It was such a beautiful day on Thursday Chuck and I decided to walk downtown and take a few photos of some of the old homes. This house has always fascinated us. The bottom half is very old stone with the second floor being totally different stone. The porch side of the house is facing to the side yard.The house, called Springbank, due to the many springs in the area, was quite a bit larger when it was built. Built in 1853 by lumber merchant James Cumming the house sits on the rise of a hill overlooking the Bay of Quinte. The original main house is gone leaving this section with another house built in front blocking the view of the Bay.
This window appears to be very old. I assume it is a bathroom window. The house sits just a couple of feet from the sidewalk.
This is the view the original house would have had. Gorgeous in the summer! I spotted some Chinese Lanterns in the old garden. Pretty even in the winter.
These windows are attic windows in a house across the street from the stone house. I see that they are meant to open. So interesting!
I posted a photo a while back of this house but I couldn't resist taking another. The house is divided up into a number of apartments. Remarkable all the woodwork has been preserved.
The male cardinal has been visiting everyday. Beautiful spot of colour on these dreary winter days!
Both the cardinals look rather grumpy in this photo.
Here's lovely Oreo. What a sweet old girl. She's 15 now and moves very stiffly and slowly.
Toby is a big goof. He is really missing his parents. He loves to stuff all his toys under the couch and watch me dig them out!
This was the sky last night. The moon is right in the middle with stars all around. It was so clear and cold last night.
My poor Mum continues to have health issues. She fell a couple of nights ago and is in hospital now. She broke a rib (third time now) and is having a little trouble breathing so they want to watch her for a few days.She is alert and in good spirits.