HAPPY NEW WEEK!
I hope everyone has a joyful, safe week. Healing and recovered health to those who are ailing. Good journeys to those who are traveling.Check back to last week's thread to see Lindy's lovely and interesting photos.
Thanks DIANE for the usual new week “pep talk”.
Thanks LINDA for Welsh travel pics.
ANNETTE - I hope wine has restored your amiability & energy.
I hope ALL with ailments are better or improving.
Just a thought
Responses to the loaves & fishes – “Is that bread gluten free?” “Has that fish been tested for mercury?” “I can’t eat that, I’m vegan.”
Looked back at my pics from yesterday and realised I'd missed out one of the town square which I took especially for AQ, as it has a church.
The Square, which is right next to the famous castle is very cleverly arranged as a pedestrian friendly space but where cars are allowed to drop people off, or park for the disabled.
LINDA - Thank you. Glad there is space (the Square) to view it properly. I note it is Presbyterian. It looks similar design to our Scots Uniting curch on North Terrace, built as a Presbyterian but was amalgamated 1977.
Quite similar in style, AQ. There are a great many churches and chapels here, sometimes as many as three even in a tiny hamlet. I can only suppose that as life was so hard they needed comfort from their collective worship. It's showery here now and some of our neighbours have packed up and gone - the forecast is for things weather-wise to deteriorate, after a not bad day tomorrow. We spoke to another owner here yesterday whose wife is now disenchanted with the Site, as I have described, some of the care and tending of the gardens has been neglected recently. It's a shame as it could be so beautiful: the climate is mild and so supports palm trees which make it feel 'holidayish' I said to my OH that as this chap may decide to sell his caravan I would love to make him an offer on it, as it has one of the best viewpoints of the mountains here. He made a face, LOL!!
Yes, but most of the artists are "from away" and mostly from NYC. They litter the hiking paths and are often seen as noisy invaders by the residents. The Wyeths, Bellows, and other artists had homes on the island in their day, but now they are gone. I lived in a cottage haunted by a painter of that time, and didn't know it until afterwards, when I told the owner I had an eerie feeling of someone benevolently watching me do artwork and photography in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Turns out it was Alfred Fuller, the painter!
Diane in Indiana said:CC: I Googled Monhegan Island, Maine. It's a beautiful location with a fascinating history. Apparently, it's still a popular artists' colony. I'd love to see it in person. I've never been to the northeast.
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