Tag Archives: water

A nautical dog for a nautical girl.

Havanese –

a swimming dog fit for a queen. This breed was once owned by Queen Victoria. Meet Tillie (Tiller), she will be joining our familybefore Christmas. I wanted a nautical dog name – Tiller seemed to be perfect. We will call her Tillie for short. My sister has a friend with a dog named Tiller. Once I heard the story of how the dog spins in a circle when she hears “What do you do when you hit the mark”, I was sold. For those of you that don’t know in sailing when you hit a mark of the course as a penalty you are required to complete a 360. More on Tillie and the breed later. Here are some photos. Our breeder (Hair pups) is unbelievable and she sends photos once a week as she grows! These photos are from week one and week three! She is still quite little!

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Life on the Water

I often try to explain to others how I feel when I am on the water and have done a lot of thinking lately about how important it is to me. As I said in the last post I went to visit Lisa this past weekend in Matunuck, RI. She is my sister and shares the same love for being on the water that I do. One of the many reasons we get along so well. After the 6 hour drive after work on friday morning we arrived in Matunuck. The street covered in cars and people walking around going to the couple of local but great “classic” beach bars that we have come to love. Immediately upon getting out of the car the thick sea air hits you. Breathe in deep, that summer smell overwhelms.

On saturday morning I woke up and proceeded immediately to the deck off of her bedroom. It was very sunny and you can see the ocean in between the beach houses across the street. I immediately feel at ease. Here are few photos from the deck. More photos of the containers she has lined the deck with to follow in the next post.

My question for all of you… is the cost of living on the water worth it?  Crazy taxes, high costs of living… does the feeling of relaxation and calm go away when this is the view you see every morning? Or is it a constant reminder that life is good?

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Sunset Series

This series of sunset photos were taken on July 3rd 2012. The annual Sodus Point fireworks display is this evening, and we have the luxury of viewing them from Crescent Beach on Sodus Bay. I have been failing all of you on this sunset series that I originally wrote about.

This weekend I am off to Rhode Island – sisters reunited.  I will certainly have a post of 2 from the trip!

 

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Cottage Containers 2012

To get this season’s cottage container gardening kicked off – this saturday my mother and I visited local nurseries around Sodus Bay. I discovered that Grandpa’s on Route 104 in Sodus has a much larger plant selection than I anticipated. It was a prefect spring day – 78 and sunny on the bay. Not too shabby considering the Lake is still fairly cold.

Last year with the help of Lisa we were introduced to the Elephant Ear. A unique annual with a large leaf – similar to the look of an elephant ear if you will. They are not your typical geranium.

My favorite annual has to be fiber optic grass. I was thrilled to come across it again and actually yelled out in the nursery upon spotting it. I drew some attention to myself at that point but I didn’t care.

As I usually post during lunch (1/2 hour), I will have to keep this short and I want to get the photos uploaded for your viewing pleasure. We are only about 1/2 done with the containers for this year. More planting to be done next weekend.  I encourage you to leave questions or comments on the plants if you have any, thanks!! -SC

PS- Garden in whatever makes your comfortable… I included my fancy pink attire. It was sunny, why not get a tan while work on the yard!

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Island Time.

Long over due post on my trip to Sint Maarten & Anguilla. I took a ton of photos but tried to capture some landsape design or shall I say overall design flair as well as some of the local flora. I also captured some beach and ocean shots. Enjoy. – Sarah

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“The relationship that humans have with water is complex, ambivalent, and ever oscillating between too much and too little. Water is the foundation of life. Its energy, healing qualities, light, and meditative inspiration is captivating for us all…..” Designing with Water, by Axel Lohrer

Water as a Design Element.

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