A couple of years ago I took you with me on my regular walking route on a hot Summer day. The foliage on the trees obstructed the view of most of the gorgeous houses, but today Winter's last hurrah means that the houses can be seen in all their glory! St. Vigean's is the jewel in the crown & the first house on the Birch Road/Laurel Road loop.
Love that verandah & the decorative wrought iron to bits!
Yep, it's MOTH & Lulu out enjoying the Hills air.
There are still lots of Winter creeks running on properties.
Here's Dunfuin in all it's Edwardian glory.
It's probably still too cold for sitting out on the verandah with a late afternoon G&T.
I'm always captivated by the terracotta tile work on Dunfuin's roof.
Oak Tree House is quite a different style for the area.
But still very pretty in it's unique way.
My favourite style of Hills gate.
As MOTH would say 'There's a heap of Angry Pantha's happening there Mills!'
This incline always gets the heart racing.
Copperfield & the resident guard cat.
What's got MOTH's attention?
The enclosed deck on this house that's just been completed. MOTH's been watching the Builder's do their thing & taking notes for months.
And here's my very favourite house Redwalls.
Complete with quite the most amazing clipped Ivy bank I've ever seen.
And matching detached garage.
Round the bend into a part of the loop where the houses are of a much older vintage.
I don't know the name of this house, but it's on a huge piece of land & a massive amount of restoration has been conducted over the past few years. If it's yours, do let us know!
Byethorne Lodge sits next to it.
It must have been the Gate House for the previous house & I've always thought what a wonderful little Hills retreat it would make.
Love Stirling's tall trees & the other 2 in this pic as well!
Another Winter creek on the way home.
Home again - & yes, it's camelia time here at The Hedge & one of my faves by the front door. If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that it's goat curry for dinner here tonight. I'll tweet later & let you know how it tasted. I've only cooked with goat once before, so I had to wing it a bit with this one, but as I opened the door, the aroma drifting up from the slow cooker certainly indicates it will be OK! Have a wonderful week dear Hedgies.