Sunday, June 25, 2017


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Lupins in Maine.
I picked some for table
what a mess when
they come to an end.































 My Iris are all
so beautiful,
it had to be the rain.
The black Iris
are so gorgeous
my favorite.
I have them
along the drive.







Creeping phlox is also
doing well this year.
W


Yellow lilies
are blooming
I noticed my
StarGazers had been
eaten by deer. Damn!




Chives
everywhere













Mock orange smells so sweet


Loose strife
well the Lawn guys are charging $50,00 an hour here in Maine.
Imagine that $50 an hour with no education. All they want to do
is ride the mower, some will not trim or rake or anything.
God forbid they push a mower. How much do ya want to bet
they collect every $ from the govt they can.
 Bet they don't pay tax either. Want cash..Seems that the State
should stop the price gouging. It's a crime to charge that amount.
One guy said "It's my Big equipment"  Hellooooo,
all you need is a self prop mower. Half that big riding equipment
 gets stuck when it rains so that's an excuse not to finish cutting.
Then they leave MUD on my drive.
How much do you pay?
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Throw them under the bus _What can we do ? Pray



Why won't they show
the new health plan?
Something is sneaky here.





Looks like the Billionaires
will win again
with the tax breaks.
God forbid they have to pay taxes.
Where are Trumps taxes?







God forgive me but this
nut case is such a Liar,
how can we trust him?
You can lock up from a thief,
but not a liar.

What a  shame for hard
working Americans.



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Saturday, June 10, 2017

My Italian heart throbs Il Volo








Here they are
when I first saw them


here they are today - Winners in every way.







So talented and beautiful.
https://youtu.be/pWffUAg8zyc?t=21
https://youtu.be/lw3c5d3aBSE?t=41

I have watched them for a few years and they have all grown up..
Darling, Boschetta now has a moustache
Sexy Ginahe
My favorite Piero I can pin his voice,
Listen to them it's what makes life worth living, just to hear them.



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Thursday, June 8, 2017

At Last flowers.
My Iris are in full bloom




well Today is dry and sunny I need to get out and weed, call the yard man and get ready for the volunteer job I started wed. at the St. Bernard's soup kitchen, boy did I work hard and loved it. we served about 60 and then loaded them up with groceries.




these are wild all along the shore


Lilac in dog yard.
The smell is sooo wonderful



yellow loosestrife comes back every year and is about 2 feet tall.

Love to all. see you next time?? what ever.




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Baubles, Bangles and Beads










Baubles Bangles and Beads,

Just don't lose your head over them.
Here's the story. Two crooks, one Contessa de Motte were to deliver the necklace ti Marie Antionette, The woman(Contessa) stole the necklace,escaped to London, Her partner was imprisoned. Motte removed 22 Diamonds and sold them The necklace is owned by a private collector now. Poor Marie Got the Bill and the French went wild.

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The Cambridge,Dehli Durbar Necklace
It was made for Queen Mary. The Emeralds
belonged to her grandmother the duchess of Cambridge.
It was made for her ACCLAMATION OF INDIA.
Isn't it magnificent?

Here's another story. The Godman necklace was given to the Queen from
two elderly spinster sisters. They claimed it belonged to Empress Josephine of France.
Jewerly isn't it wonderful.



Englands royal Sceptor























The Kirby Stone Four (1958) - Baubles, Bangles And Beads  Love that song.














England's Crown




Sunday, May 28, 2017

Countess Contance Markievicz Sligo Ireland

The Countess in her Grand Ball Gown

The Countess as a young Feminist /Relatives GORE-BOOTH Family
March 17 2017  Happy St. Pats Day!









Portrait by Szankowski
1868-1927 Irish Nationalist







Countess Constance Markievicz was the first
woman ever appointed to the British House of commons .

I learned about this woman my first week in Ireland.
The Markievicz house is in Sligo town is where my cousin
Fidelma took me to get the papers on the Family.
I had been at the Lissadell house ( GORE _ BOOTH)
It was the first time I saw real forget me nots.
I grow them in Maine.
William Butler Yeats use to stay there,
My Cousin's grandmother is buried next to Yeats.

Markievicz was Jailed fighting In the Easter uprising 1916.
During that time it was called the IRA The Originals.

Not the Terriorest IRA later.
Constance was born to the Gore-Booth family.
He father was an arctic explorer, so she had an adventurous side.
She was a Feminist, a guerrilla fighter, an artist, a parliamentarian,
PRISONER and FUGITIVE.
Married Count Casimir Markievicz from the Ukrain.
There is a lot more on this interesting woman
check her out.
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The photo's are from Sligo's Irish History

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This guy is just too crude.

