Thursday, January 26, 2012

George Jones' Neighborhood......

Since I've been "under the weather" this week and havent' gotten anything new to post,  I went back thru my photos and found the ones I took last fall of the neighborhood that country super star George Jones lives in.   It's right outside of Franklin TN and only has about 3 streets.  All the homes are set on minimum acre lots, most of them on more.  The only bad thing is that his home sets way back and has a lot of trees in front so you can't really see his house, just the entrance.  In the winter it's much more visible.
(Sorry these aren't the best photos, but you get the idea)

It's kind of hard to tell but those are music notes on the gate

There is a bronze horse on each side of the stone columns

(This photo of his house is from the web)

George Jones' Home

Here are some other houses around the neighborhood

This next house was kind on interesting.  Their design style was different to say the least.  In front, there is a  rose garden surrounded by a stone wall with 2 large lions on each side, a fountain in front of that and then on the side of the property, another pond with a fountain and a mermaid standing on her head!  

Here's a close up of one of the lions and his "ball"(?)

She's standing on her head because......?

Ok, this was kind of weird, I don't know if any of you had ever had this happen, but after I took the picture of the house below and had moved down the street to take pics of the house above, a car flew up next to me and the woman driver rolled down her window and demanded to know if I took a pic of her house and why.
Needless to say I was caught off guard and just said "a because I liked it".  She sat there for a minute and then drove off back to her house.  That's her car in the driveway.

Makes me wonder what that was all about, did she think a was a spy, a private eye, or maybe a black mailer?  That's her car in the driveway.   At least she didn't shoot me or anything!

Till next time......

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Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Thank goodness I've never been caught!

Lovely homes, but can you imagine the groundskeeper fees?! Not to mention the property taxes, ouch!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Rebecca,

WOW!!! Such amazing homes around the neighborhood!!! I'd love to take stroll around daily if that were my neighborhood! Thanks for sharing! :)


Blondie's Journal said...

Gorgeous homes. Rebecca! I could learn to love living in any one of them!! Love the landscaping and statues, especially the lion with the ball! Thanks for the tour!


outjunking said...

Sorry your under the weather. I always wonder what some of those over the top home owners are thinking when they design their yards. That statue on her head is she standing in front of that bench blocking the view of the fountain? To each there own.
Glad that lady didn't snatch your camera or worst shoot you!

Anonymous said...

That gate is awesome!!! I wish we had a gate to our house, but that would be silly since we don't have a fence yet. ;o)

I would have been super freaked by the lady who chased you down to ask why you took a picture of her house! I'm glad she didn't shoot you, too! :o) Those houses are all gorgeous. I wish I had one with a huge, two story front porch!!

Olive Cooper said...

I get asked why I am taking photos frequently I say I own a website and photograph beauty where I find it. that usually renders them speechless long enough for me to get out of the way. I do trespass sometimes too. The houses are stunning. Hope you feel better,

Emily said...

wow! those are some homes.

Babs said...

Sorry you're "under the weather", but I enjoyed your home tour of Franklin. Hope you have a good weekend and feel better soon,

Casa Très Chic said...

Beautiful mansions.
The lady was not nice at all, she should be happy, after all, if you took a picture of her house because you thinks it's beautiful she should at least, thank you.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rebecca,
Glad to hear you are feeling better! Those homes are beautiful and the landscaping very nice!
My parents always had the country station on the radio...I grew up listening to George Jones a classic country music singer!!
All the Best,

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

So sorry you've not been feeling well. Thanks for the tour though.

And thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope you're up to visiting again this week.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage