July 22, 2018



Delightful shots from your version of a penny walk. I like the colorful houses large and small. Great shots of the deer family. One of my neighbors told me they saw a deer in my overgrown back yard but I haven't seen them yet. I do sometimes spot deer on the trails I walk on near my house.

Patrick Tillett

Great post Sallie! Great photos and lots of interesting information. Walking around like that is the kind of "touring" I like to do, either on foot, or in a car.

NatureFootstep PhotoArt

when remodeling old buildings the rents usually rise skyhigh and the old residens can´t afford it :( I hope this will not happen here.

I did see some deer the other day when I took the car for a ride. It had to cool off. I spotted 2 females and a young but as soon as they noted my car slowed down they took off. At least, a few are still around. :)


I am sure I would love Eugene - and what a chance meeting of the deer. Thanks for posting your walk.


Such a perfect mix of country and city and I bet the crime rate is low and steady. It's gotten worse and worse in my neck of the woods or should I say up the hill and to the right. I don't know about those little houses, I may opt for a decent sized apt if given the choice. Maybe the expression, "As safe as houses" came from Eugene.
Nice to know those seniors have a pretty neighborhood and there's thought as to how to upgrade but it's very hard on them even if moving back in.
I thought that deer was a statue as well. There have been more birds than deer at least from what I've seen. I still feel several pairs of eyes looking out of the marsh and fields at me at night.

Amy Franks

What a lovely walk, even more nice now that it's Summer for you.

Eileen Wise

Hello Sallie, it was a nice walk and a pretty neighborhood. I like the historical homes. It is neat seeing deer in the city, I hope they stay safe from the cars. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Linda in Virginia

That was quite a walk.

Magical Mystical Teacher

So glad your temperatures have moderated. Those little cottages are absolutely darling!

Peter B.

Eugene looks like a totally wonderful walking city! Love how you thought the deer was a statue, and I like those little cheerful houses.

Tamar A Strauss-Benjamin

So much to love! Oregon is the best!


Beautiful pictures. I love Eugene. So glad that we will be visiting Oregon next week!


The more you put on line Eugene shots, the more I'd like to visit it What a beautiful walk and what charming encounters ! Yesterday I just met a black squirrel on my way home. Charming too.

NatureFootstep PhotoArt

how nice to find a deer and it´s young on your walk. :) Where I live they seem to have dissapear :(


Beautiful walk! Glad your temps are back down. We are waiting for that luxury here in Austin. So enjoyed seeing these photos. Thanks!


This is my kind of walk - nature intermingled with the City. (And a treat at the end.) FABULOUS. The Castle on the Hill is very special - my oldest sister has owned a Victorian home for many years, and they hold a very dear place in my heart. I also really like the architectural features you featured here - neat!!!

Jim, Sydney, Australia



I love all the bright colours on the homes in your neighbourhood!


i enjoy a nice walk, but we usually take a ride in the car....

i LOVE those tiny homes, they are so cute and really popular now!!

sweet deer and company, what a treat to see!!

Linda in Virginia

Thanks for sharing this pleasant walk. How exciting to see a fawn!

Hildred Finch

That was a lovely walk, Sallie, - thanks for taking us along. Love the old homes, - and what a treat to find wildlife in the midst of town! I am so glad I don't live in a 22 storey Senior's Home - so much to be grateful for!


It is so nice to take a walk and see such interesting buildings and sights, Sallie. City life can be nice that way. Eugene looks like an interesting town. The doe and fawn was a wonderful surprise!
10,000 steps is a little over 5 miles so I think you did great even when you fell a little short. I'm sure by the end of the day you reached your goal.


The owner of that senior residence is part Saint to restore without kicking anybody out. And how nice to have the gardens. But I'd rather live in one of the tiny houses. This is certanly my kind of walk/meander.

Michelle Banks

That is a great walk Sallie... We have no sidewalks here and people drive too fast so I don't walk here at all...Michelle

Photo Cache

It's a pity we did not get to explore Eugene due to time constraints; we did enjoy the microbrews though :)

Worth a Thousand Words

Betty Crow

Love this post! That Victorian house is awesome and love the little houses. I want one of those. :)

Forest Dream Weaver

Oh Sallie, what an great post. It's always interesting to see different architectural and lifestyle choices. I like this method of route divination too and often use it whe I'm walking or driving in the countryside,sometimes turning full circle without realizing! And how lovely to encounter the deer and fawn. Happy Tuesday! Ruby


My kind of walk, a coin toss!

a jar full of marigolds

I love all the houses but, like you, I would be most at home in one of the tiny houses. I wish our weather would cool a bit...or at least we would lose some of this oppressive humidity.


