Monday, August 11, 2008

This Morning I Was Here...

This morning I was in the idyllic village of Skaneateles, NY.

Now I'm home but wishing, just a bit (o.k, a lot) that I was back there. This happens everytime we return to Central New York.

But I have discovered the cure and it involves repeating the following phrase over and over again, "Remember the winter weather, remember the winter weather..."

However, in summer it's the best! Hope you enjoy these photos.


The Thayer House




High up on the 3rd floor, this sailboat caught my eye.


The Sherwood Inn - this is where we had dinner before the Senior Prom. I grew up in the next town over, Auburn, NY (the subject of a previous post)



Love to peek down driveways to see the carriage houses.



Usually houses with Mansard roofs scare me - but not this one. These homes look out onto the lake.



One of the town's many bakery shops - love this entry.



LOVE the gothic architecture in the house below - do NOT LOVE the color selection or the bricka-bracka add-on white wrought iron...




Slate sidewalks - very typical of Central New York towns


Even the library is cute!!


It seems that Parishioners leave out the bounty of their gardens for those passing by. This was all that was left by 8 p.m.

20 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...
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Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Sorry...typing in the dark.

LOVE Skaneateles. Went to HS kinda nearby too! Had great friends that lived on the lake...spent many a good summer there! Upstate NY is soooo beautiful. So.

Now...I'm going to go sink into your beautiful pics some more!

teaorwine said...

Beautiful architectural images!

Linda Lou said...

Wow what a beautiful town, I grew up in NY but it did not look like this, love the grand old homes with the lush gardens!! Now that i live in San Diego, I have to say I don't miss those winters-but you can always visit in the summer

Ludvigsdal said...

I have an award for you on my blog. Anette

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

What a fantastic tour. Thanks!
Lisa & Alfie

E-Mansion said...

Hi,

Oh I love the houses, especially the New England/Volonian style!

Lovely blog you have!

All the best,

Jessica from Sweden

littlebyRD said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tour - I love seeing these wonderful towns I might otherwise never see.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely houses! Thanks for sharing!

pve design said...

This spot has been on my list for some time to visit. Your post makes me want to go there, and I love your comment about the Winter! Guess it truly is for the hearty soul and shovel yielding type!
I picture a beautiful Winter there.

simply seleta said...

This is amazing. I love that last shot! And those homes are wonderful. I'm sharing this post with husband!

simply seleta said...

This is amazing. I love that last shot! And those homes are wonderful. I'm sharing this post with husband!

KARIN said...

By august, I am usually whining to my husband about moving someplace reasonable where you can go outside in the summer and not die of heatstroke. But, he always tells me the winters there are as bad as our summers here. I dunno...all that lush green looks like heaven to me! Love your pictures!

Charlie said...

What a beautiful town! Love the architecture so much..I can visualize myself living there all those years ago when the towns were being built and there are times when I get really homesick(like now) that I dream of getting closer to home. Great photos!

a home far away said...

Such wonderful houses, either one one them is fine by me:-

Have a great day!

Gunilla in Singapore

My Notting Hill said...

Linda at LIC - Where did you go to High School?

Thanks for all the comments. It does look lush and green - people said they've had a lot rain there this summer.

Lizbet said...

Thanks for brining me a little summer! My family has a home on the lake and while I only get up once a year it is the one thing that means summer to me. Especially as I live in FL and we are prepping for another round of tropical weather.

Linda Lou said...

I went to North Babylon High School and graduated in 1971-that makes me 54 years young-and you?

Porchlight Interiors said...

What beautiful homes - the architecture is so uniquely American - we don't really have anything like this in Australia so very nice to see it.

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... great neighborhood! FAB post! I can see why you would want to be there!

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