Sunday, July 20, 2008

A google view.....


Thanks to Brad for this idea. This is a google view of my neighborhood. I live right in the middle of all those trees, where the yellow pin is, so you can only see a portion of my roof. The parking lot at the right is for the elementary school where my kids went and now my granddaughters both go. Three "blocks" west of me is a huge lake, where they all learned to swim.

15 comments:

Bear Naked said...

What a wonderful idea.
I am going to have to try that soon.
Have a great Sunday.

Bear((( )))

Brad said...

I like that we both live in the trees - hugs to you love

Gypsy said...

You live in your own little oasis Val. Don't you just love living amongst nature? Beautiful.

ordinaryjanet said...

I played around with that a few days ago, and could see a street view, I could see the front of my house and my neighbors' houses. It was kind of upsetting, thinking that anyone who knows my address could look it up and see exactly which house is mine.

The trees in your photo look like broccoli!

Cheryl said...

They do look like broccoli! Did you use Google Maps or Earth? When I tried maps it named the streets, and I try to be a little anonymous.

How wonderful to live in the middle of a forest with a huge lake 3 blocks away. Ideal!

Golden To Silver Val said...

Cheryl - I used Google Earth and then used Paintshop on the saved photo to remove the street names and the longitude and latitude degrees along the bottom.

jyankee said...

That's awesome!!!! I love houses surrounded by trees. The house I grew up in, in Oregon was that way!

Kelly Jene said...

Looks like a lovely area! And now its a legacy for your family.

simonsays said...

Awesome, Charlotte!

Have a great Monday.

Hugs. :)

fiwa said...

I'm waving to you - Hi Val!
You are lucky to have all those trees - I bet that really helps keep the temp down in your house.

It looks like a beautiful little neighborhood. :)

lovins!
fiwa

SOUL: said...

i didn't know you lived by a lake-- and i love the trees too-- we have NO shade here-- and have to drive like half an hour to the closest lake-- i'm jealous--- but i would die in the winter-- so i'm not real jealous. :))

happy tuesday!

i can't think of anything to write today maybe after i finish my rounds i will do this too- i saw brads and meant to do it then.

laterz-

Talisman said...

I'm not sure I'd want to live that close to an elementary school. But an elementary school is better than a high school.

ac said...

What a lovely place to live and raise kids and grandkids. I'd love to live under broccoli.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Did I see swimming pools in the picture?

Yeah it does look like broccoli :)

DraMa said...

All I see is broccoli:) LOL
Don't you live in Arizona? If so then you are LUCKY and live in a nice cool shady oasis! The rest of the Phoenix area sure don't look like that:)