Category Archives: Coastal Living

End of September….

      A house is built with walls & beams…a Home is built with hopes and dreams -from a French mural Hello…     With summer over and October just around the corner…     I’m reminded what a scrumptious summer this has been     The joy of company…a few get-aways and just recently several simple fun projects completed…I’m ready for October      a decorative bike…a fresh coat of paint…polka dotted seat…     and a large bouquet of dried hydrageneas presenting a somewhat autumn-y feel.      a new pathway in the backyard     will come in quite handy once the rainy season arrives     it was easy freshening up a wreath to the entrance…     with pops of coral…     However…my favorite mini project was a fresco looking mural recently completed this past week.     Deciding on an area above the small dresser … Continue reading

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Feeling Fall🍂

  ”The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”~Marcel Proust   Hello…🍂     This time of year the light becomes illuminating…         Outside the first yellow leaves are beginning to fall…🍂     🍂For me a new energy buzzes in the air…     calling for a change of pace…🍂     🍂and scenery.     The season is in transition…🍂     🍂The end of summer…     and early autumn In the garden…🍂         🍂can be a tricky moment to negotiate…     With some of the beds looking a bit ragged…🍂     the hydrangeas…     and roses continue to bloom…     putting out new buds.     Autumn can be magnificent…it might be my favorite time of year…with the glowing afternoon light… along with the chilly air…🍂🍁🍂🍁     … Continue reading

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August Musings…

    ”Do not compare yourself with others, for you are a unique and wonderful creation. Make your own beautiful footprints in the snow.” –Barbara Kimball       Hi!     At some point during this last week of August (which by the way has zipped on by)  I was reminded of how rich and full life is.                a moment of painting…                 gathering with friends for a morning chat…eat…and tour of their lovely garden     Preparing a meal with Joe… or…      welcoming a stray cat that I have named MacKenzie.         Who by the way is doing well.     There’s a beauty to life that grabs my attention.   One which opens me up to see another perspective… clarity…and reminding me of how things continue to change…grow…and … Continue reading

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Mackenzie The Cat

  “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” the Dalai Lama   Hi, how are you today?     I just returned to the cottage from my plein-air painting group     I’m really not an artist like the others…     however I enjoy the opportunity to paint outside and socialize a bit     This week we went to Couquille village by the river.     There are many charming home sites sitting along the river’s edge…perhaps one day I’ll share more about this area or even about the delightful plein-air painting group I participate in. however…     at the moment I have a very pressing matter that has been creating a three-ring circus around this very sweet cottage.         It all began a few weeks ago as I was standing by one of the hydrangea bushes watering…clipping…and most likely admiring      I looked … Continue reading

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The Couquille River and A Boat Ride🚢

    ”Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau   Hello, sweet friend…     Come and join me as I take you on a river boat ride.     It won’t take too long…     Sooooo… Put  your feet up     relax as we 🚢 travel through time…      along the Couquille river     Imagine an area which was once…     landscaped with…                     lumber mills                 dairy farms                 canneries     boats…     of 80 years ago     History…     a story of days gone by.   🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻   EASY  ITALIAN-AMERICAN RED SAUCE     (For those times when you want to get a yummy dinner … Continue reading

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