Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The more we get together

i've been looking for an excuse to get this image onto this blog for some time now... and now that it is the end of February, well that's excuse enough!  so here it is "the vintage camp out with phonograph player". i'm throwing in these classic get together lyrics for good measure:
The more we get together,
together, together,
the more we get together,
the happier we shall be.
For your friends
are my friends,
and my friends
are your friends.
The more we get together,
the happier we shall be.

Monday, February 18, 2013

White Snow, Quiet Walks.

Japanese Haiku
“All Heaven and Earth
Flowered white obliterate...
Snow...unceasing snow”
Hashin, Japanese Haiku

even as the snow falls, an lingers in the cool shadows for weeks to come, work continues at pinecrest: the pool solar panels have disappeared from the hillside to make room for classic trailers (which will be available to rent), workers labor in the new "paradise lounge" (where a piano has been spotted!) to make it ready for the summer season, and activity on the roof of the club house hints at the new improved solar heating system to warm the pool this year. but in spite of all this activity, there is still great solitude to be had, quiet walks to be taken and books to be read. enjoy this lovely season, even as we prepare for the best summer yet!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013



winter is a perfect time to spend an afternoon with an inspirational book, prepare a pot of hot tea, or have a quiet conversation with a friend.