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May I take you on a walk through Seanook?

Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on May I take you on a walk through Seanook?

May I take you on a walk through Seanook?

On this bright sunshiny day please join me for a walk around inside Seanook!   <a href=”https://photos.app.goo.gl/3FVAvzc6QMu8qPB13“>Click here to watch!</a>...

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June in Mary Ellen’s Garden

Posted by on July 2, 2017 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on June in Mary Ellen’s Garden

June in Mary Ellen’s Garden

For those of you who want to plan your visit around bloom times, here is a smattering of what was flowering in Mary Ellen’s Garden in June in chronological order from the beginning of the month to the end. Streambed garden on a misty morning 6/1/17 Red rhododendron and fern 6/4/17 Pink rhododendrons frame the path 6/4/17 Rhododendrons and Hawthorne tree blooming by Paradise Cottage 6/12/17 Clematis on the light pole with pink rhododendron behind 6/13/17 Rhododendrons at their peak 6/13/17 Rhodendrons and Hawthorne tree blooming by Paradise Cottage with sunset 6/12 Pink rhododendron 6/13/17 Red rhododendron close-up 6/13/17 White foxtail lily detail 6/18/17 Siberian iris in the Studio Garden 6/18/17 Siberian iris with raindrops 6/18/17 Single blue iris up close 6/18/17 Roadside garden by Seanook 6/18/17 Blue-eyed grass, actually in the iris family 6/18/17 Clematis 6/18 Columbine 6/18/17 Red, white and blue – Red rhododendron with white dogwood and blue iris 6/18/17 Maroon iris and dark red pelargonium 6/26/17 Dwarf hemlock sporting new growth 6/26/17 Mountain Laurel 6/29/17 Single peony 6/29/17 Dogwood branch 6/29/17 Herbs for burgers; lemin thyme,dill, spanish oregano,taragon,sage 6/29/17 Bleeding Heart 6/30/17 Verbascum, Southern Charm 6/30/17 Orange-leafed Ninebark flower 6/30/17 Peony in Bloom 6/30/17...

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What Keeps Ron Entertained

Posted by on June 16, 2017 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on What Keeps Ron Entertained

What Keeps Ron Entertained

Here’s a snippet of life in Paradise! Assorted pictures from paradise

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Views of Spring at Our Place, Paradise Point Road 2017

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Views of Spring at Our Place, Paradise Point Road 2017

In spite of the rain we are enjoying an awesome Spring right here on Paradise Point Road, because of glorious days sprinkled between.  Even the cloudy days have been warm enough to work outside, actually perfect for planting.  Please enjoy the link to more    https://goo.gl/znfHFk

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Blizzard of 2017

Posted by on March 4, 2017 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Blizzard of 2017

Blizzard of 2017

Our big February blizzard started on Saturday afternoon, the 11th, went through the night and until of the afternoon of the 12th. Mary Ellen was working on a painting job at Seanook which she had to pursue each day in order to get the requisite number of coats dry before the next guests. So before 9:00 am on Sunday she put on her gaiters, hooded coat, and gloves, and headed out with shovel in hand to dig her way across the street. Right away she was confronted with a large drift on the steps of the shop. Then it was a matter of shoveling enough to decrease the snow depth from hip depth to knee high in order to wade through it, all the while fighting 45 mph gale-driven snow. It took her about 15 minutes to get across the street. When she arrived at Seanook, the drift against the door was as high as the handle. For the duration of the morning there were no views, just a complete white-out as if plastered to every window. Two hours later the storm was starting to ebb.  When he went out with the snowblower, Ron found the path completely blown in again, and the snow was again nearly up to the handle of the entry to Seanook.  By 3:00 pm the sun was out. Our total snow accumulation was at least 31 inches as measured at the golf course.  It was an exciting storm! We had the next day for a bit of catch-up before receiving another 4 – 5 inches that night, hence the latter photos of the snow glued to trees.  Click the “read more”  button and turn on your sound to enjoy the video.  <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/cBN1w_chM-Y” frameborder=”0″...

