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Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Located at the top of a brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the footprint was a tiny 425 square feet, but the space stretched vertically for approximately 25 feet, and had access to a roof terrace. As it existed, the arrangement was so awkward that there wasn’t even a reasonable place to locate a bed or a couch. Read more about this Specht Harpman renovation here. Click on the small photos in the article to enlarge. I'm totally impressed!!!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here is another view of my freshly restored front entrance. I'm liking it more and more. I'm calling it my unGarden. Sometimes you have to rip most of your plantings out and start afresh. I shall be very picky about what goes in from now on. Herbs in pots will come next. Click photo to enlarge.
I am finally finished with my wood chip project. I'll take more photos later when this area is shaded. The cool weather we've been having is the only thing that made this possible. I still have some tweeking to do but thought you might want a quick peek at the fruits of my hard labor. I've never had furniture in the front but thought I might enjoy sitting out here when it's too hot in the back later this summer. It's close to the kitchen for cold glasses of iced tea with mint. Click photo to enlarge. I filled up lots of holes around the property with the weeds I dug up and carted away. Now I'm off to some realtor open houses.
Monday, May 13, 2013
How delightful! I love the turquoise gate and the long farm table with the decorative tile top surrounded by bentwood twig chairs. What a wonderful private enclosed outdoor space for enjoyment, gardening, dining, and entertaining. via
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WOW, what a great look! Click on the following link for detailed instructions, in four simple steps, on How To Paint Gingham-Checked Walls from Southern Living. I love the plain upholstery, draperies, carpet and accessories with the only pattern coming from the walls. It's really stunning, agreed?
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I guess this was a dog's Easter basket and he's delighted, isn't he? Webster is part Pitbull and I think he gets his sweetness from that part of his DNA. I love this photo. via Have a great weekend.
Friday, May 10, 2013
How to have a pool when you can't have a pool. This is wonderful. I'd love to have one in my back yard on a hot
summer spring day. Anytime the thermometer get past 80° it's already too hot for me. The mercury is getting very close at 77° right now. via
I've never seen cabinets and drawers flanking a sink that open like this. They look great but you would constantly be moving things in order to use them. To use the drawer to the left, you would have to move the basket. I love the look anyway, so I'll take it! via I wonder how you open those windows?
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Beautiful. I love Nasturtiums. via
My own iPhone photo of Japanese Maple leaves. They are arranged in place by Mother Nature on a tree my mom planted on her birthday several years ago from a seedling she found growing wild. The tree has gotten quite large and I think of her every time I look in the back yard.
As most of us know since the large meteor crashed there, almost all Russians have video cameras mounted on their dashboards. This is a wonderful compilation of the many kind acts by everyday good Samaritans that were captured by these cameras. It's very heartwarming and the background music is beautiful. Please watch. If you can't see it on my blog, go to YouTube here. Good news is hard to find and this will bring tears to your eyes, guaranteed.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I am more than half way finished with spreading the wood chips in the beds at the front and side of the entrance to my cottage. I have weeded this area so much that the soil level has gone down at least 4 or 5 inches. I got a free load of wood chips after hurricane Irene and they are perfect for spreading because they have aged to a nice brown color. My goal is to have neat beds with boxwood and whatever hardy perennials come back on their own. So far, so good. I see some Ladies Mantle. I hope the rest of it comes up even though it's buried below the chips. It's survival of the fittest around here. My plants are in the Army now.
I took this photo a few minutes ago from the balcony off my living room with the telephoto lens aimed at three foxes enjoying family life in the lower forty.
This is the first time I've seen three together so one must be a young kit though they all look about the same size. This is a cropped version of the first photo showing the parents having a tender moment. We got some rain last night and this morning but not nearly enough. I'm glad I walked by at just the right time to see a little of what goes on when I'm not looking.