Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hurricane Bill

Before the days of television's Weather Channel and storm trackers, folks relied on their barometers. As you can see, a hurricane is accurately being recorded.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Yesterday I finished beading this pendant. The center portion is a piece of beach glass.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


My Dad has become a blogger and can be found at He has been posting about children's toys and what he played with as a child. They played with knives, while his "proper" little girls, opted for guns. Below is a collection that I still have.

Ammo required was nothing more than a ping pong ball.

Not only did we (and still do, upon occasion) enjoy playing with these guns, the nephews and brother-in-laws have also gotten into the act.
P.S. - I just did a search to check on these toy guns (K-Gun) and the first thing that came up was an e-bay site (three days left to bid) with a current bid of $45 for a single gun. Hmm.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Are you familiar with the message banners pulled by airplanes? Here at the beach they are popular. Today we had:

1. Rosa Linda's - full breakfast - 2 eggs bacon - $3.99

2. Mark, happy 40th birthday

3. Lobsta Claw - lobster rolls - ribs

4. I'm sorry. I love you.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sweet Peas

This is my neighbor's beautiful sweet pea plant.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lace Knitting

This summer I've been busy knitting lace. As a birthday gift, I bought the book Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush, along with a cone of Sea Island cotton which is from the West Indies. This is such a luxurious project to work on.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


It is only 70 degrees here this morning with dense fog. A perfect day to bake a batch of blueberry scones.