Sunday, January 31, 2021

WINTER WALK


I decided to go completely rogue yesterday with no news or internet and it was nice. The weather was cold but mild, but the sun was shinning off and on which was nice. Since I'm back to doing my shopping once every two weeks because of infection rates being out of control, yesterday was the first time I went out for provisions, since being back at the Casa. I took a nice walk around town before going to the market and grocer. It was nice not too many out either. Now... I'm hoping the Snow Queen won't disappoint, and she delivers a huge pile of snow. Oh, and I think she's coming, when the river starts to freeze over, we usually get it. Some sites from my walk out.
I have thought of doing a series of pictures of front doors. Especially on homes. A front door I think tells you a lot about the people living there. I was happy to see Farley's Books is still in town, but only doing pick up on items or online orders. Very smart I think. The shops letting people in, from what I saw,  are only letting in so many, which many  chain stores are not doing anymore. How does that help?

I picked up a sea bass for Sunday night's din-din. I even got it cleaned, girlfriend don't clean fish.

Took a spin through Fanny Chapman park in Doylestown ...and the Snow Queen had already started freezing the fountain. It' looked cool.

Mercer's Fonthill Castle  in the hood.

One of my favorite shops. They too are pick up only. I have the feeling Dawn the Bohemian would go gaga over this shop, Zinc.

A big huge sign replaced an old one for our front line workers at the  hospital.
Bravo!

It was a good day out to take a huge walk, get some air, and take in the scenes. Even with our forthcoming snow, Ill still take my daily walks. I can't be in doors for too long. I also made a delish onion pie from one of my Shaker cookbooks for last nights din-din. But way to lazy to make my own crust this time.

Floatin' down the river!

43 comments:

  1. I like sea bass and I don't clean fish. the frozen fountain is cool. and a photo series on front doors would be neat. I use frozen pie crusts for my quiches; I don't do piecrusts from scratch. call me a lazy bitch.

    we have everything we need in house: food/heat/light/booze.

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    1. I don't clean fish either. Like the Mistress I have the fish stand clean it. Enjoy the snow.

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    2. I don't gut them...they do it for me. I can't do fish with eyes on it. Yuck. I have an excellent and easy pie crust recipe... delicious...but was lazy. A huge difference in taste though.

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  2. Oh I loved those shot of the river with the ice on it.And the fountain shot is amazing!!! I wish I had a nicer town to which to take walks. Seems there is nothing to see her. I too am looking forward to the snow storm...I hope it dumps big numbers.

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  3. LOVED THIS!!!! I always love your walk about pictures. I zoomed in on the bookshop. I loved all the different stickers and signs...especially the kindness trumps hate, and the We're local we're Indiebound. Small buss's rock.

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    1. I do too. And it's great to support small business.

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  4. You had me at the first picture with the ducks! It's a great picture, and the fountain! Has it stared snowing there yet and are your union suit out and ready?

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  5. That fifth picture down is simply amazing!!!!!! It's beyond me why William and I didn't live in Bucks County. I like the city of Philly, we're just in the limits, but would rather be in Bucks...much more intresting and more like what we enjoy. When we lived in Del.co and Montco, I was far more miserable. Way to congested and traffic everywhere.

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    1. I live between king of prussia and plymouth meeting; you are correct about the traffic.

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  6. ONION PIE! I haven't had that in years. Too many that may sound odd, but it's delicious. I myself enjoyed the ducks and snow goose.

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  7. A lovely little meander around your environs, dear. I was particularly struck by the sheer weirdness of Fonthill Castle, and had to look Mr Mercer up. What an interesting man! Not only was he a pioneer of the US branch of the Arts and Crafts movement that started over here in the UK with William Morris, but the tiles he and his business subsequently crafted adorn not only buildings in Pennsylvania and New York, but also Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood! He also campaigned against the cruelty of the craze for exotic bird plumes on hats, and as an archaeologist excavated a massively important fossil site at Valley Forge. Looking at his Wikipedia pic, he was quite hot, to boot. And he never married... Jx

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    1. Your right dear. He was a huge figure here in Doylestown. He lived in Fonthill and also kept his collection in the Mercer Museum, which is pretty minding blowing. I almost went in, but both places in the winter are downright freezing cold. The Moravian Pottery and tileworks is still in operation almost next to the castle, which is pretty neat to see. The man is quite eclectic and odd, and your right....handsome! Me thinks he may have "enjoyed" us dear. He never married. Many homes in Doylestown have original Mercer tiles in them too....not uncommon to see them. He was fascinating.

