Wednesday, August 19, 2009

HANGIN' OUT on the porch. . . .

http://www.photo.net/photo/pcd4892/chatham-porch-17.4.jpg?

HELLO EVERYBODY. . . .
Just to let you know I didn't fall off the edge or run away with Gypsies in our family. . .or run away with Peter. Au contraire, I am very much at home and we've spending time just hangin' out, just be-ing.
Beach time? Yepper. . just down the path out back and down to the shore. . . and there y'are..in Cape Cod Bay.
I'll get bck to posting any day now. . .:-)

ciao ciao, bambini. . .
justin and peter

8 comments:

Pilgrim said...

Woah! On such a porch and only some yards away from the ocean...may I move in w/you? :-) Propz Pilgrim...94F atm

JustinO'Shea said...

Whoooaaahhh Pilgrim! You know what you might be getting into . .hehe. . asking "may I move in w/you? ;=) " LOL
I admit, home is a very inviting place. . great ambiance here. House is very old, one of the originals in our town. . actually we are way on the fringe of 'our town'. Built early 1800s by a sea captain who used to sail back and forth to England 'on business'

The house is framed by huge beams..like tall trees. . lol We are exposed to ocean winds and those winds have made the timbers creak! but the house withstsnds it all. We are still up on the dunes, base sunk deep. Periodic renovations over the years. . like gallons and gallons of white paint that shimmers in seaside sun.

I have a large second storey bedroom, a corner room facing south and west with six floor to ceiling windows. . .light , air, surf sounds, wind. . .glorious!

My parents acquired this place before they were married so this has always been 'home'. This house has always known lots of people, visiting, holiday-ing, all sorts of family occasions. . . with stories to tell and secrets to keep in over 200 years.

There are several working fire-places and YES, one is in my room. The romance of a crackling fire has many charms, one of which is cutting, splitting, stacking, carrying wood in and. . .ashes out. LOL

My, my. . gush gush. . see what you evoke from me, Pilgrim? ;-)

Coop said...

Ooooooh I'm jealous re. the house.
Can I move in???

Sometimes I'd like to be right on the ocean... other times I think I don't want to have to worry about every Nor'easter, abnormally high tide (is that what they're called), etc. etc.

Pilgrim said...

I´d bring my sufboard and rollerskates along, vacationing at it´s best. :-)

Jack Greenman said...

You live in a house built by a sea captain of the 1800s? You could not even begin to fathom what that statement does to a guy like me. Within eyeshot of where I am sitting right now I can see the complete Hornblower set of books, the complete Aubrey/Maturin tales from Patrick O'Brian, Captain from Connecticut - also a C.S.Forrester, dozens of submarine history books, and a few other sea stories at random... Moby Dick of course... Gah! Does your house have a Widow's Walk on the roof?

Len said...

Justin you are so lucky to have such a paradise just off your porch (and on lol) Would be a great place to sit back and take in the view. Now all I got to do is plan my nixt holiday so out comes the calander lol
Cheers

Gary Kelly said...

What a lovely house... love all that timber, including the timber-lined ceiling.

Your porch is what we call a veranda in Oz. Older houses have a wraparound veranda - at least two sides and sometimes three.

Years ago I lived in a 'Queenslander' when I worked in Brisbane. High ceilings, ceiling fans, lots of timber fretwork around the doorways, french doors leading from the bedrooms to the veranda... all that romantic stuff.

You're a lucky boi.

JustinO'Shea said...

Great! Jack, glad the porch photo and house description stir the juices of dreams. hopes, desire. . .

No, there is no widow's walk. I'd live up there if there were. . .what a view!!! and solitude to think one's own thoughts and feel one's one feelings. . .

I'd like to post a house pic but I will not for family privacy.

Yes, I am very fortunate to be member of our family and live in our awesome home.

Yes, Gary,it is a genuine veranda..surrounds on 2.5 sides. . When I was little it was a great place to race my trike! hehe