Posts Tagged ‘home




The horizon….

“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.”

J. Maarten Troost, Getting Stoned With Savages


Land’s End Baja California, New Year’s Eve, 2005


Photography: Nature’s Shelter Without a Roof

Home needs Roof SwittersB


Gardening: Harvest Time!

garden SBI took the above photos in my mom-in-law’s garden last night. A bountiful yield it appears and time to share with neighbors and family because, of course, she has a big garden…more than two elders really need….but, that’s the way it goes year to year.

Here is a link for gardening you might enjoy re when to harvest etc.



Photography: What Was…What Is

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”   Rudyard Kipling

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“God made a beauteous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said “To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowers tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end.”

God’s Garden ~ Robert Frost 

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“I haven’t much time to be fond of anything … but when I have a moment’s fondness to bestow, most times … the roses get it. I began my life among them in my father’s nursery garden, and I shall end my life among them, if I can. Yes. One of these days (please God) I shall retire from catching thieves, and try my hand at growing roses.” Wilkie Collins, Moonstone

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“Long experience has taught me that people who do not like geraniums have something morally unsound about them. Sooner or later you will find them out; you will discover that they drink, or steal books, or speak sharply to cats. Never trust a man or a woman who is not passionately devoted to geraniums.”

Beverly Nichols

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“Why do we keep believing that we can control nature, even as it banishes us repeatedly from our homes in search of new fertile ground?” Maria Rodale

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“Gardens are made of darkness and light entwined.” 
F.T. McKinstry, Crowharrow


Power Loss, Portable Generator Safety & Planning

portable gen 10000 wattsPopular Mechanics’ Safety Considerations for a Portable Generator


Preparedness: Document & Inventory Storage

The approach of the potentially catastrophic storm Sandy to the East Coast of the U.S. brings to mind preparedness on many levels. Food, evacuation, waiting out power outages etc. are the norm and, of course, critically important. But, something else to do when a crisis is not immediate is document and store on a flash drive, safely stored and retained important documents and visual histories of your home/contents.

Important personal documents will assist you & others rebuild your
life after a disaster. Establish digital copies of the following on a password protected flash drive and keep it with your survival gear: Wills, Trusts, Deeds, Titles, Personal & Family records, to include medical records legal & financial documents, Birth certificates Account numbers, Copies of licenses & permits, Home inventory lists, pictures/videos of your home & belongings, and of course insurance policies and contact numbers for future reference.


Photography: Log Cabin & History Too

This past week, I came upon a log cabin that appeared to be in the process of being assembled. This was not a kit and there was going to be a definite need for chinking. This was someone’s project. Ongoing or abandoned in the process, I don’t know. But, I loved looking at the interior and envisioning someone living within the confines of those log walls. Save for the metal roof, the construction looked quite rustic and old. My photos don’t do it justice. Log Cabins have quite a history. 

Below @ “The Past” you can search back to 2008 month by month

July 2020

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