We live in an old victorian, but I think of it as a victorian cottage....because it is not as big or fancy as the ones you think of with turrets and lots of curlie Q's. It does have some fish scale siding in the gable ends, but that is about it.
My favorite places in the summer are the porches. There is a tiny one on the front and that is where I was sitting to draw this. It has been so hot lately that only die hard porch sitters like me sit outside.
And yes, our house really is bright yellow. It has white trim and a pretty green on the porch floors and foundation. People looked shocked when we first started brushing the color on, but after it was all done we got lots of complements.