Monday, December 23, 2013


Best Wishes To Everyone
During the Holiday Season
And The Coming New Year


  1. Your new door? It is very welcoming, and very beautiful. The blue, the stone, the elephants, and Derry slay me!

    Merry Christmas to you, George. May every day you live be what you want.

  2. Merry Christmas, George!

    Love that stonework...

  3. Thanks, Robert. Yes, one of the advantages of living near the mountains is that stone is more readily available and less expensive than in many other areas of the country. Most of the house exterior is cedar shake, but the foundation, steps, and some of the trim is stone from the local mountains. May you, Carmen, and your entire family be blessed with peace and joy during the holidays and the coming year.

  4. Merry Christmas, Ruth! Yes, this is the front entrance to our new house, though the double doors are quite old. The woman who constructed the house eighteen years ago was an antique dealer, and she used old doors whenever she could find them. We have some interior doors, for example, that have mail slots.

    There's some other history here — the ceramic elephants were brought back from Vietnam by Margaret's father — and the stone comes from local quarries. As for Derry, it's simply the history of being frustrated whenever she is called upon to pose for a photo.

    Have a great holiday with your family and friends. Hopefully, I will be able to get back into the swing of blogging more in the new year.

  5. And to you, Dominic! Have a great holiday.