"money is not synonymous with class"

DONALD TRUMP: 'I LOVE THE POORLY EDUCATED'



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"We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated." –Donald Trump on his performance with poorly educated voters who helped him win the Nevada Caucus, Feb. 23, 2016


DONALD TRUMP BRAGS ON 9/11 THAT HIS BUILDING WAS NOW TALLEST



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"40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan... And now it’s the tallest." –Donald Trump, bragging about his building following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in an interview with WWOR/UPN 9 News in New York. 70 Pine Street, just a block away, is actually bigger. (Sept. 11, 2001)

DRAFT-DODGING TRUMP SAYS POW MCCAIN 'NOT A WAR HERO'



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"He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured." –Donald Trump on John McCain, despite the fact that Trump himself dodged the draft to avoid the Vietnam War

TRUMP DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A GOLD STAR FAMILY IS



Donald Trump
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"'You do know you just attacked a Gold Star family?' one adviser warned Trump
Trump didn’t know what a Gold Star family was: 'What’s that?' he asked." –as reported by New York Magazine

I can't see how this guy can have the
job of President, still in shock.--
GOD HELP HIM.
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Monday, May 15, 2017

May events Camden,Thomaston and Rockland Maine

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 Botanical Gardens 
 Open tour.....



Also Great Music in town, Rosie O'Grady's
They played at the White House.


Lots of fun- boats, Puffins etc. and
Childrens Museum

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May 28
The West Bay Rotary annual Duck Derby
in Camden Harbor - watch as 3,500 rubber duckies 
are plunged into the Megunticook River on a mad cap journey
 culminating in a daredevil plunge over the falls to the harbor! 

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Knox Museum and Montpelier – Thomaston. 
The Moving Wall. May 26 – May 30, Half-scale 
replica of Maya Lin’s original design of the
Vietnam Wall for the National Mall in Washington, D.C., 
exhibited on the grounds 
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Farnsworth Museum - Lecture on the Olson House
 by Chief Curator Michael K. Komenecky. Entitled 
What's historic about the Olson House after all, 
the lecture will take place in the museum's auditorium at 1 p.m.
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Sail, Power and Steam Museum - Musicians
bring instruments and voices to make music together 
informally every Sunday at Sharp's Point South, 
75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Free. FMI: 701-5050 or 701-7627.

Memorial Day Parades  Rockland
10:30am – Parade starts at Boston Financial parking lot and heads north on Main Street to Dunkin’ Donuts.
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St George 9:00am – Parade starts at Tenants Harbor 
Baptist Church and proceeds to the American Legion Hall.
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Camden Opera House - The Down East Singers, 
Mozart Mentors Orchestra, and four professional
soloists will combine forces on Monday, May 30, 
at 5 p.m. at the Camden Opera House to perform
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus, 
directed by Cushing resident, Anthony Antolini. 
Cost: $20; free younger than 18. Advance tickets at Grasshopper 
Shop, Rocklamd; Owl & Turtle Bookshop, Camden; at
downeastsingers.org; by calling 619-0413; or at the box 
office beginning 4 p.m. day of concert (if available).
Looks like a few things to do!
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Friday, May 12, 2017

history--Mother's Day


I didn't
know this.





In 1914, 
President Woodrow Wilson 
signed a proclamation
designating Mother's Day
held on the second Sunday 
in May, as a national holiday 
to honor mothers.
 Although Jarvis was successful in founding Mother's Day
Anna Marie Jarvis , 1864,  
Taylor County, West Virginia .
On Nov 24, 1948, West Chester, 
Pennsylvania was the founder of 
the Mother's Day holiday 
in the United States.



Hope you all 
have a wonderful
Mothers Day.


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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Derby Day 2017

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Irish
War
Cry
Watch it TODAY-May 6th
on NBC at 6:15
Eastern time The Derby is a
 mile and a Quarter
Track record was 1973
By--SECRETARIAT
I saw that race,

Sooo here's my picks
Irish war cry #5
is my pick odds 5-1
who knows what the
odds will be at the gate.

no photo available  for thunder, gave me a virus I think.
Thunder Snow bred in Ireland odds 20-1  He can run on mud.
He is owned by a SHEIKH from Dubai,

MC Cracken has a chance too.
 He has a good position at starting gate.

If it's muddy I pick Hence to win, better yet across the board.
    **Hence I love this horse
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Hence looks like my horse Fighting Jimmy, that white blaze
 I watched Jimmy come over the win line a few times
he was a winner, silly by I like this horse.  He's a long shot.
The odds are 15-1 but if it's a muddy track he could win.
He has a great trainer and the ability. Don't know what
position he will have at the gate or if he will be scratched.
IF is a big word...

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PATCH OWNED BY CALUMET FARM
His daddy was a Belmont winner "Union Rags"
Todd Pletcher is trainer. I have been to that farm
it is beautiful.



Hope you get a  few minutes of excitement today.
Happy Mothers Day.

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Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95
Silky

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96
Precious

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97
Max

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99
boxer

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164
Albatross

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

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The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170
Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20