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That Elephant Again and A Freeze Arrives

So, back on the subject of that elephant in my life. Here is how the elephant in the city now looks. Next time I'm down there, I'll try to remember to photo the view. The website is http://www.tiberisland.com and that shows the views. They have a top floor apartment looking west (water and monument views). At one time, my father owned 4 apts on this floor, 3 on the view side.


and here is what remains of the elephant's backside, a kitchen not upgraded in 40 years. Clean, but in need of upgrade.


Meanwhile, as I said, Weatherdude said it would freeze last night (it did, of course) and his plants had to come back inside for the winter. Good thing I like plants. He's actually reduced the number, if you can believe that. But what follows is the result of yesterday's work in the living room.

As for my little countrified living room, that's here:

Doorway. Doors need to be closed at night soon as the temps drop. Almost can now. Pile to the left is all clothing. Pile to the right, by the cat tree, is all Salvation Army stuff.


Moving right along, here are some of the Dude's plants taking over the window ledge and corner.


And to the rest of the room...


Miss E's corner, where she likes to eat her snack after school. Boxes to the left are family items that must be sorted and disposed of. Note assorted Dude plants, including tree.


Close up of E's corner showing final pile of boxes blocking stereo. We don't need to get to the albums, the Dude said. These are my mother's wools for rug making and her sewing machine. No, I don't know yet what I'll do with them, but she definitely wanted the wools kept.


Yes, this is the front door. Luckily, folks in the country know to come to the back door.


Frog Out

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tcastleb
Oct. 29th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Most of the pics didn't show up . . . I can only see the top two and the bottom one.
birdhousefrog
Oct. 29th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
reload...you caught me as I'm editing. I have dialup and have to manually resize photos...sometimes lj doesn't like doing that.
tcastleb
Oct. 29th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
There we go! I like the dude's plants.
mount_oregano
Oct. 29th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
Wow. Nice, healthy plants.

By the way, I have a mossy rock as a houseplant, among others. I got the rock up in the mountains (shown here).
birdhousefrog
Oct. 29th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
His plants are very healthy when they're not harboring bugs and leaving sticky residue on the floors in there. They enjoy living outdoors all summer, I think. But I did tell him to get a new palm as the current one burned badly in direct sun early in the summer and only has a couple of green shoots left. We've had a palm together since 1980. The first one survived just about everything and only died a couple years back. Felt like the passing of an era.
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birdhousefrog
Oct. 30th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
truly wonderful is the small wood stove we put in. we were hardly able to use the room the first winter with all that glass. Now we can enjoy it any day.
ext_102462
May. 30th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Plant Envy
I've got total plant envy. I've been living like a gypsy out of hotels for so many years I haven't had houseplants since 2000. Well, in the summer I'll buy some hanging plants for my porch if I'm going to be at home for at least a week, but I consider them as "potted cut flowers" since I just put them outside to fend for themselves when I leave town. If they survive at all, they usually look terrible so upon my return I rip'm out and start over. Plant, neglect, kill, repeat.
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