Our 4th of July had all the usual elements for a great holiday…beautiful surroundings: …a little work…fix the screen door, put up the trellis, weed…wash the windows… good food… SPARKLERS!!!! and…FIREWORKS… Campfire with s’mores at the Zeeks… and the next day off they go
R is over at the beach writing this week and sent me an informational picture of the wisteria by the back door… so I sent HIM a picture of the wisteria here at home…oh I love this warm weather…everything is POPPING!
Nan turned me on to the Art House Co-op in Brooklyn last year and I’ve bought and sent in a couple of sketch books for their Sketchbook Project. But every week they have a free project…(one week it was to photograph your lunch at noon on a certain date and send them the photo so […]
This is ABSOLUTELY the last fix-up project for the year…and the LAST time we ever paint a kitchen…we sincerely hope…. Phil was out at the beach and had two extra days…we had left-over subway tile…the rest is history. We’ve had the beach house for 20 years, the wall paper was old and stained then…the cupboards […]
The fairy lights needed some work…burned out lights, dusty…so I got some new lights, put all the “shades” on them, put them back in place and turned them on…MAGIC…
Guess galleries, and even museums, are where you find them?
Bob died in May, very suddenly. We were in Italy and missed his memorial service but as we winged our way across the Atlantic he was in our thoughts: Last weekend a few of us gathered at Sharon’s near the Bay to scatter his ashes in a place he loved. We had a little lunch […]
A great beach weekend and here’s a good recipe for grilling a whole Chinook salmon Take the whole fish…rub with olive oil and then make slits in the fish into which you put thin slices of butter. Get the corn ready Heat the grill… set the table Cook the fish 11 minuntes on a side…it […]
And here was a weekend I REALLY needed to have a change of venue. First we needed to celebrate Susan’s birthday… and then I had to add my Cece duck to the pile…”top duck,” you might say, and then the wonderful calming moment of doing the dishes. There’s no dishwasher humming away in our beach […]
Sharon sent these photos a few weeks ago from “our” beach of a nice new addition to the beach landscape We went straight to the beach this morning but, alas, the ocean and beachcombers have had their way with it, underscoring the transient nature of shelter, perhaps?