A fellow dispatcher from the great state of Minnesota, Dave at The Life of a Father of Five, recently did a post on his "crib" aka house and asked his readers to follow suit and post pictures of their own humble abodes. Dave's abode is a lot less humble than mine as his comes complete with a three-car garage and nice driveway, a lovely deck in the back, and a yard free of leaves but I figured what the heck? Why not! However, after culling through my collection of photos, I couldn't really find one that I liked so I went out into the dark of night and snapped a couple of pictures. I threw the one of my favorite wind chime in because I like it plus it does a nice job of showing off the woodwork on the porch posts!
This other picture shows off my front door and no, the color isn't out of whack - my front door is a nice bright yellow. "Why?", you may ask. It's a feng-shui thing to be perfectly honest and it was the color that was recommended after I figured out the direction of my door and a whole bunch of other stuff that I can't remember right at the moment! The rest of the house is white on the bottom with red on the top so the front door really stands out but I like the bright and cheery color and even painted my mailbox to match!
Also, if you noticed that the ceiling of the porch is painted blue that's in keeping with the age of the house and the tradition back then of painting the ceiling of the porch to match the sky. In the lowlands of South Carolina ceilings are painted blue for a different reason which is to ward off evil spirits but I think here in New England it's really meant to mimic the sky. Either way, it goes nicely with my bright yellow door!
As for the rest of the house itself, it's hard to get a really good picture unless I were to drag a ladder across the street or a chair to stand on as my house is elevated from the road with a walk-out basement down below. Every time I take a picture I'm shooting up so it makes the house look a little bit distorted but I think you can get the general idea!
As you can tell, I need to get outside with a rake - or better yet send Amanda out with one! - but for the most part, that's it - the place we call home (be it ever so humble). Oh, and just as a bonus picture, I took this next picture around midnight or so a couple of nights ago when it was really way too cold to be outside taking night shots but I kind of like it anyway because you can see the stars in the sky above the house. You'll notice there are no orbs hanging around so apparently that blue ceiling on the porch is working!
So how about you guys, you want to show me what your "crib" looks like? I'd love to see it!