Archive for May, 2007

1764 Redware Manufacturing Company In Smyrna, De.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007


In 1764 Redware was manufactured on this property by Charles Green, physician and continued through the 1780′s. Evidence of this has been found on the property, site including pieces of crocks, jugs, cups, milk pans, butter pots and chamber pots. I love this little building and and it’s chimney.


The Little Town Called Smyrna

Saturday, May 5th, 2007


Lately I find myself dreaming of living in a small town. A town where I can walk to get the morning paper, medicine and buy a few groceries at the corner market. This past week, our local paper had an article about a historical hotel that was being converted into luxury condos, so today Bill and I drove to that little town called Smyrna, in Kent County, De. It’s one of those little towns whose main street is lined with wonderful old homes dating back to the 18th and 19th century. As we walked the streets, I took photos of all the beautiful homes and gardens, hoping to catch a few great shots, to make into my homemade cards and prints for my website- There was an elderly man working in front of his beautiful home. We chatted for a while, when he asked if we would like to come inside. ARE YOU KIDDING, I THOUGHT?! YOU KNOW I DID!!! He even allowed me to take photos in his house! In a few days I’ll tell you more about it and show more photos, so I hope you’ll come back soon. Oh, by the way, this is the front door of that lovely old home where that very nice man, Ken Brown lives. Can you believe I didn’t take a photo of the entire house! Next time I will. I’ll be going back to visit him again. Below is a photo of the hotel/condos, built in 1840, and one of the private homes in town. I have to go now, it’s time for the Kentucky Derby! Happy day.



My Day In Chester County

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007


My husband, sovaldi sale Bill and I are rehabing my parents house in Honey Brook, Pa., getting it ready for resale. We left our Wilmington, De. home at 8:30 a.m. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and once we got onto rt. 322 and headed West, the landscape became wonderfully peaceful, with it’s rolling hills and farmland that stretched as far as the eye could see. This Amish man was driving his cart in front of of us, and I couldn’t resist taking his picture through the windshield of our car. There are so many photo opts in this part of the country, so I NEVER leave home without my camera. My eyes are always looking for something that catches my eye, something that makes me want to pull over and take out my camera. It is always hard to know if I am offending any of the Amish by taking their pictures, many don’t seem to mind, but others do. Sometimes the young boys will hide their faces with their straw hats, and I feel terrible and apologize, I certainly respect their wishes, and do not photograph them. Among some of my favorites photos are of an Amish farmer plowing his field. He seemed to enjoy being photographed. At one point, a friend of his, pulled up in his buggy to chat. They spoke in the old German, and I am sure they were talking about me, AND MY CAMERA! They laughed and seemed completely comfortable with the idea. I turned these photos into beautiful handmade cards, that I am offering on my website They are truely some of my favorites. On the way back home, on the side of the road, was this lovely antique carriage for sale. I couldn’t resist stopping to take a photo. We arrived home at around 7:30 p.m., and every muscle in my body ached, but what a great feeling of accomplishment. Trimming trees, and I’m talkin’ BIG branches, raking, bagging and pileing! We had a great feeling of satisfaction as we left to drive home, and we look forward to returning next Thursday. Little by little, things will get done, and in the meantime, we are enjoying this new project, always looking for a photo opt along the way.


I Have Some Sad News

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007


Yesterday was a sad day. I went to the garden, viagra and found that the little baby rabbits had been attacked, treat probably by the racoons. At first I thought, oh, the mother must have moved them, but reality set in and there were signs that I was wrong. I feel so bad, it’s hard to go out into my garden now. My husband is going to clean up the area for me today, remove what is left of the nest. I remember thinking, the last time I was out there, that the rabbit hole was NOT very deep, and because they had grown so much, as you can see in the photos, they now seemed to be too crowded, much too exposed. Of course, I thought mamma rabbit knows best, but not this time. I read on the internet that rabbits make their nests EVEN IN YOUR LAWN!!! Why? That’s amazing to me. I wonder if this will be the last year she makes a nest in my garden. I hope so. I wouldn’t want to see this happen again, not in MY garden.