Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tomato Season

 It's finally tomato season.

 This year we are growing purple heirlooms.

 They are called Indigo Rose.

Not quite ready yet, they are still green on the bottom.

 Some red tomatoes hiding amongst the others.

 Pretty purple flowers.

 Raspberry bushes.

There are a few ready to be picked.

The basil is doing very well.
 New sun dial.

 Fairy door, with a little gnome.
 The tallest tree in the back was recently struck by lightning.   It is hard to see, but it split the tree right down the middle.  Chunks of bark were strewn all over the yard. 

This tree came down during the same storm.

It just missed the little birdhouse, very lucky since a family of birds was living in it!

 Some tomatoes from the garden (along with a silver tomato server).

With some basil and mozzarella.  Yum.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Historic Houses

Happy 4th of July! 
I came across an article online showing Historical Houses currently for sale.  I love them all!
Above is the Joseph Norton House in Edgardtown, MA.

 Marquis de Lafayette spend time in the house above in Culpeper, VA.

 This pretty yellow house has connections to Dartmouth University in Landaff, NH.

 The Peggy Stewart House in Annapolis, MD.

The Linsley-Howd Barnhouse in Northford, CT.

Fox Hill Farmhouse in Jamestown, RI.
I think this one looks like the Amityville house!

18th Century estate in Milford, DE.
(All above images from Yahoo Homes/Zillow)

Here in Minnesota, we have recently had many historical houses demolished or destroyed.  Above is the George Peavey Mansion in Minneapolis.  While the house still stands, much of the beautiful interior and exterior has been torn down and destroyed.  Very sad.
See more pictures here:  1889 Victorian House Restoration Blog.