Monday, November 12, 2007

Fun Monday #40: the Mother May I edition

Hootin' Anni is our hostess this week and she wanted us to do this (edited for space!):

You're to take 30 GIANT steps away from your computer. 30 GIANT STEPS - IN ANY direction. You may have to make a few turns and pivots so you won't run into any walls or such. After the 30 giant steps, Stop! TAKE A PHOTO AND/OR NOTE WHAT YOU'RE SEEING!! Then, take 15 baby steps back. After the 15 baby steps, Stop! TAKE A PHOTO AND/OR NOTE WHAT YOU'RE SEEING. It's all about your first glance after the giant/baby steps!!!


Ok, here she goes ...

Thirty giant steps from the comfort of my bed and my laptop takes me down two flights of stairs, out my front door and down the seven steps of hell. This is what I see:



We call them the seven steps of hell because they are steep, narrow and freakin' AWFUL to navigate when wet or with your arms full of groceries.

Fifteen baby steps back the other way takes me back UP the seven steps of hell, to my front porch (uh, not really a porch but the only one we have), where I found many more interesting views:

Looking back (and down) from whence I had come:



Looking up (overcast day ... and that "turret" houses the computer that Wonderhubby plays killer free cell on!):



And lastly, to the left, where my roses are having a case of Novemberitis. They were soooo beautiful this summer:



And that's what I got. Mother, may I now go and check out the other Fun Monday particpants. Yes, I may!

30 comments:

cate said...

looks like you have a gorgeous garden and house!

Fun Monday does indeed look like fun...i might have to join in next week! :)

Karina said...

Wow, I have so much to comment on...those steps do look hellish! Does it snow where you live? Because then they'd be down right deadly! Love the "turret"! The roses are beautiful. You have a beautiful home and garden!

Blue Momma said...

Your yard is so lush and green! Just lovely. And you have a turret? How cool are you! I want to see pics of the whole house!

Secret Agent Mama said...

Oh I love, love, love it!! :D

Tiggerlane said...

OMG! Is there any way you can have someone remodel the front so that you don't have those STEPS OF HELL? I would have broken every bone in my body TWICE if I had to navigate those steps!

Sauntering Soul said...

Those steps do look very scary. I can fall down walking in my front yard so those steps would not be good for me.

Your yard and home look incredible!

Phoenix said...

Janet, you have a beautiful house. I love your door, I'm a door freak.

Kaytabug said...

I love it all the turret is too cool! Those steps do look hellish!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

OOh. Your roses are blooming now? I love your side yard with all of the lush green. I love me some turret!

Sandy said...

In the grand scheme of things, does the turret make up for the steps? Maybe?

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Absolutely lovely! I am embarrassed by my post now!

Karmyn R said...

Those are wicked looking steps - I'd hate to have to carry groceries in. But - the garden and turret make up for it. Very beautiful.

laurie said...

oh my gosh what a cool house!!!
i love the turret.
i hate the steps. but you could tear them out and have them rebuilt, right? we did that with our basement steps, which i fell down once.

Robinella said...

Very pretty out of doors. My buttbone hurts looking at those steps.

willowtree said...

Wow, you've got a turret, that's so cool!!

Hootin'Anni said...

Absolutely a great post for this week!!! Amazing yard, and extraordinary home

lisa's chaos said...

Are you going to redo those stairs? Looks like you could break your neck on those things. Wow! Love the turret!

alisonwonderland said...

i don't know where you live, but it sure is green and gorgeous there! as soon as it starts to snow here, can i come visit? :o)

DabookLady said...

your yard area is sop pretty and I love the view looking up...so your a reader too...I cannot get enough..

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Love love love the lush garden and the turret. The steps not so much.

Somehow I don't get the feeling that you live in the gloomy midwest.

dawn said...

Wow, what a beautiful yard. Despite the 7 steps, you have a lovely entrance, and I love the turret.

Bren said...

what a beautiful garden! I really like the arch that you have. I'd love something like that in my yard!

Sirdar said...

Love the look of the hill beside your house. The picture gives it a nice gardeny type look. I like it!!

mjd said...

I am glad that you explained about the steps of hell; they do look rather treacherous. Your lawn, on the other hand, looks like the Garden of Eden.

Serina Hope said...

I love your house. It looks so perfect.

Junebug said...

Janet! You never told me you lived in a castle!! I like it. And look at that green yard!!

bermudabluez said...

Yikes! I would definitely have multiple broken bones by now with the steps!! I fall down walking forward on straight pavement...love the turret!

Robin said...

You have a beautiful yard and home. The steps are scary. Are they on your list for your next home remodel project?

Happy fun monday

Robin of mytwo blessings

Pamela said...

It smelled earthy and green and I enjoyed it immensely.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh catching up. I love your garden, and your turret is gorgeous. Are you ever tempted to dangle a plait over the top and wait for a prince??
I would be.

 
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