Happy Summer!

That was one fast week! I got back from my trip on Wednesday. I think. The days are just flying by and I’m not sure what day it is. I had a great time visiting the family. Got to hug on my great nephews a bit. I miss my boys being that little and huggable.


The 7 hour drive down to Clearwater was a bit long. It was just me and #3 son. Oh and Henry. We were all there for my niece's graduation. On the way home I drove to my sister’s house in Jacksonville to break it up. Okay, and to play with the little guys a bit more.

I’ll share a few pictures of her house that is on the Arlington River. You can read more about it’s history here. It’s the oldest lived in home in Duval county. There are some shots here that my son took a couple of Thanksgivings ago. And some here from another visit I made.


There are some huge old oak trees on the property that are just dripping with Spanish moss. 
The porch ceiling are all painted blue. You can see the front porch that wraps around 3 sides in the other photos. Actually I guess it’s the back. The front is originally the river side as it was the only access to the house.


This is the original well. They found a bunch of neat old bottle down there. The top is screened off so no falling down the well. 



Next visit I will take some indoor shots. There are a few in some of the links. But not enough details.

I hope you all are enjoying your summer breaks. But I guess some of you are just starting with winter! So stay warm. I say that as my AC is running non stop.

I need to get back in the swing of things around here. Lots to catch up on too. My reader is ready to explode. Time to get the paint out. I’m missing the smell and I’m itching for some new colors. What have you been working on?

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see ya,



  1. So happy you enjoyed yourself Anita! I know what you mean about the boys staying little:( What a charming place that is, can't wait to see the inside.

  2. Anita those pictures are absolutely something out of a Southern Living Magazine. Honestly, they depict the south so well. Beautiful. So glad you had a nice time but we missed you! Glad your home safe. Thanks for these beautiful pictures.

  3. Anita, what a cute house and I love the trees with the spanish moss. That always brings back fond memories of when I lived on St. Simons Island.

  4. Totally charming and beautiful! And what a setting!!!! The trees are amazing. Would love to get a peek inside. I'm happy summering with Palm Trees, so fun.

  5. What beautiful shots, Anita! That house is adorable! And I remember all of the Spanish moss dripping from the trees when we visited the south. We have lots of moss here, too in the Pacific Northwest! Have a great weekend!

  6. I'm glad you had a good time Anita! Your photos look beautiful. What a cute house. It's such a pretty setting with the yard and the moss and the little picket fence.

    Have a great weekend :)

  7. That house is so neat. You took some great photos. I am glad you enjoyed your trip and made it back safely. I did get a new camera, but I sent it back in less than 24 hrs. I posted about it today.

  8. What a great house. The porch, the well, the history.... sigh I love that stuff! Beautiful!

  9. Glad you are back! What a gorgeous house!! I love all those pictures you posted! Thanks for sharing!

  10. That was a fast week! The photos are so interesting!! What a wonderful house.

  11. The trees are amazing! The moss hanging from the branches is just so pretty.

  12. I am so happy that you had a good time! Your sisters home is so beautiful and her yard and view are gorgeous! I think that I could sit on the swing all day and enjoy the beauty. :)

  13. Glad you made it back safely. It's tough doing most of the driving - really gives me that "jet lag" kinda feeling. Your sister's home is lovely and those trees are fabulous. We don't have anything like that around here :O)

    Hope you get caught up and back into the groove this week - take care of yourself.


  14. Your sister's home is so pretty and so charming! I can't wait to see the inside.

    I'm glad you had a good trip and are back safe and sound! (I miss the little guys, too)

  15. What a darling house! Reminds me of the house in the "Big Chill." (Okay, I'm dating myself!)

  16. Wow! That porch looks completely gorgeous - so totally what I think of as American!! I'd love to sit there on a summer-s evening.

    I'm so glad you had a good trip, Anita.


  17. Those are some terrific pictures!! Quite Beautiful! I am so glad you enjoyed your trip and got to hang around with your nephews. Hopefully you won't be sniffing that paint too bad, I hear it's bad for you... unless you enjoy being high then it could be good for you. Either way, have fun painting.

  18. What a lovely place and pictures. Glad you had a wonderful time. Thanks so much for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.


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