Monday, August 15, 2011

Bay View, Michigan - Cottage Walk 6


A few cottages in Bay View are available for lease on certain weekends.  As I said in earlier posts, many cottages have been passed on for generations, being added on to and updated along the way.  I like to think of them as "growing pains".  Taxes on such "second homes" are high and the upkeep, I'm sure, quite expensive.  But one can afford to stroll the charming streets and enjoy all the  hard earned toil and sweat that has been put into them.


Through my "Cottage Walk" series I have only presented a smattering of cottages that grace Bay View.  I had only 30 minutes to talk these photos as I was headed to the musical "Grease" that was being put on at their auditorium (my son was Kenicki).  My hope is to watercolor sketch these over the winter and then go back next year and take some more photos.  So, until next summer...


6 comments:

Dom said...

Such gorgeous houses. Wow.

TexWisGirl said...

i definitely lean to the more subtle shades of paint, but they still are beautiful.

missing moments said...

Those front porches are so inviting!

Matteo Taffuri said...

Bellissime!

Rosie said...

These are really so beautiful! Thanks so much for showing them Margaret!

Ginnie said...

Fabulous specimens for painting, Margaret. I hope you one day show us your completed pieces, side-by-side with the photo.