Monday, September 07, 2009

my garden

Mushroom - day one; it is right next to the angel trumpet tree.

Mushroom day 2

View from front door looking right.

View looking left, the angel trumpet tree is just to the left of the big tree. The blue thing are windchimes that sound like church bells - i will eventually suspend them in the middle of the tree (it has a hollow spot). I love them windchimes. The stairs lead to a balcony overlooking the street and garden.

An orchid and plant (red congo i think) in a bed of blue glass


bougainvillea flowers

cute green lizard

bromiliad in the big tree that sheds all the leaves.

Angel Trumpet flowers

Angel Trumpet tree

My Blue Buddha next to a Bird of Paradise.

The Norse God of Wind doorknocker

LEAVES! They are the bane of my existence; they keep falling and falling and falling.

This fountain with a glass pebble base is my favorite feature. I love the sound of gently gurgling water.

Monday, May 11, 2009

sob, sob

Today I had my mattress delivered. It has a foam top and totally rocks. Cant wait to try it out. My old, but still rather new mattress got destroyed when the roof sprung a leak/downpour/i dont know - wasnt there.
So I get to the house in the morning to let in the waiting delivery guys (i gave them a big tip for waiting) and the first thing i see is water all over the dining room floor. That damn AC froze and leaked everywhere. I ruined my brand new never lived in bamboo floors. Ruined. Before I moved in - boo! The ceiling is also pretty ruined. The townhouse was almost done and now it needs so much more work. BOO! I am consequently pretty bummed out today. After reading and laughing and about Dooce's relatively tame bathroom remodel I thought i would share my much more damaging sob story.

Here is a picture I am taking to 16 x 20 and putting in my dining room. I love it and it makes me smile. Taken in El Junque, Puerto Rico.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


I love me some good stormy weather, but when i hear howling wind i get a little pit of anxiety in my stomach. Damn all those hurricanes, but tropical storms - they rock. Of course now that i am going to have a garden, that might change.

Friday, March 27, 2009

town house under construction


its almost done! Here are some pics my boyfriend took today. When all is ready i will post more. too bad i don't have any before shots.

This is the beautiful light i have hanging over the spiral staircase. I have another one just outside my bedroom door. I cant tell you how much i love these lights.

tis the living room looking at the kitchen

this is the master bathroom sink area - they installed the sinks incorrectly - they are supposed to rest on top of the granite - boo!

this the master bedroom looking up at the loft

this is the loft/office

this is the front patio. my friend the landscape designer has designed a gorgeous garden for me.

This my kitchen from the living room. I really LOVE my kitchen :]

This is from the kitchen looking into the dining room