Garry used to be a major-league cover-stealer. Early in our marriage, I tried to gently detach him from his tightly-held cover cocoon. It was hopeless. His technique was simple: two 360-twirls while firmly clutching the covers. It left me with no covers while he was fully wrapped, neck to toes. At some point, I realized … Continue reading DECORATING ON THE CHEAP – Marilyn Armstrong
A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old Lucky us! We live in an old town. We officially became a town in 1662 and quite a few of our building were built in the 1700s and a few, even earlier.
We all think we'd like to live in one of those mansions. I know several people who bought one and tried to restore it. They acquired them with the best of intentions. They saw in their minds glorious images of perfectly finished wood paneling and ceiling beams with miniature gargoyles and carved balustrades in the … Continue reading VICTORIAN HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong
A Photo a Week Challenge: Three Angles Boston's statehouse's resemblance to the U.S. Capital is not accidental. The Capital's cornerstone was laid by George Washington on September 18, 1793. The building was completed in 1800. Both buildings used the same architect (Charles Bulfinch) and were built during the same decade.
I took a lot of pictures and each day Marilyn processes a few. Then I post them. This is mostly Aldrich Street, down the road from the house -- and then, our house. With bushels of snow. We're expected warm weather, rain, very cold weather, a bit of snow, a bit of sleet, more warm … Continue reading MORE OF GARRY’S WORLD IN WHITE – Garry Armstrong
It's a tiny church hidden behind houses in Amherst. If you don't know to look, you would never find it. About the size of my living room and dining room combined, the cross on top is a bit crooked. Such a small church, such a long history. The Goodwin Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a … Continue reading A TINY CHURCH – Marilyn Armstrong
Marilyn gave me her small Leica as a Christmas gift, but not before her getting a small pocketbook camera for herself. Is it a bit early? Absolutely. She never waits for the holiday. She knew I wanted it and now, I have it. Thus armed with a camera in my bag, I went to the … Continue reading IN THE WHITE OF THE WORLD – Garry Armstrong