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Painting by Gary Skoog

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Monday, June 30, 2008

I CAN'T KEEP UP WITH TINA





She has really enjoyed your comments.

6AM


The view from the kitchen door.  Sunny and much cooler with low humidity...rain on the way this afternoon.  I don't know how the farmers around here are ever going to get their hay in.  
We can't seem to get a series of dry, hot days.

YESTERDAY APPLE CREEK, TODAY SKOOG FARM




Mow, mow, mow.  Tried to get it in before it starts to rain. When I was out back, the sky was different in every direction.  All those daisies I mowed down a couple of weeks ago, are right back up there in one of the pastures.

COUSINS



A visit to Long Beach for Arianas' 10th birthday.

ALL IN THE FAMILY







Happenings in Long Beach....from a band concert to a birthday party to a dance recital. Hollywood, here we come! (I mean Las Vegas)....

FOR VANESSA IN CALIFORNIA...




...who has a new puppy, Xena, that looks just like Phoebe did when I got her (from a Humane Society in Kentucky).

Sunday, June 29, 2008

INTRODUCING BELLINI!!!




Have you ever seen a more precious puppy?  He is a six year old Bolognese and was imported from Hungary.  The breed has descended from Bichon stock and can be traced back to southern Italy in the 13th century.  He can't weigh 3 pounds....
Until recently, he lived with his family in Rochester.  When they moved to an apartment, he moved to his "grandparents" here in Brockport.  Quite an adjustment for all, but he could not be more loved.  Lots of visitations!!!

CONTINUING THE TOUR OF BROCKPORT....




The small brick building is one of my favorites.  It is located on the street where the market is held on Sundays.  The newer structure is our Public Library, and it is the model for me. Inviting and very well set up.  Every year my art students hold a show here.  Coming up is the 7th exhibition.  The last structure is our art deco movie theatre.  How many little towns can offer three movies? 

MARKET DAY





The only thing I bought today was tomatoes.  The neighbors have cherries and we still have tons of strawberries.  Very tempted to buy more plants, but we are overloaded already.

APPLE CREEK FARM...



Mowing day.  The apples are growing and once again, the clouds were dramatic.

DJ IN BLUE BY TINA




More great photos!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

TO VIEWERS OF THE SKOOG FARM JOURNAL




This has been quite a trip and I look forward to continuing on this path...thoroughly enjoy all of your comments and the blogs I have checked out.  It sure is a great way to travel around the world.  There is so much you can learn when you do this.  Thanks.

MORE SCENES FROM THE VILLAGE






The three shots of the tan and green victorian home will be a little nostalgic for my good friend Nancy in Virginia.  She used to live there, and it is still a great example of the fine architecture in Brockport.  The other two are used as student housing for college students (the State University of New York, College at Brockport is just down the street).  The bigger building used to be called the Roxbury Inn, and housed a fabulous restaurant along with rooms for rent.  Those were the good old days....and many would love to have it return to its' former self.

GRANDKIDS, OTHER PEOPLES KIDS AND BIG KIDS...






Went to a graduation party this afternoon...Finn and Coop da Ville were there with their father, while Mom is at a spa with her good friend Jenny.  They went to Niagara on the Lake for some very special treatment.  Gary is at Chautauqua with friends and you know where I am.
Spent part of the day hanging up more paintings and prints...there is very little wall space left in our house.  I will have to show you some examples at another time.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG




We are getting into Day Lilies and Hollyhocks.  There has not been very much color since the vibrant spring.