The real me is the woman in this window, manual typewriter in front of her but holding a pencil posed over paper. Deer nibble at shrubbery on snow-covered lawn, fodder both for her writing and for her life.
Or are they the same thing?
[Picture by illustrator Adrianne Blair in Faith Baldwin's Face Toward the Spring.]
Friday, June 10, 2016
Let's Visit Christy & Bryan
Would you like a peek into our daughter
and son-in-law's new house?
Christy and Zoe will welcome you at the door.
Hope you brought your swimsuit with you!
Have you met our grandson Luke? Here he is with his mom, and he'll put some red snapper and flounder he caught on the grill for our supper.
I haven't taken pictures of the guest room yet,
but the master bedroom is a dreamy retreat.
Barn wood from our old home in TN
will become a part of this bedroom
when Bryan has it made into a barn slider door
leading into the bathroom.
I'll show you that when it's finished
but here's another piece from Valley View
that Christy asked for when her father and I moved to Florida.
It's a 12 foot bench R.H. and I bought decades ago
that we used by our dining table for a long time
and now will be used for Christy and Bryan's.
It was made by a Mennonite carpenter and had been
in our barn for over 10 years after we stopped using it.
The small entrance courtyard outside the window above
will soon become a small garden full of herbs.
Before we step further into the house we should pop
back outside for a moment and let R.H. show
you a date palm tree that is in bloom.
Back inside, just a quick look at one wall of the kitchen.
The kitchen will be remodeled in Phase II;
meanwhile we'll just look at this piece
that holds her Fiesta collection.
Time to go to the pool party but you might want
to stop by the dramatic new powder room first.
I couldn't resist getting a closeup shot for you.
Ready for a swim now?
Bryan, Christy, and R.H. have been so busy landscaping
the area around the terrace that I need to get a new
picture out here as it has changed dramatically since I took this picture.
Next time I go visit, I'll do just that
and will keep you updated as they move into
Phase II and III, and beyond.
An outdoor kitchen is next on the list as
Christy is one of the best grill cooks ever,
but here's how we'll end our visit.
Let's gather around the new linear fire pit between