I can always find something to paint in my own Bellevue neighborhood. This is a lovely back yard garden down the street from us. I painted this from across the street so as not to be too voyuristic. ;-) :
There may be few homes in Bellevue proper that would qualify as sprawling mansions. But what it lacks in that department, it makes up for in beautiful gardens and loads of charm. When my husband and I walk through our 'hood, we always note how lovingly the yards are tended. More often than not, even the smallest bungalow and the most modest yard tends to have some touch of personality to it. It's a special place.