Archive for May, 2008

Would You Like To Come Too?

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Good morning friend. It’s a glorious day, treat and I want to take a little walk around the yard this morning. I think I’ll take my coffee with me. Would you like to come too? Let’s go this way.

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I love the different kinds of thyme that grows along the path in my garden. Some of it is in bloom, physician and it looks so pretty. This is a very old pear tree, seek and it’s my favorite. Let’s take the path that leads to the woods.

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I love walking down this path, the smell of the pine trees is wonderful, and most times when I do, I can hear the flapping and the chirping of the doves as they fly out of the trees. I wish I didn’t frighten them so much.

There’s my buddy, the gargoyle. That’s what I call him, but I really think he is called a “grotesque”.

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Ah, don’t you love the smell of wild roses. They fill the air with the most beautiful fragrance. Mother nature is amazing, isn’t she?

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This little boy statue is very old. I bought it at an antique shop. It had a crack on the base, but Bill fixed it for me. He loves him too.

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Ok, come on through here. Watch out for my turtle. Sometimes I’ll see him as I walk through this area.

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Listen to those crows! I don’t know why I love their sound so much. It reminds me of Summer, I guess. There are lots of them that live in these woods. There’s a giant hawk too. You always know when he’s around, the crows are so noisy. I love sitting here on hot summer days. It’s much cooler in the woods and the sound of the creek water is so comforting. Listen, can you hear it?

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I might have said this before, but honestly, I don’t think that there is a day that goes by, in over the twenty five years that I have lived here, that I don’t thank God for this place. I love it here and if I had my way, I would never leave, never, ever! I have to get back to the house now.

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I have tons of laundry to do. Thanks for coming with me. Goodbye for now, and remember what I always want for you–
Happy day!
Carole

Make Yourself A Rainbow

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I was doing a little drawer organizing this morning. I came across a crystal that once hung on a chandelier in my mother’s house. I hung it my window. It made wonderful little rainbows everywhere.
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Try it. It’s magical. I promise, viagra it will make you smile.

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HAPPY DAY!
Carole

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I Took A Walk Around

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

I took a walk around Rehoboth with my camera. It was a gorgeous day. The beach looked beautiful.

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I wanted to see the new bridge over the lake. When I stand here I feel like I’m in the mountains.

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The daisies look so pretty.

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Rehoboth has a lot of trees, sales and there are still many of the original cottages.
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It’s a really pretty town. If you ever have the chance to visit, sildenafil I hope you will. There are lots of great restaurants and shops too.
Happy day
Carole

Memorial Day Weekend in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

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Bill’s out playing golf and I am just hanging out in our little condo. I haven’t gotten dressed yet, ampoule but when I do, there I am going to get my trusty camera and go out and see what’s going on. Will you please go to my husband’s website, and view this video. It’s touching and beautiful and a real reminder of what Memorial Day is all about.
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I’m going to come back later, so please, will you come back too? I’ll have some pretty pictures of this beautiful town for you.
Happy day
Carole

I’m Going To Rehoboth Beach

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

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We are going to sovaldi _Delaware”>Rehoboth Beach, online DE., view for the Memorial Day weekend. Rehoboth is only 1 1/2 hours away from our house in Wilmington, DE. I have been going there since I was in my 20′s. We have made lots of friends down there too, so it will be good to see them all again. Our beaches were replenished a few years ago. Wooden walkways leading down to the beach were added, along with fencing and beach grasses. It looked beautiful and I am hoping it still does.
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I have heard that the storm we had last week did some damage. This photo was taken a couple of years ago. Oh, I love looking at the ocean, it’s so beautiful. There is a nice bar/restaurant right across the street from our condo. It’s right on the beach. It’s wonderful. Sitting there, having a drink with friends, feels like being on a tropical island some where. Next to our condo building, there is a lovely hotel called the Boardwalk Plaza. It has outside dining too. It’s heavenly.
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It’s getting late and I have a lot to do. I’ll be bringing my laptop with me, so if you have the time, check back. You never know what I might have to show you. Have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend everyone.
Happy day
Carole

We’re Almost Done the House!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

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We are almost at the end of working on my mother’s house. Soon it will be time to put it up for sale. Monday, ampoule while standing at the kitchen sink, sovaldi looking out the window, I thought of how many times my mother stood in the same spot, looking out at her back yard. This was her home. She loved it so much. Now it is empty and everything has changed. Most everything she loved is gone, and soon, the house will be gone too. Bill and I have put so much of our time and effort into getting this house ready to sell. It’s been a labor of love for us, but now that the time is drawing near, and it’s bittersweet. We will miss it. We have become so attached to it. We put our heart and soul into it, and it’s been very rewarding. We did this for my mother, and I know my dad would be proud to see what we have accomplished. At the end of a long day we feel so good. Some times we make ourselves a cup of coffee and sit on the front porch, just like my parents did so many times. We laugh. We have become them, we say, LOL, and I get it now. I understand now what they loved so much about living here. I never really did before.
On the way home we stopped by the cemetery where my dad is buried, it’s right around the corner. He passed away 5 years ago. I miss him. It’s a lovely small country cememtery surrounded by an old stone wall. I took this photo, right before the farmer disappeared behind the trees. Today’s a new day and the sun is shining! Yay!
Happy day everyone!
Carole

We Had Some Little Visitors

Monday, May 19th, 2008

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Bill and I had a really nice weekend. We were looking forward to getting outside and getting some yardwork done. We got up early, cialis and we always enjoy getting our morning coffee and reading the paper together. While we were sitting on the sofa, viagra in the living room, I noticed a couple of small animals in the distance. I thought it might be my neighbors cats playing, but I got up to take a closer look. It was a family of foxes! I called to Bill, “quick, come here! Look! A momma fox and three of her babies!” This is the first time I have seen this. We have had fox walk through the yard before, but never a family. What a treat.

