10.30.2012

Love this....

Yes, I am a Pinterest Addict. I thought I would share a few favorites. Click the images for more details. Have a great day!






















10.29.2012

Winds Picking Up :Update


Update 10/30:  Things are ok here, but we still have warnings in effect. We are expecting a heavy band of rainy which is expected to bring heavy winds. Keep you posted.
ALERT 1 - Coastal Flood Warning
A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1:00PM EDT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
Event Start: In Progress
Event End: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:00 PM EDT
Details
ALERT 2 - Wind Advisory
A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7:00PM EDT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
Event Start: In Progress
Event End: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 7:00 PM EDT



Winds here around 3pm are hovering near 40-45 mph with gusts to 60. The next 3 hours are supposed to be the worst. We have lost a few branches, and our greenhouse which was anchored securely has blown away!

10.28.2012

Sandy....Baby...W-h-y?



Sandy is climbing up the coast....a very unpredictable storm....a hurricane....a nor'easter...a "Frankenstorm". We still are not sure what to expect here in southern New England. We are prepared. We are on high ground in our little coastal town....in fact, we may be the highest in town.

Stay safe all.


Sandy

Stranded at the drive-in
Branded a fool
What will they say Monday at school?

Sandy can't you see I'm in misery
We made a start now were apart
There's nothing left for me
Love has flown all alone
I sit and wonder why-yi-yi-yi
Why, you left me oh Sandy

Oh Sandy baby someday when high-yi school is done
Somehow, someway, our two worlds will be one
In heaven, forever and ever we will be
Oh please say you'll stay oh Sandy

Sandy my darling you hurt me real bad
You know it's true but baby you gotta believe me
When I say I'm helpless without you
Love has flown all alone
I sit, I wonder why-yi-yi-yi
Why, you left me oh Sandy

Sandy, Sandy, why-yi-yi-yi-yi
Oh Sandy 

composed by Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis

Still remember going to Grease with my friend Jo Mary Pontes. The theatre was sold out and we had to sit in separate rows! Has always been a favorite!

10.26.2012

Fridays with Edna and Eva - War Cake

I am going to start sharing a recipe from my grandmother's recipe box each Friday. There are also recipes mixed in from my great-grandmother. Many of these are from the 40's and 50's.  I will just post the recipe cards....interpret as you see fit :)

....and if you try any...please share!

10.22.2012

It's a Shopbop Giveaway!

On the wave of a downer comment that was quite confusing to this typically layed back gal,...Shopbop has cheered me up. They are allowing me to give away another $100 gift card!

This giveaway will run until October 31st....that's right....HALLOWEEN!

Leave me a comment for one entry....anything will suffice! It's that simple!

I will randomly choose a reader and announce the winner on November 1st!

And... yes my international readers, you too are included!

Check out the Pencey Standard Blazers...

or  the True Religion Jackets....

or the over the top amazing maybe if I hit the lottery someday Peter Som Jackets



10.21.2012

Sunday Morning

I took an early morning walk....44 degrees...no wind...peaceful as it comes.....


Autumn has finally decided to visit our little street.....


The piles of leaves are almost big enough to jump in......but we will wait another week, until the maples drop their bounty, then we will rake our makeshift mountain and jump with glee....


Even the vines are vibrant show offs....


The lavender (foreground) rests peacefully, the vegetable garden (beyond) still
 is in the process of clean up.





Our stonewall in all its glory...






A few Halloween cut-outs on steamy morning windows...


Our inspiration for "Prince Snow Farm"


Street view heading home...


Street view heading out....


The sun finally above the horizon enough to cast memorable shadows....


C joins me, and takes a few shots from an 8 year old's perspective, and I absolutely love it.....




Walking home....


Good Morning to all.

10.14.2012

Garden Inspired Fabrics

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A Watercolor of Zinnias

I have been having fun designing my own garden inspired fabric line on Spoonflower.   It will be available soon to the public. In the meantime, please take a peek! I am so excited....the chance to let my garden live year round :)

Butterflies on Zinnias

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I have chosen a mirror design....I think it is VERY cool how the flowers turn into abstract art...such as sunflowers....
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A bouquet of assorted zinnias...pastel tones....

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More zinnias...jewel tones....with rustic touches....


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An assortment of hydrangeas....

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A hot pink zinnia...bursting with life and color....

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And of course...a few pumpkins!
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Many more to come!

Check back soon :)

October Shadows

Took a walk around yesterday...the change is slow to come to many of our trees that usually 
are a blend of orange and red at this time....




The grass is lush and green...denying the change of seasons as it pretends it is springtime...


The skies were so blue today....not a cloud in site, 
a vast robin's egg canvas...full of dreams and wishes...


The maples cast their shadows long and deep....a scatter of leaves add a decorative touch...


The majestic maples hold tight to their green...willing us a hope for a late fall show....


The grasses and herbs lend life to a barren garden....promising life....


A touch of deep red-orange teases us....


I get lost in the shadows of the woods....a canopy from fall's sunshine, 
a place to pause and reflect....







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