the butler pantry connecting the kitchen and dining room has enjoyed a small facelift this past year after finding new life as a spacious coffee bar. We lowered the ceiling by installing two oversized pendant lights and just recently placed some visual interest on the opposite wall.
A shaker quilt hanger had been collecting dust in the back of my clothes closet. The knobs on this compression hanger are perfect hooks for hanging artwork.
A friendly chalkboard (made with cardboard boxes) helps add some snap along with a rotation of vacation photos. I framed them only with a paper mat and fixed a loop of string to the back.
It’s my favorite coffee spot in the world
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Just 1 week after a hard freeze, the kind this zone 8b/9a landscape isn’t exactly equipped to handle, I have the sad but necessary chore of cutting back the damage. Plenty of life remains and the plants will spring back. It just looks awfully bleak.
So while I continue to tend to this chore over the next several weeks, I’ll be enjoying the cool-loving plants prospering here at the moment
and making mental plans for cultivating seeds that will grow in the kitchen garden and cutting garden this year
dreaming of flowers, honeybees and butterflies
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between packing up dozens of boxes of Christmas decorations and freeze-proofing the house and bedding plants, a window of opportunity presented itself for a downtown photo op. These images are from the roofs of two parking garages.
More than half the images are still in the camera waiting for a little pre-download perspective correction. Soon…maybe.
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images from my DSLR, primarily of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The overcast grey day and the curvilinear outline of the pavilion captured my imagination.
Tomorrow is a new moon and if it was not quite so cold and grey, I’d definitely head down to the shore with Cristybella to witness the low-low tide phenomenon.
Sending heart felt wishes for peace as the new year dawns. Thank you so very much for reading!