.

Jettie said...

OOHHH I want your veranda and that tree!!! oohhh for pretty!!

karisma said...

Ooh I love your verandah, I always wanted one like that, especially when the kids were little. I would have loved one that went right around the house.

sirdar said...

Love the views. I also noticed that there is no snow...or cold. I've never experienced a winter without snow and cold. That is an awesome tree. Those leaves are so pretty. I can't say I have ever seen one like it. I think we have something that we planted that apparently will have pink leaves..but they don't last long I hear.

Kila said...

WOW! Wish I could come over right now ;) Beautiful!

Joy T. said...

Everything looks so bright and cheery, I love it. I especially love that gorgeous purple blossoming tree in your front yard!

Dave said...

Very cool pictures Peter!!!

Rachel said...

It's all beautiful Peter! I love the house in front of you. Everything looks so green and lush! Oh, that tree picture is lovely!!