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Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood


This was scheduled for publication a year ago. It took a while to swap my Blackberry for an Android. Now this post is complete. Enjoy!

Mirth and Motivation

“All of us grow up in particular realities – a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood…” Chaim Potok

Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood – Homes around the hood.

Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood -People in village

Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood – Landmarks

Did you grow up in the City or the Suburbs? Did your family choices impact your decision on where to live? I grew up on three continents and we covered the full spectrum of living locations; Urban, Suburban, and Countryside/Village. One thing I always looked for when I lived at home was nature; some form of green or even a garden made me smile. There is something about nature; trees, grass, flora and fauna, that prettifies a neighborhood.

When it came time to move, I knew I wanted more nature around me. We looked at small towns in the tri-state area, and settled on Westchester County. Westchester…

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  1. 04/10/2014 9:18 am

    What a beautiful person you are xxx

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  2. 04/10/2014 10:31 am

    Beautiful photos..! you’ve been in so many places 🙂


  3. 04/10/2014 11:27 am

    Love seeing my local area through the eyes of others! Hope you got something yummy at Red Barn!


    • 06/10/2014 12:41 am

      Girl, where have you been!? We need to meet for coffee at Red Barn when you have some time to spare… I thought you bailed out on us when you started your new job. Glad to hear from you! Was I accurate? Isn’t it a lovely area… all of it. 🙂


      • 06/10/2014 8:50 pm

        Marathon training took up sooooo much time, and then I didn’t make my blog an priority. I am making an effort to get back to bloging, I love it so much 🙂
        I love our area and couldn’t imaging living anywhere else. Your photos…or “phonetos”… are proof of all it has to offer!


      • 08/10/2014 12:17 am

        Awesome! I will stop by your blog and give you a hallo! Still running marathons? You must look fabulous. When you catch your breath let’s catch up in the village for coffee. My treat … at the Red Barn. Organic all the way. 🙂


  4. 04/10/2014 3:42 pm

    I grew up in the suburbs and it was a wonderful experience. Now I find myself living in the city.


  5. 04/10/2014 4:21 pm

    A charming view of your world–a world filled with many slices of your culture, history and the people.


  6. 04/10/2014 8:05 pm

    I love to see other peoples worlds, they are so interesting, and yours is no exception; thank you for sharing your world with us.
    I think where we are brought up as a child, stays with us through life. I was brought up in a small village in Scotland and although I now live in Australia, the area where I have chosen to live is similar in so many ways. My house looks over onto a farmer’s field with cows so I feel like I’m in the country, but I only have to drive two kilometres to our local shops Best of both worlds!


    • 06/10/2014 12:32 am

      Your home and location sound heavenly. I remember seeing some photos a couple of years ago Or was that before you moved? Still it’s a stunning area.

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      • 06/10/2014 1:35 am

        We’ve been in this house 2.5 years now, so those photos would have been this place. It’s in the suburbs, but we look over onto a farmer’s field of cows, so it feels like we are in the country. Best of both worlds!


      • 06/10/2014 1:48 am

        It is your current place… Yes, best of best worlds. The photos were so romantic and beautiful, I could never forget them.

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  7. 09/10/2014 1:17 pm

    I grew up in small town in southern Missouri…i never did a lot of moving until i was in the military. now i have lived in large cities and small towns. I think i personally prefer the big city life, but thats just me. Great post, really loved the photographs.


  8. 09/10/2014 1:52 pm

    What a beautiful place to live! I love traveling just so we can explore other people’s worlds for just a bit. Thanks for sharing!


  9. Terri's Little Haven (@terrishutterbug) permalink
    09/10/2014 2:25 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing. I grew up in the country on a farm but have recently moved to the city. The older I get the more I don’t like inconveniences like driving 30 miles just to go to the store :). Now, I can just walk around the corner.


  10. Paula Parker permalink
    09/10/2014 2:25 pm

    Great photos! I live in a small city and love it.


  11. Stephanie permalink
    09/10/2014 7:45 pm

    Your surroundings is so beautiful.


  12. 09/10/2014 8:00 pm

    I grew up in a town of 2000 people. I now live in a town of over 50000 people & am close enough to kansas city to be considered part of the Kansas City Metro. The town I grew up in is where I lived for 28 years of my life so it has taken me some getting used to being in a BIG town & having to deal with “city driving”. Your pictures are great!


  13. 09/10/2014 10:38 pm

    What gorgeous photos! It looks like you have had some amazing travels!:)


  14. The Positive MOM permalink
    09/10/2014 10:56 pm

    I grew up in a very small town in the Dominican Republic. Everyone knew everyone and with no telephone or cars, I always wondered why moms knew what you did or didn’t do in no time. All eyes were on you. It was a literal “village raising a child” deal. Your life sounds so interesting living in different continents and the pictures are superb.

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  15. 10/10/2014 8:39 am

    I grew up in a small city on the coast. It’s where my parents grew up and where they wanted to raise their kids. I love home!


  16. Ruth Griffeth permalink
    10/10/2014 9:26 am

    I really love pictures! I would really like to have travels like that! I love seeing the difference in peoples communities and the way they live. I also love seeing cultures from around the world.


  17. 11/10/2014 6:45 am

    A lovely view of your world! Love the pics.Thanks for sharing!


  18. Maria Iemma permalink
    12/10/2014 5:53 am

    I live in a small town in north east America. It is so interesting to see other places/peoples. One day I will travel.

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  19. Betsy Barnes permalink
    12/10/2014 2:51 pm

    I grew up in the town, really wasn’t suburbs around the coaling mining town that I was born. I have since moved, however, it would be fun to go back, taking photos of what made it so unique 🙂


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