Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gram's Writing Desk

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Rock On!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wheels Go 'Round

Wednesday, August 09, 2017


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Full Moon

Monday, August 07, 2017

The Green Skiff

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Red Lily

Friday, August 04, 2017

It's Mueller Time!

Two words:  GRAND JURY.  
It produces a warm glow in one's chest, doesn't it?  
I celebrated by buying one of these shirts.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Tree in a tree

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

It's August!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Buh Bye July!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Friday, July 28, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hat tip to Susan...


“The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

After Many Years

There is a new book out by Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables series.  
Yes, really!  
Two wonderful women gathered some of her long forgotten short stories and put them into a book.
🌟 Guest Post 🌟 Carolyn Strom Collins on the Creation of 
After Many Years
This book was published in Canada on 6 June 2017 by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
It is due out in the USA on 7 November 2017
To buy it sooner through the publisher:
Mind you, I already checked and it would be $21.95 from the publisher plus almost $12 to ship it to Vermont, so more than $33.00. If I wait until November it's just $21.95, 
or even $14.15 from Amazon. 
Hard to justify, but so hard to wait!!  But do read the Guest Post!! It's wonderful!

We met Carolyn Collins the last time we visited PEI. As my dear husband had created the newsletter Kindred Spirits, about the works and life of LMM, she took us from Silverbush across the road to the family home (then not yet open to the public), where I photographed the Rosebud Spray Tea Set and the remaining original diety of the hearth (Gog, I think). She also gave me her email address and phone number inviting us to stay in touch ... which I managed to misplace before we got home to Vermont. Lovely to feel reconnected! 

In the Guest Post, Carolyn mentions Rea Wilmshurst.  
I recall that Rea stopped here at our home in Vermont on her way 
from PEI back to Toronto one year, to meet and discuss LMM, 
Kindred Spirits newsletter, and the work Rea was doing.  
That was so long ago (early 90's) that I feel old!

I can't wait to read the book!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Coates Island

This is Mallets Bay where we sail. That dark land off on the left is Coates Island. For the last 145 years, it has been owned by the Coates Family. There are 40 camps (small cottages) on the island, three of which are currently for sale. On Saturday we got to tour the Island, courtesy of the Coates Family.  So nice! 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Friday, July 21, 2017

The Tea Cart

I got this tea cart off Craigslist and refinished it as a surprise for son Robin. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Black-Eyed Susan

Sure hope that eye is feeling better today, Susan!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Starship Lantern

This was at the craft center too, created by Kristian Brevik.  
It is made of wood with embroidered appliqué sails.  
The whale lights up from inside more than appears here.  
The sails are patches of night sky with stars!  Sooooooo amazing!!  
And a mere $3,200.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Made in Vermont

Wow!  I saw this at the local craft center and it blew me away.  So beautiful!! 
Sorry to say I neglected to note the name of the artist, because I was stunned by the price tag: $2,700.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Summer Sky

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Robin's Roost

Today is the Housewarming Party for Root*Center*Son.  His name is Robin and in late May he bought a little oasis of a house not too far from the Vermont State Capitol.  As you can see, he has a lovely front porch, complete with white climbing roses.  Both sides of the porch came with large hanging baskets.  He never quite managed to fill them with flowers, feeling that whatever got planted wouldn't have sufficient sunlight.  So guess what.  Just a week before his Housewarming a pair of Robins began building a nest in one of the hanging pots!  Then they built one in the other pot as well. We'd already been calling his home "Robin's Roost"; now the name is permanent!
Awaiting word on eggs.  Stay tuned! 🌿

Friday, July 14, 2017


Thursday, July 13, 2017


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Some Rain Must Fall

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Monday, July 10, 2017

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Camel's Hump

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Thunderheads Rising