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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mosaic Monday

Again the mosaics are here - I love Mondays!!!

Stop over at the Little Red House and visit all the other Mosaics.

I have two mosaics this Monday - the first one is our grandsons at the
NW WA Fair - in August. My mosaics are about summer - because I don't
want fall to come - I don't care for it all that much - I would much rather have
summer, or spring, or even winter. Our summers here are simply gorgeous
and I never want them to end - so here is summer - two little boys at the fair - and their grampy riding on the merry-go-round.

Click to enlarge the photos if you like. . .

And another summertime passtime . . . .

Picking blackberries. We came across this fabulous old house and asked the neighbors if they knew if the owners would mind if we picked the berries hanging along the driveway. The neighbors assured us that it was fine - as the owners were only there to bring things to the old house and to mow the lawn
and pick the apples from the orchard.

The house was in horrible condition and probably no one has lived there in years - but there was certainly a lot of stuff in it - upstairs on the main floor and in the basement - stacked high!!! One window was broken out in the kitchen and there were poles hung from wall to wall, full of all sorts of cloths - leopard print dresses, fancy hats, lots of men's suits, feathers and lacey things. The clothes didn't look like they have spent a rainy winter there, so they much have
been brought there fairly recently.

We picked 2 gallons of blackberries and had hoped to get back to pick more. So far we haven't, but we've thought often about the shabby old house and its funny contents.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oohh! What a lovely place to visit. I so love this little house, and if those walls could only talk, what would they tell us? The berries looked so scrumptous. Are you making jams, or pies or cobblers? Yummy! The grandsons are just precious. Love the photos. Thanks for sharing. Stop by and say hi. I always love visitors. Country hugs, Sherry

Wildflowerhouse said...

Ah the fair. Brings back so many memories. Cute grandchildren. The mosaic of the old house is very interesting and the story you tell, facinating. By the looks of your header I am guessing you are in skagit co. near La Conner, Mt. Vernon? One of my favorite places. Enjoyed your post. Sharon

~JarieLyn~ said...

I really enjoyed yoru post. I love that you posted grandsons having fun at the fair. Some of my favorite memories are being at the fair with my grandpa. Your second mosaic is gorgeous. I love the old house and the story behind it. wish I could take a peek inside and see everything you did. Hmm. I wonder who the clothes belong to.

Mary said...

Oh, your grandsons are so cute! Love the story of the old house, too. How odd! thanks so much for sharing at Mosaic Monday. :)

Nancy Jo said...

I love going into old houses, they are getting hard to find now. When I was growing up my aunt and I would find old houses way out in the country and climb in the windows and look through them. We used to scare ourselves to death but had a lot of fun. Some of them did have a lot of things left in them.
You sure got a good lot of berries!
Nancy Jo

Julie said...

We loved blueberry picking too. So much fun to do with the little ones. Can't wait for next year!

BunnyKissd said...

What a curious house! I'd love to inherit something like that... ^-^ Thanks for sharing!

Dena said...

Ben is having too much fun with the cotton candy. LOL