This is probably 2 minutes walking distance from my house. As you can see, it is a field surrounded by homes. I am fairly certain there are no zoning laws here. You see fields everywhere...next to a casino, drug store, where ever. I have no idea what they are growing, but I will say this..."mary jane" grows wild here. No kidding. In addition, they burn it into their fields. That, my friends, is why I think everyone is so happy and nice here!
I ran across this "Little Witch Country Store" on a walk one day. Isn't it cute? (And Jill, I am posting this for you because I thought you would really appreciate it!) I honestly don't know if this is a real store, or just a decorated little shack. It did appear to have things up in the windows, so it might be a honest to goodness storefront! I might have to check back one day!
Here is a picture of a nicer Japanese home. As you can see, no one has a garage. If they have anything, it is a covered parking area. The mud rooms are really cool. In fact, it is impolite to enter someones home and step out of the entryway wearing your shoes. You are to take them off and leave them at the door. We have always done this at my house anyway...only because I was sure my kids would end up with black eyes or killing one another if they had shoes on and a full up brawl started!
Hope you are enjoying your week so far!