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Painter Farm

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We call our new place “Painter Farm” because it’s what the realtor called it as we discussed putting in the application.
Here are a few snaps from around the house. A few little details.

We have two of these windows in the house, one at the bottom and one at the top of the staircase.

We have two of these windows in the house, one at the bottom and one at the top of the staircase.


The view from the upstairs bathroom, looking down into the back yard and the little shed.

The view from the upstairs bathroom, looking down into the back yard and the little shed.


Jack on the screened porch.  I got the little table and chairs for a song at a store closing it's business.

Jack on the screened porch. I got the little table and chairs for a song at a store closing it’s business.


The front porch lamp. The ceiling of the porch is painted "haint blue" which is said to ward off evil spirits and bugs. :)

The front porch lamp. The ceiling of the porch is painted “haint blue” which is said to ward off evil spirits and bugs. 🙂


This is a lamp in the downstairs foyer. I just LOVE the detail in the oak trim!

This is a lamp in the downstairs foyer. I just LOVE the detail in the oak trim!


The banister on the stairs has this lovely detailing as well, so handsome!

The banister on the stairs has this lovely detailing as well, so handsome!


The little boys bedroom. It has a neat shape to it like a turret style. We have two boys in each of the two rooms. Scott and I share the only room with a decent closet.

The little boys bedroom. It has a neat shape to it like a turret style. We have two boys in each of the two rooms. Scott and I share the only room with a decent closet.

Lily came for a visit. Here you can see a bit of the built in cabinet behind them. It provides lots of china hutch type storage and is a good place for me to keep extra kitchen appliances.

Lily came for a visit. Here you can see a bit of the built in cabinet behind them. It provides lots of china hutch type storage and is a good place for me to keep extra kitchen appliances.

My messy kitchen. I love the island center for washing dishes and the sink there. I don't love that it's so close to the fridge that folks use it as a place to set things from the fridge as they are getting food out.

My messy kitchen. I love the island center for washing dishes and the sink there. I don’t love that it’s so close to the fridge that folks use it as a place to set things from the fridge as they are getting food out.

The living room downstairs is also shaped in the "turret" style that matches the little boys room directly above it. We started off with one couch and three chairs but now have two couches and three chairs, and for the first time in forever we ALL have a place to sit!

The living room downstairs is also shaped in the “turret” style that matches the little boys room directly above it. We started off with one couch and three chairs but now have two couches and three chairs, and for the first time in forever we ALL have a place to sit!


The walls going upstairs have provided a good gallery space for my nautical photography. It was Max's idea to put the photos here and I like it very much.

The walls going upstairs have provided a good gallery space for my nautical photography. It was Max’s idea to put the photos here and I like it very much.


Okay that’s a little glimpse, however choppy it may be, into our little house we call Painter Farm.
Have a good week folks, and may The Lord bless you and keep you.

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My favorite downtown view

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When thinking about where I live, I have a few spots that visually really bring me peace. The church on Market with the huge stain glass flower, the view of the sunset from my backyard or of the moonrise from the marina. This one is also one of my favorites. It’s the view from the bridge nearest the yummy Corner Bakery.

My favorite downtown view

My favorite downtown view

We go this way when we take Noah to work, or when we are driving to visit Scott at the Wharf. It’s a lovely little spot to stop and take a snap. I’ve shared it here before but I felt this shot got a clearer image than the last one. Do you see why it’s easy to be at peace living here? I love it, and would love to stay for the rest of my life and to stop being a “come here” and start being a “stay here”. We will see, only time will tell.

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Remember when “flare” was all the rage a minute ago? 🙂 It seems my iPhone handed down to me from my dearly departed dad, is really good at getting flare. It does weird red blobs with the right or wrong kind of sun, depending on your perspective of flare. Here’s a collection of my favorite. I didn’t add any flare to any of these post production. The most I ever do post is to crop and adjust the contrast and to adjust the tilt because I’m the WORST at getting things lopsided.

street light flare

street light flare

sun flare

sun flare

sun through winter trees flare

sun through winter trees flare

Sam at low tide flare

Sam at low tide flare

Iphone flare