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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Christmas Eve

I have a few more postings to be made to my Christmas blog and here is the latest one →
Christmas Eve

Friday, December 6, 2019

Maine house

Finally in Maine and at the end of September this year are these pretty flowers at front door drive to greet.
This is late September and the flowers and the garden are still producing.  

Entry Foyer they painted and did work on the stairs I believe she said.  

A lighting fixture she found.  I love it.  

I love this art piece she found.  

Lynn and Randy lowered their ceilings.  This tin bathroom wall treatment was once in one of their ceilings.
I think this is a very clever use for it.  I also like that picture hanging in the bath above it.

Lynn put this up on her wall herself.

A pretty wreath she made of her pinecones.  It's a huge wreath.  Beautiful!

A stained glass cross she made some time back hangs in kitchen window. I think when we change out our windows, we will put in roll out ones.  I don't like the tilt out very well, good for cleaning but somewhat awkward to handle with upper and lower windows.

we stayed in this room upstairs

this is an antique porcelain baby wash basin.  It has nursery rhyme characters on the inside.

Hanging on the wall is a neat way to house a precious book.  Frame with a door.
The book her husband found for her.
 Written by our Grandfather - Ethelbert Perry Sheldon.
"The Peruvian Tradgedy".  Published 1940
A drama written in blank verse. A form of verse using Iambic Pentameter.

A clip of the little stream that is stocked with trout running through their property.
Garden produced pumpkins, green beans, tomatoes, etc..
I saw about 15 quarts of beans that she put up and more were  canned when we left.  She made preserves of blueberry, blackberry, grape from her vines and she makes wine.  All types.
Maine may have a short growing season but the veggies love it and it produces plenty.  Apples are so delicious and juicy on the trees.  The trees everywhere are loaded with them.

She said her neighbor saw a black animal in the yard early one morning and thought from a distance to be their lab who is a big dog.  It wasn't, it was a bear.

first part of out trip

Monday, December 2, 2019


I still post here but when I have Christmas postings, I have them here →  Also  a clickable Christmas badge on sidebar.
One day I will finish putting out my decorations.  Slower every year I am afraid.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

German's Chocolate is the best

My sister made this beautiful German's chocolate cake.  I have eaten it with other chocolate but German's chocolate is the best for this cake.  It's what makes it authentic I think.

good butter and pecans.  All made from scratch.  Three high layers.

Shared with family.

Now to finish decorating

Monday, November 18, 2019

Maine and Nantasket beach

A trip to Maine  with my husband in September to visit my sister and brother in law.
We will never take the route we took but glad we got to see some big cities.
  My husband white knuckled it through a couple at the most busiest time of the day.  No fun.
Tolls were many.   Northern Virginia is not a place I enjoy driving in or through.  Well I didn't, but it still wasn't fun.

Which brings me to New York.  Along the way we kept watch out for this...Motor cycles riding ahead between lanes and cars.  Hate this.

Clouds were so pretty this day and low

I like it from afar, but at around 4:30 p.m.  I don't think I want to be any closer.  Traffic too heavy and a way we have to go.

Not sure of the bridges names of some.

I guess we are heading towards the Bronx?

quick ride

Oh yeah, why not.

Hutchinson river pkwy
Heading for Connecticut 

Adding limbs to a cell tower in progress

Heading to Nantasket beach in Hull Massachusetts,  we pass the castle like building which is now a military recruiting office.

Shopping area

Nantasket beach where my husbands father was born and the reason he wanted to see the beach and I did too.   
Nantasket name is derived from the Wampanoag and means "at the strait".
Settled not long after the Plymouth colony and before Massachusetts Bay.
English settlers referred to the whole Nantasket region as Nantasket Peninsula until Hull was incorporated in 1644.
Nantasket beach resort is where we stayed for two nights before moving onto my sister's house.

At the hotel entrance are these red hydrangeas.   I purchased mine as red, but it blooms bluish pink.

Our hotel room

 Balcony view to Nantasket beach.

Low tide and acres of tide pools

I found rocks here in pretty colors of blue, red, green and some almost purple.

We enjoyed dinner here a couple times

Our room

Dinner in the hotel restaurant.  This was kind of over our heads, they turned the light off of the mouth when I kept looking up at it with it's mouth blazing red.

Not liking the red

Beautiful Chandelier in the Hotel.

Some art on display in the hallway to the lobby
I like the way rocks from the ocean was used for teeth

It was cold this day with the wind blowing so a quick video

Now off to Corinna Maine
Yes, maybe cape cod next time.  Way too far to go and want to visit more in Maine

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