Unlike the last few walkabout posts, this one doesn’t really have a theme. It’s just random things I’ve seen lately.
The other day, this plane was flying really low over the town. It did about 20-30 loops over our house. Despite it’s low altitude, I still had a hard time getting a picture of it. This is one of the best, and I kind of like the way the sun shines in it. I still haven’t found out why it flying low, or doing loops. Possible theories are dusting crops (though I didn’t see any apparatus attached to the plane that would indicate that), dropping rabies vaccine baits (though the Ministry of Natural Resource planes are usually yellow/orange) or (and this is Dave’s theory), the pilot is the aviation version of those seadoo jerks who just do donuts around the boat launch.
It was kind of cool for the first few loops, but by about the 10th, it was just kind of loud and annoying. Whatever the reason, by early afternoon it was no more and we just got to listen to lawnmowers for the rest of the day.
Speaking of lawnmowers, I’m guessing this homeowner sold theirs…
Now, it’s not something I personally would do. But it’s definitely a creative “alternate” no-maintenance lawn.
I’ve you’ve been enjoying my posts, and think you might want to move to my little town – this house is for sale. That said, the housing market has really changed… prices are still too high, but no one seems to be buying them. This one has been on the market for about a month, and there’s one down the street and around the corner that has been up for almost three. When Dave and I were looking, we found most houses were selling within a week. But early summer, as in other countries, interest rates went up here. The buyers appear to mostly be waiting for prices to drop, but it seems the sellers don’t want to give up the idea they can still get sky high prices.
It’s fascinating to watch how quickly things changed.
This house isn’t for sale, but when I took the picture, it was in the process of getting a new roof. But that’s not why I snapped a photo. If you’ll notice, it’s another of those houses like mine, but I really love the way they added to this one. The little porch at the front door is charming, and I love the side addition, complete with enclosed sun porch and second-level balcony. The fact that is has two front doors makes me wonder if it’s split into two units. One of our neighbours has a similar style addition (without the balcony) and the addition is a second unit.
And from houses we go to a completely random scarecrow on a post by the sidewalk. I think I remember reading something about a scarecrow contest, with winners announced at the fall fair. I’m going to have to do some digging and see if I can find some more info on it. I may have to go on a scarecrow hunt for a walkabout post!
This is the newest beauty on the lot up the street. I spied it when walking to drop off parts at the mechanic for Dave’s Charger. Dave thinks this Charger is a ’76. It is the same colour as his though, so I told him if I win the lottery, I’m buying it so we have matchy-matchy cars. He just rolled his eyes, but I think it’s a GREAT idea.
It is going to have to be a big lottery win though… because it seems I plan on buying a lot of classic cars!