For those following our blog, you already know that we love houses. We’ve even been known to drive leisurely through towns, down side streets and back roads just to get a glimpse of how and where people live . . . as we showed you in our posts on Georgetown, SC and Annapolis, MD.
So, one morning in St. Michaels, MD, we left our Kemp House Cottage (one of the Old Brick Inn properties) to get a bit of exercise and take a peek at the houses on our street. As we strolled along the sidewalk, we could picture people living there, enjoying wide front porches and comfy chairs, waving at other residents in the mornings or evenings, or working in their yards to change out seasonal flowers. A seemingly great life in one of our favorite towns on the Eastern Shore.
Admittedly, homes were similar: white clapboard or red brick construction with maybe only a colorful door to distinguish one from another on the street.
But not so at the bend in the road: Coastal Elites made our day! A little bit of Bohemia right there in St. Michaels — vivid greens, an eclectic mix of signs, pots filled to overflowing with summer plants, and a grand, leaning umbrella. What’s not to love?
And then, beyond the green splendor: a covered bridge!
An unexpected, pedestrian-only bridge appeared right beyond a lake surrounded by native plants just begging for walkers and joggers to come closer.
And we did.
We took in this bridge from a distance and then up close. And what we saw was a neighborhood with a very special “plus one”: an interesting addition to the usual jogging path and a welcome place for taking in the quiet of an early morning in St. Michaels.
Rusha and Bert
This post has been linked to Thursday Doors by Norm 2.0 for Thursday, November 5th, 2020. You’ll enjoy all the architectural elements in the posts linked to Norm’s: https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2020/11/05/thursday-doors-november-5-2020/
It’s also part of a series that encompasses our travels on a recent road trip from Knoxville to Gettysburg and the Eastern Shore called Road Trip 2020. We hope you enjoy traveling with us!