This summer I’m helping my daughter Bridget train for her first half marathon, which is 13.1 miles long. We meet on the bike trail by the Fox River every Sunday for the weekly “long run,” adding another mile each week. Part of the trail is under construction and the detour takes us down River Lane in Geneva, Illinois. I grew up in Geneva and have been down this street hundreds of times, but while running it occurred to me to take some photos of the lovely homes on this quaint little lane.
And yes, these homes are actually on the river.
I would’ve liked to take photos of their backyards from across the river,
but that’s the part of the trail that’s blocked off for construction. Maybe this fall I can get those pics.
And here’s my favorite home on River Lane, hands down!
I love the clean lines, the windows, the clapboard siding, the boxwoods, and the beautiful white fence.
And the chippy white chimney! How cute is that!
… and the entrance near the garage. The owner came home while I was taking pictures.
I wasn’t sure what he’d think, but he was a sweet elderly man and I think he was flattered.
Too bad he didn’t invite me inside for more photos!