Thursday, November 10, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
An anonymous mansard hunter shared with me this mansard in Shelter Island, NY. Amazing! It's a little cottage with a balcony and walk-out. Love it. I have to admit, this Missouri girl wasn't very familiar with Shelter Island but I'm glad to see this little sliver of mansard paradise. Thank you, anonymous mansard hunter.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
This past weekend, I took Gus and his sister to Indianapolis for Gus' hockey tournament. I was so excited to find the Monon trail by the rink. The Monon is much like the Katy trail in Missouri - a railline converted to running/biking trail.
Speaking of Monon, Depauw University and Wabash College in Indiana battle annually for the Monon Bell. My grandfather was the coach at DePauw and had an impressive Monon win record.
Found lots of cute Craftsman homes in Carmel and some big ol' mansards.
|My grandfather Tommy Mont, post- Monon win.|
|More Monon. And more Japanese horsetail, please. We don't use near enough of it here in Missouri. Love it here.|
Saturday, September 17, 2016
One of the joys of ownership of a proper Italianate mansard circa 1880 is its annual upkeep. My great neighbors to the south recently had to do a lot of work on their mansard as featured on this blog in October 2015. Here is the finished product. Quite beautiful! It also costs a fortune, as in the same cost as a mid size sedan, as we are learning. Bravo to Mr and Mrs z. Beautifully done.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
In plain sight and yet so far away! This house is visible from Highway 270 northbound but I've never got off the highway and actually taken a good picture. At long last, while taking the girls to lacrosse practice at DeSmet high school, I was able to stop and take a proper picture. And, bonus, homeowners were having a garage sale!
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
I think I've said it before on these pages but I love Epiphany. In my mind it is the transition point from Christmas season to Mardi Gras season. Also, my second daughter was baptized on epiphany and for that it is also special.