I thought this might add an interesting perspective to the tour. Here's a shot from Google Earth overhead for our house. Actually, it's got our current home and our previous home in the shot (as marked). Yep, we moved one street over so that we could have a larger home and a pool. One of the attractions for this home was also a large extra room that could be converted to a mother-in-law suite or home office. I have great plans for it!
In the Google photo, you can see our car at our previous home, as well as the heavy tree cover there (so no possibility for roses). Because the pool cover is on at our former neighbor's home, but the sweet gums and maples have already leafed out, I believe the photo was probably taken in April. I also know the photo was taken over four years ago because the pool at the corner of our current block (the one that's totally black and disgusting!!!) was filled in four years ago, but it's still a pool in the photo. You can also see that there are literally no plants in the back yard at our current home and that the pool is drained. Overall, the Google image gives you the "lay of the land"... where the pool is in relation to the house, how close the homes are to each other in our neighborhood, etc. We're pretty typical of Southern suburbia I think.