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    2. To quote "Scudder" in Maurice: "I've never come like that to a gentleman before."

      Jx

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    3. I actually did read an article of him once, and he was indeed gay. Seems before his death, he burned any evidence of his deepest and juiciest details... but his business partner, William Swain I believe it was, was also his lover. When rumors around town swirled, he had William marry his housekeeper. The three lived together till their deaths, Mercer being the last to pass on.

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    4. Thanks for that Josh. I had a feeling me batted for our team...we'll gladly take him.

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  8. All of these pix are very, very neat! I love when you post about your town. (The castle I captured for some far distant use.)

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    1. I took several others you might like under the fonthill tab in the links to the post. Feel free.

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  9. I always love your walkabouts. Such a photogenic town. And I like the idea of doors.

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  10. I remember when we played for the Prince of Monaco when we came to the Mercer Museum to kick off the Grace Kelly exhibit. Can you tour Fonthill? I have never been inside. I love it out there. Those river and water shot are excellent and does indeed give warning that the Snow Queen is coming.....

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    1. I think your confusing Henry Chapman Mercer with James A Michener. The Grace Kelly Fashion exhibit was at the Michener Art Museum and it was fabulous wasn't it? And yes one can tour Fonthill, but this time of year in freezing inside.

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  11. I've been thinking of you east coast folks
    and the predicted snow. Best to all of you!
    xoxo :-)

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  12. Gorgeous images, sweetpea! Stay safe with all the snow coming. I have promised friends up in Maine that I wouldn't complain about 40 degree nighttime temps here!! xoxo

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    1. It's currently 20 degress here sugarplums.
      ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

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  13. I love these pictures, especially the fountain that looks like it's frozen in time. Sadly, I couldn't gut a fish unless I pretended it was... uh oh. Is that the Secret Service knocking on my door?

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    1. Hell...there at my door every other day....Ive since started fixing them coffee.

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  14. The Ducks made me laugh. Glad to hear your staying safe. I think your wise to be going out as least so you can. And yes. EXCERISE is very important. Great post.

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  15. That pie looks simply delish. The Susquehanna looks the same as the Delaware... icy.

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  16. Your town is so pretty! So, when it snows are you going to make us an ice sculpture?
    No, I don't gut fish either.
    Sx

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    1. Yes. I shall arise a sculpture of you MS scarlet..and if I have any Ferrero Rocher candy left...Ill place one in each hand.

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  17. Aaaand after those photos, I'm cold now! ๐Ÿ’ฆ

    That pie would help, however. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก

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  18. Glorious. Your walk. Your points of interest. Your cooking... As I sit in shorts and tank top getting ready for MY walk in 70-degree sunshine.

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    1. BITCH! ;-b

      it's sleeting right now and we have about 3" of snow on the ground with more to come today.

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    2. That's right Anne Marie....mitchell is always quick to rub our noises in warm weather isn't he?

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    3. Shit. I just did it again with today's blog post. I'd say I'm sorry, but... well ... I'm not really. But I love you both! I'm on my way down to the beach now to meet some friends.

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  19. let me say you live in a marvellous place!

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  20. What a lovely walk. It does the soul good to get out and about.

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    1. Cold or not. At least I get to wear my variety of winter coats instead of collecting dust.

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  21. Gorgeous winter scenes!

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  22. BOOKS! Yes! Best way to spend a winter's day: Snug in bed with a good book. That pie looks yummy. I think I must find a recipe.

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    1. I will email it to you ....and maybe a surprise!

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  23. What lovely picture from a snowy River town. Those first four picture were quite beautiful.

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  24. Love, love love! the pics!
    You've got an eye, Bae.
    I swear, when this pandemic is over, I'll have to visit.

    XOXO

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