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downtown

downtown

Prelude:

As always in September, except for the one year I sadly forgot, we went to the Cannon Beach Cottage tour on the second Saturday in September.  This year the cottages were back in the Presidential blocks just southwest of downtown and some of the cottages also promised open gardens.  A combination cottage/garden tour had not been done for years.

The main street of downtown is a lovely place to stroll, as all of the businesses are required to have landscaping.

We turn right at the south end of downtown and walk past one of my favourite cottages…an outbuilding, actually.

my favourite shack and a detail of the next door home's window trim

my favourite shack and a detail of the next door home’s window trim

A little further on, we pass another photogenic cottage.  Doors and trim provide the only paint colour on most Cannon Beach cottages as it seems to be the rule that they be clad in cedar shakes.

another cottage...so green

another cottage…so green

Further up the gentle hill, we must stop to smell and admire a glorious sweet pea patch.

sweet peas

sweet peas

luscious

luscious

Next, we are stopped in our tracks by this little building.  Feast your eyes!  I would definitely call this guy.

Bobby the Builder's building

Bobby the Builder’s building (206.491.6918)

Allan noticed this row of birdhouses in a garden we walked by.

birdhouses

birdhouse posts

To get to the block with the first tour cottages, we round the corner into the bright light of the beach road, then back down an east west road to the first cottage.

to the beachiest road

to the beachiest road

High Jinks Cottage

arriving at the first cottage: High Jinks

arriving at the first cottage: High Jinks

High Jinks

High Jinks

gate

High Jinks gate

First, we check out the garden in its formal simplicity.  (The tour had been extended to include Sunday this year when each cottage garden would be shown by a tour guide.  I had been glad to learn that the gardens would be open, unguided, on Saturday, saving us making two trips to Cannon Beach two days in a row.  I was very excited indeed about the garden tour.)

in the front garden

in the front garden

east and west side gardens

east and west side gardens

back yard

back yard

fire circle

fire circle

back deck

back deck

front porch

front porch

inside: a glossy table

inside: a glossy table

kitchen; I like the bright wall

kitchen; I like the bright wall tiles.

orange

orange

white

white

wood stove

wood stove

and a big fireplace

and a big fireplace

to one side and down, a big art studio (former garage?)

to one side and down, a big art studio (former garage?)

At the back, a garden view

At the back, a garden view

that lovely green light

that lovely green light

for a rainy day chess game

for a rainy day chess game

a model ship

a model ship

upstairs

upstairs

departing...

departing…

It is always appreciated to have a seat on the porch during cottage tour, as we often are asked to remove our shoes.  Now for an interesting walk to the second cottage…

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