Sunshine, Happiness and Herring Cove

13 Apr

I just had to share our delight !  Yesterday, we spent two hours walking at Herring Cove Beach on Campobello. It was 60 degrees and sunny with a warm, light breeze.  Medicine for the soul.  After our long and hard winter, everyone is jumping for joy.  Enjoy the photos….

Sunday at Herring Cove

Sunday at Herring Cove

Wiers

Wiers

Ahhh...

Ahhh…

A pebble for your thoughts...

A pebble for your thoughts…

Peacock House Goes to The Little White House

8 Apr

   On a gorgeous April day we visited The Little White House in Warm Springs ,Georgia.  Since we live near Campobello, and have visited Hyde Park, we only thought it fitting to complete the circle and pay our respects at Warm Springs.   It is a beautifully maintained historical sight. The house itself is warm and cozy and the grounds are delightful.

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A highlight is viewing President Roosevelt’s unfinished portrait, began on the day he died.  The artist left the portrait as it was when he was taken ill, but then painted another as she had intended it to be…

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There is also The Walk of States – where each State has it’s flag blowing in the wind, the date it joined the union, State Motto and a sample of rock.  Maine , by the way, joined the Union on March 15, 1820 , it’s Motto is “Dirigo” or “I Lead.” and the rock is granite ( of course!).

little WH (7)

little WH (5)

The Guides at Warm Springs explained there has been a surge in interest about Eleanor and Franklin since the Ken Burns series on Public Television last year.  Let’s hope more people visit the International Park at Campobello, The State Park at Warm Springs in Georgia and Hyde Park in New York State.

The more I learn about The Roosevelts, the more I am fascinated. In fact, I just learned of the Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C. ~ perhaps another trip is in the making!

 

 

 

 

 

Come On Spring!

25 Mar

Spring is coming...honest!

On a “warm” , sunny March day in Lubec Dennis just cannot help himself….he just HAS to wash the car! Odd how the mid-30’s can feel quite balmy. Spring is in the air and we are so happy.

( just ignore all that snow you see on the photo)

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