Eclectic, quirky, and sometimes edgy…this is how things look from my front porch.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Magical Place - The Ward House

I love this stately old historic home in the next neighborhood over from mine.  Now do yourself a big favor and double click on the pic to see all the detail. 

The house sits right on the water.  The entire property delights me.  The architecture of the front porch area to the right pleases my eye.  I go a block out of my way every time I'm in West Park View just to see this charming place with the lovely and unusual white picket fence.

One hundred years ago today, Mrs. Ward sat rocking in her long white skirt on that same front porch trying to catch a breeze from the water.  She twisted her hair more securely up from her neck fastening it with tortoise shell hair pins while Sonnets from the Portuguese lay unread in her lap and a crow complained loudly of the heat in the trees overhead.  Or I'd like to think so, anyway.

1 comment:

keshling said...

Is that your bicycle outside? I love it!!!

K xx