I does look rather charming where you live Sallie. I especially like those little houses as i could never imagine living in a high-rise block. It would drive me crazy not being able to open a door and step outside like we do in our bungalow. Never heard of a Penny Walk but it's something that I do in the car when birding!

Alan Bates

You had quite a walk and saw some great sights and had your camera (or cell phone) handy to document it.

I love that big ole high rise. I understand that things need to updated once in a while but I can see where many of the residents facing having to move twice might object. I have a feeling that here in hard ass Oklahoma, management would just tell everybody to get out. And do the renovations and market it for twice as much to a whole new crowd.


I love seeing your in-town deer. Old tall buildings like that in an earthquake zone make me nervous, there's no way I'd live in one.


I like your morning walk - so many interesting things to see and do! I especially like the treat you have at the finish!!


Love that porch and window boxes. The first house is one we would call HAUNTED"!

Bob Bushell

Beautiful nature. I also love the houses, pretty architecture.


Thank you for taking us along on your walk. It's fun to see historic houses, big and small. I like the brightly coloured exteriors. Walking along the Willamette River would be cooling on these hot summer days. How great to see the deer family.

William Kendall

The deer are quite a welcome sight to see!

Penelope Puddlisms

So nice to be within walking distance of heritage homes. In my neck of the woods, there are tax breaks, too, for owners of such places and commitments made to maintain the original tenor of the home. The one you photographed being remodeled is sweet. Extra good to hear the owners are keeping their commitments to their current tenants, despite upcoming changes. That’s rare!


I agree with you it's a real nice area ! Moving out because of renovation is a real trauma for old people ! Amazing that you have deer so close !


Loved all the historic homes so much! Great photos of the details. Loved that sweet doe and fawn too. What a great walk!

Lavender Dreamer

I love those small homes too and how amazing to see the deer! What a beautiful city and a nice walk. I would like to make a joke about skinny b's but I better not go there! hahaha! Hugs!

A ShutterBug Explores

What a delightful walk and gorgeous photos ~ especially of the deer and family ~ Glad you having a great summer ~

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka, (A Creative Harbor)


Wow! Sallie, a post like this will have folks moving to your delightful city! I love the "statue" and family. I bet the surprise was equal on both sides!

Lady Fi

What a great way to go for a walk! I love the House on the Hill.


The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House looks absolutely fabulous



Such an interesting part of town to walk through with all the different types of homes, not just for people but also for the deer and her small family, just wonderful. I'd make my 10,000 step target everyday if my neighbourhood was as pleasant as yours!
Happy MM.

Eileen Wise

Hello Sallie,, Eugene is a pretty place. I enjoyed the tour and walk with you. The Victorian home is gorgeous but I like the tiny homes.
Love the sweet deer family and all the beautiful flowers. Have a happy day and new week!

David Gascoigne

What a fine walk you had Sallie. Perhaps next time you will take the other side of the penny and let us know what you find in that direction. Eugene seems like a very livable city and anywhere that has a decadent bakery at the end of a walk is a winner in my book!


...WOW and what a walk this was. Thanks for taking me along! 😀

betty - NZ

Wow! That's a lot of different scenery and I love it all! Thanks so much for sharing your walk with us.

nancy chan

I enjoy all your photos from your walk. From castle to little homes. We don't get to see deer here, only in the zoo. Have a beautiful week!


Your walk is full of fascinating things - old "castle", a hi-rise, and beautiful old homes. I'd never see such interesting old homes where I live nor deer in the yard. I'd have to live out further in the county close to woods.

jesh StG

The house in your second capture is gorgeous! Can't wait for you to show us the inside. Haha, deer have that habit, when they're startled they become a zombie:) When you pretend to ignore them, they are more comfortable:) Yes, same here, we're seeing several little kiddies around with momma deer! Still smiling as I'm thanking you for sharing this experience with your deer hunt:):)

MaryBeth Schwartz

Eugene is quite a town isn't it. Haven't been there in a long time but I have been there. Love the little houses and the Deer family of course.


What a nice walk! My paternal grandparents moved into Ya-po-ah Terrace shortly after it opened - around 1969-70. I was 10/11 years old and loved the view from their 12 story apartment.


Such nice looking places. I'd love to walk around there. And the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House is just beautiful.

Su-sieee! Mac

That was a pleasant walk, Sallie. Thank you. :-) I thought the deer was a statue, too! I enjoy visiting huge houses, but I wouldn't want to live in one unless someone else plans to dust and vacuum it. We're supposedly in for hotter temperatures this coming week. Hope it stays cool up there.

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