This is a walk I’ve taken so many times in the past. A walk from one family house to another. When I was younger this used to tire me a bit but now I love counting the landmarks – the spring, garage, health center, an uphill climb, so-and-so’s house, a steep curve in the road & finally we’re there.
This time I house spotted along the way. Some houses are abandoned with caved in roofs or overgrown ivy, the old folk who live there died years ago & their kids are usually not interested in the old homes, just the money they’ll get from the  sale of the property. Other homes still have joint families living there & our maintained well (like the house with the lions on the gatepost – I wish I had taken a photo from closer, but the residents were home & I was too shy to ask). Every house has a story & I love the way my mother tells them.