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They were adorable. Running across the yard. Back and forth. Leaping in the air. They played like kittens. I ran to get my camera, but by the time I got back, they were behind these burning bushes. Darn, I could see them back there, but I couldn’t get any pictures, and you know how I love taking pictures!!

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So I waited and hoped, and soon one of them came in sight. How cute. Nosie little critter.

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We enjoyed watching them so much, but too soon they were gone. We finished our coffee, and paper, got breakfast, got dressed, and outside we went. Time to get to work. It felt great. The sun was shining for a change. We have had so many coudy, and rainy days here in Delaware. Bill trimmed, and mowed in front of our stone wall. We love this wall, so we like to keep it mowed in front so you can see it better. I cut the grass, with all the rain we have had, it’s so green and lush. My garden needed a little weeding and I transplanted some flowers to the front of the house. I need to make a little room for some basil and parsley. We just about finished everything we wanted to do, when the clouds came, and it rained like crazy! We came inside and worked a little on my website, and then decided we would make some popcorn and watch a movie. This morning is beautiful. We’re getting ready to got to Honey Brook. Thanks for stopping by again. Off I go.
Happy day
Carole-one more thing. Check this out, “Back in the day”
remember these days? To watch, click on the red writing, then click on the arrow on the picture to start the video.

Itinerant Artists/Screen Painters

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I know that most of you know that my partner, look Carole, cialis and I had a wonderful little business that we started back in 1999. We had the most fun! We painted Rufus Porter style murals in private homes throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania. I guess you could call us itinerant artists, pharm although we didn’t travel state to state. Rufus Porter was an itinerant painter from the 18th century. He painted in private homes, for those that couldn’t afford expensive imported wallpaper, and he did it for room and board. Well, in my paper this morning, I read an article about other itinerant painters from the Baltimore, MD. area. These artists painted on screens.

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Yes, screens, the kind we have in our windows and doors. I have never heart of this before and thought you might like hearing about it too.

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Screen art got it’s start around 1913, in Baltimore, MD., when an immigrant grocer, William Oktavec, decorated the screen door of his store, with images of the produce and meats that were sold inside. A neighbor asked if he could paint on her screen door to prevent people peeping inside. Soon this idea spread. The heyday was in 1920-1930, when neighborhoods of row homes, had its own screen painter. This is Betty Piscor, 80 years young, and she owns a few original Oktavec painted screens. They’re seasonal art, she says. People used to display them only in the Spring and Summer, when they had their doors and windows flung open. Most all of the screens in her collection, like the majority in Baltimore, have the same quaint country scene, a little cottage with a red roof, trees, mountains and swans. I love this idea for the beach area. In Rehoboth Beach, DE., there are lots of the original cottages from the 19th century. What a great idea to have their screens painted. At the beach, people are always trying to see inside these sweet little cottages. Did I mention that although you can’t see in, you CAN SEE OUT. Anyone out there interested in starting this charming artform?
Happy day
Carole

Busy As A Bee

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

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I’m busy as a bee. I love writing in my blog, cheap but there is pretty much one thing that takes priority in my life these days, cialis and that is, finishing mother’s house, so we can put it up for sale. We’re getting there and it is looking sweet, but lots to do still, so off we go again, the fourth day this week. Don’t give up on me. Soon I’ll have more to write about.
Happy day.
Carole

We Took A Little Drive

Monday, May 12th, 2008

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I visited my mother yesterday at her nursing home. I gave her some roses and a beautiful card. I took her for a little drive. She loves that. She always says the same thing, cialis “I love Spring, viagra everything is so fresh”. She’s so cute. We drove down one of my favorite streets and I was surprised to see that my very favorite house was for sale!!

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I have always loved this house. Isn’t it wonderful? It’s stone covered with stucco. I love the stone wall too. I have a weakness for those. There is quite a bit of land too, with a detached garage. Across the street is a beautiful golf course.

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It didn’t look like anyone was living there, so I pulled into the driveway and knocked at the door. No one answered, so I peaked inside, I couldn’t resist looking in! It looked gorgeous and I imagined how pretty my grandfather clock would look.

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This photo isn’t that good because I took it through a dirty window, but isn’t it beautiful!

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The back of the house was as pretty as the front. I noticed that there weren’t any gardens or plantings, but I loved the symplicity of it. Even the side of the house is gorgeous. I wanted to see more, but I couldn’t, the windows were up to high.

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When I got home, I told Bill, “it’s a good thing we’re not looking for another house, because if we were, I’d be telling you to start packing, we’re moving!” Oh, well, maybe in my next life.

Happy day.
Carole