Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday Morning Post


A 'close-to-home' kind of week.......


Yesterday morning I unpacked a few items plus two paintings at the shoppe
 (as you can see from the container).
I added those two 'paint-by-numbers', Blue Boy and Pinkie that I did in 1962.....
they lived at my parents house until a few years ago.
They are becoming very popular once again....at least these 'old' ones are.


Peony from behind.


Rocks at the beach.


The delicacy of the colours is truly amazing.


Soaring over mist.


A pink wild rose along the trail.


Another wild rose.....slightly darker in colour.


Sophie and Ron last evening at the Hill.


Sophie is almost back to herself since her surgery a week ago.
Stitches will be removed this coming Wednesday.


The brown spots on this tree was caused by Tropical Storm Arthur last week.
It is caused by the salty winds that whipped through this area at the beach.
It is similar on the new growth of many trees that were exposed directly to the storm's winds.


A para-surfer enjoying the surf.


Heaven.


Our Clivia is in bloom.
We've had this plant for for a while now.......maybe ten years.
We take it indoors in the fall.




28 comments:

  1. Boy Blue and Pinkey used to live at my Grandmother's house too. Now they live in my closet. It's good to know they're making a comeback.

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    1. Time for both of them to get out of that closet, Stew!! It's 'pride' week here in Nova Scotia....what better time, eh? lol

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  2. Oh heavens I love everything, my gosh I'd be there everyday, and your photos are absolutely sensational , I love them all, and Sophie I'm glad she's better and she looks so happy everything you show, are pure treasures, I am happy for you 3, what a lovely life you've made for yourself!!!

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    1. Lorraine, all that praise makes me blush a bit!! lol
      As you know, life becomes what we have made of it over time. We are fortunate to be where we are right now and are taking full advantage of what we have around us and are able to do and see.

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  3. Wonderful collection of photos, Jim! I love that photo of Ron and Sophie, and the one of Sophie rolling around. Very cool!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Those two are so photogenic it makes it easy!

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  4. The Clivia is gorgeous! Glad Sophie is healing right along.

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    1. I am certain you can grow one there Sharon....all year round I would think.
      Soph is doing much better.....almost 100%.

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  5. Yes, old paint-by-numbers paintings are VERY collectible right now, aren't they? Retro funky cool! And Pinkie and The Blue Boy were such popular images in the 1960s -- I remember my old auntie had them on her bedroom wall. Plus there was a brand of ice cream called Blue Boy Ice Cream too -- I don't know if you had it in the Maritimes or not?

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    1. Only in Manitoba...... pity! Sounds delicious.
      These two p-b-n's will last for ever it seems....can't beat that oil paint!

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  6. great photo of ron and sophie! i can still smell the paint by numbers paint when i think of it.

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    1. Me too Joyce! I used to LOVE that smell....hm-m-m-m.....maybe that is why I enjoyed this activity so much!! lol
      Ron and Sophie have a unique relationship. It makes me happy to see this.

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  7. Paint by numbers, I did some too way back in the 1960's, shows how old they and I are!!! Superb photos, a collection of a wonderful week. Sophie, you do look so well and happy out there once again .Cheers,Jean

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    1. How old 'we' are, Jean! I loved doing these....so relaxing at the time with a house full of screaming kids!!
      Sophie is feeling so much better now. The stitches are not bothering her anymore. I bet she will not be happy getting them out on Wednesday! We'll have lots of treats waiting for her!!
      All the best and we hope Hugh gets come comfort very soon.

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  8. Very nice pics and really love the one of Sophie grazing in the grass

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  9. NIcely captured snippets of your week, Jim. Your shop looks like a great place to browse.

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    1. It is a good place in which to browse, Pat. As is the shoppe next door.

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  10. Love these photos! I've never heard of a Clivia before, I must look it up and tell my husband! He does all the work with the flowers, I just enjoy them!

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    1. You could probably keep it out all year round, Kay, down in Georgia. Ours have almost quadrupled in size. It must be divided this fall or else it will be too big to move around.

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  11. Oh Jim, the shop is charming!
    Somglad our Sophie is healing well.

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    1. Thanks Terry! It is turning out OK, I think.
      Soph is such a sweetheart...she has been a perfect patient too. Wednesday she gets stitches out......ouch!

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  12. The photo of Sophie rolling in the grass is amazing! Oh to be a dog!

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    1. She just LOVES to do this H-E!

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  13. Beautiful photos. Love the paint by numbers. I have a couple of them myself. Goldilocks and the Three Bears being my favorite. Glad to see Sophie feeling better and the photo of Sophie and Ron is just wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Jill. I loved doing those paint by numbers. Soph is a lot better and she is DYING to go for a swim but not till Thursday or maybe Wednesday afternoon!!

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  14. Sophie and Ron look healthy. I wish I could visit your shop.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Sophie and Ron are doing well. Ron has 'those days' still adjusting to meds but generally is doing fine....it takes about a year to find your way after a heart attack.
      I wish I could show you around my little shop!!

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  15. I'd love to browse in your shop, Jim. Your photos for this week are stunning - impossible to pick a favorite. Glad Sophie is ready to run on Wed.

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