Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Neighbors

Hey Lewis, look it's another red couch. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 21, 2005

Another Web

More alternate housing from Spider Villa, which may become the new name of our house. Firstly and actually still named is Bayside. But borrowing this name from one of the Unpainted Aristocracy originals is pretty tempting. Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 10, 2005

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Sunny Ireland

Cliffs of Knockadoon. Posted by Picasa

Tide pool

Irish sealife in a tide pool. Posted by Picasa


Irish lobsterboat gets hauled up and out in a quite practical boat trailer. Posted by Picasa

New friends

Mary, in the middle, and her husband Paul have openly invited Donny & myself to visit their summer home anytime. It is on Bear Island in western County Cork. Accessible only by ferry. The group went to their home for a lovely buffet one evening. Their youngest daughter and her friends entertained us with a short play. The oldest daughter, 18, played the piano for us. On the right is our good friend Marian the librarian. She lives in County Waterford. Her husband, Patrick, is a dairy farmer. Marian is our fashion maven. Her inlaws have a decaying castle on their property in County Waterford. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 07, 2005

Irish surf

Becki, me & Bill playing in the surf Posted by Picasa

At Myrtle Grove

Donny & I on the grounds of Myrtle Grove, Raleigh's Youghal town house. Posted by Picasa

Hi Youghal

Breeda, one of our hostesses, and me in my new Irish sweater bought in Youghal but made in Turkey. All the Youghal gals were surprised that I found something so cool right under their noses. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 05, 2005


Topiary dog in Longwood Gardens. Check out his bushy eyebrows and tail. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Surfing Time

Lewis headed out for some surfing. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Queen

It's not everyday you get to see Queen Elizabeth up close and personal. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 08, 2005

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

When I was taking Willy's picture for Martin, my camera battery ran out and just as Willy was really getting into the whole posing thing, too. I asked him to wait a minute while I switched batteries and to please roll over when I got back. He said okay, but we all know how cats lie, so I was not so sure he would really be cooperative. When I returned to the photo session, Willy had indeed moved on to a different spot on the porch and did not seem too interested in posing but then vanity struck I suppose or maybe guilt. So here you have it, his best shot, or rather mine. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 01, 2005

Oh Buoy!

What do you call a collection of old crab pot floats? A boogle, a floogle, a baggle of buoys, a fingle of floats? Maybe naught but a coloful mess! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 28, 2005


Lydia has the whole world in her hands with a little help from Uncle Donald. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Went searching for Lydia's lost deer but found this dragonfly instead. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Little Lewis

Hey, hey Lewis got shorter. Jess loves him anyway, even in his swim diaper chapeau. Posted by Picasa

Jelly To Go

That is one awesome looking jellyfish that Lewis fished out of the ocean! Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 22, 2005