Today is supposed to be 98F/36C so I thought I'd steal a little time outside this morning before things get really steamy. One of my favorite times of the year is when my neighbor's rose is in bloom. I love how it spills off her arbor and over my other neighbor's fence.
Her little 1842 cottage is a 1/2 Cape and was formerly a soap worker's cottage. In the early 1800s, a large soap factory in the neighborhood employed many of the new immigrants to the country. At a few points in the census records, we see her 632 square foot cottage housing a family of six.
Have a good day and stay cool.