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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Annie has been busy at 53A

I've been so busy moving in. The inside was finished right away but there was so much to do on the outside. The lighthouse needed some restoration and the front porch, especially, needed to be completely rebuilt. But here she is, finished at last. The bench is a refugee from the side of the road, now all spruced up. The potted flowers add a bright spot, don't you think?

Now that the porch is finally finished, I can sit back and enjoy the view day and night.

When I'm not daydreaming, walking on the beach, or working on a project, I escape to the side yard where I found old roses running riot from lack of pruning for so many years. I pulled out a truck load of shrubs and ivy run wild and look what I found. This wall is a dream, don't you think?

Come by. Set a spell and smell the roses with me.


  1. Oh wow! I'm on my way. Just have a zillion chores to do first - no, blow it, I'm on my way right now. I'll bring a couple of home made muffins . . . I'd like to say I made them, but I'm a lousy liar (even though I write fiction). Karen made them and they're delicious.

  2. Annie, I saw your bench the other day and wondered who had cleaned up the porch and roses. So here I am! What a lovely view, too. Welcome to our little paradise.

  3. Gorgeous Annie! What a truly lovely Blogland home your have there - and with a view to die for! Now that I'm all set up over at mine, please may I come and visit you? I'll bring a big bunch of herbs from my garden and a freshly baked rosemary and honey cake. How does that sound?

  4. Another delightful space! I can't wait to visit. Please come over to #11 anytime. Door's always open!

  5. Absolutely beautiful...Hi Im at #4..always welcome.

  6. annie, here's me at # 9, a fellow gardener who appreciates stone walls as much as i appreciate chocolate and coconut cake.

    it's obvious your yard is going to have your own special touch. i'll probably be biking by on my way to the beach, or the park, or wieneke's shop. you'll know me because most of the time my smile is as authentic as yours...

  7. Beautiful spot - be round as fast as I can from 7984, way down the lane! Stunning spot you've got there!

  8. Lovely plantings, and you're rosy as a rose, too :-)

    That wall with the moss and lichen looks so cooling. I read where you can take moss and mix it with buttermilk, whiz it in a blender (ick?) and paint rock with it and moss will grow---

  9. Love what you've done with the place Annie,,especially the lighthouse. And the spruced up bench looks perfect there.
    Mmmmmm, the roses just smell divine!
    Come see me anytime at #64. My roses need encouragement, and I think you're just the gal to do it!