Category Archives: COTTAGE LIVING

Rockaway Bungalow Storm Story

TWO WEEKS AFTER SANDY, my friend M., who has invested huge sums of money and energy fixing up a 1930s bungalow, above, in the far reaches of Queens, New York, has just had her first experience with FEMA. A few … Continue reading

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Anything but Snail Mail(boxes)

THESE WHIMSICAL — OK, kitschy — mailboxes were photographed by my wasband (wubby?) in upstate New York. I like to express my individuality indoors, but when it comes to something right out on the road for all passersby to see, … Continue reading

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New Angles on an Old Cottage

SOMETIMES WHEN ONE IS IN A STUCK PLACE (definition of my life at the moment), the best one can do is try to get a different view from the same spot. I’m still waiting for a signed contract on the … Continue reading

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Half a Ton of Rocks

I DEBATED WHETHER TO CALL THIS POST The Disappearing House, The Solid Green Garden, or Midsummer Disappointments. But I didn’t want to be negative, so I’m calling it Half a Ton of Rocks, because those round rocks, above — all … Continue reading

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My Little Eden

THINGS ARE SO GREEN AROUND HERE after a couple of days of heavy rain… well, all that’s missing is the serpent. I can’t stop taking iPhone snaps of my humble Long Island half-acre, from so many angles you’d think it … Continue reading

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