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Sunset at Seanook on December 13, 2015

Posted by on December 15, 2015 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Sunset at Seanook on December 13, 2015

Sunset at Seanook on December 13, 2015

Please enjoy!!  Sunset at Seanook, December 13, 2015.   Merry Christmas!  Mary Ellen & Ron    https://goo.gl/photos/xEBjQAWZkKZPH46v5

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Fall Pictures from Paradise

Posted by on November 11, 2015 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Fall Pictures from Paradise

Fall Pictures from Paradise

Looking down the shoreliine from Seanook. Our maple tree from our office window. Endeavor in front of Seanook. Candy and David took us out for a sail on Enddeavor. We went straight out the bay towards Squirrel Island. Soon after we saw this cloud formation, we were showered with hail. We came about and went back, sailing before the wind all the way in. On our return we were nestled into the cockpit enjoying Candy’s hot buttered rum when we looked up to see this. Enkianthus by our woodshed, a plant for all seasons. Our rowboat moored in the cove, evening. A morning of high winds and fog. We awoke to Endeavor on the rocks by Mike Main’s. This photo taken while waiting for a downed tree and power line to be cleaned up. These Rosanne geraniums bloomed all season; now acquiring some winter protection. Remnants of Fall color from the parking area at Paradise Cottage. Just ONE of Ron’s spectacular sunsets....

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Gardens in Fall

Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Gardens in Fall

Gardens in Fall

Many plants thrive when cooler temperatures arrive.  Interesting and beautiful things were happening in the gardens all the way until frost and after, as the monkshood and montauk daisies seemed to be unaffected by freezing temperatures.  Much of the Fall has been Streambed garden with phlox, clethra and cleome Our last Blue Chiffon Rose of Sharon bloom The path to Paradise Cottage with sedum, cleome, impatiens,and anenome in bloom Morning glory on the trellis. Just a few blossoms opened for us; this is the truest blue flower in our garden Anenome shapes Anenome and bumble bee In this photo are clethra, cleome, persicaria, impatiens, lamium,fern and rhubarb The lobelia was new this Fall; still in search of blue blooms. Monkshood, montauk daisies, cimicifuga on November 1 in the Studio garden. By now the firewood is covered to keep it dry. The fall gardens along the path to Paradise Cottage were sumptuous! Anenome, phlox, clethra, sedum, impatiens marvelous for us too; it has been long and mild – with no bugs into the...

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Vignettes in our summer garden

Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Vignettes in our summer garden

Vignettes in our summer garden

A garden would not be “normal” without a lot of redoing. Much digging up and replanting went on in the Studio garden all summer, yet there were plenty of highlights — and more to be done! In search of the elusive blue flower, but this Blue Satin Rose of Sharon is more purple than blue. Nicely fragrant lilies added another dimension to the impact of the echinacea This is no ordinary orange daylily, combined here with Southern Charm mullen Early harbingers of Fall: crocosmia Lucifer and goldenrod Pale yellow, such a delicate color! Daylilies and sweet fern. Our oasis of calm in early...

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Highlights of our June Garden

Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Paradise Studio | Comments Off on Highlights of our June Garden

Highlights of our June Garden

Leaves and blossoms are much anticipated and celebrated here as spring takes a long metamorphosis.  Our garden delivered.  The display began in the Studio garden in May.  In June rhododendron at Paradise Cottage were spectacular.  The Hawthorn tree covered itself bountifully.  Armeria, or sea thrift, decorated the path to the Studio from Paradise Cottage along with sandwort and a few johnny-jump-ups.  The walk to the cove was embellished by Iris, daisies and lupine in addition to centaurea. Bountiful blooms on the Hawthorne tree with rhododendron behind Armeria, sandwort, & purple johny-jump-ups Lupine took over the daisy garden Tulips and marsh marigolds in the Studio...

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