Thursday, June 28, 2012

Road Trip

On the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is being with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again.
      Where are we going?  Up the Ohio River without a paddle.

Well I, Sweet William The Scot, am going to tell you so hold your horses and don't get your britches in a wad! Mount Pleasant, Ohio.
You ask what is in Mt. Pleasant?  Mount Pleasant, Ohio is where Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States was born. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military and effectively ended the Civil War with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox.

The little home was lifted from its foundation and moved by boat to Cincinnati for public exhibition. From 1885 to 1896 the home was on the move across the state and the nation for expositions, state fairs, and other events. Between 1896 and 1936 it sat on the Ohio State Fairgrounds, sheltered in a limestone and glass pavilion. After 50 years on the road, in 1935, the Clermont County legislators and the Ohio Historical Society secured the passage of an act authorizing the Society to move the building back to its Point Pleasant original location. It was moved and dedicated in 1936.

Let me into this house!

Well I could not get in but, Flat George got the royal tour.

Boots at Flat George's feet were made by Ulysses Grant's father a tanner.

Everything in the home is original to the family and was there when Ulysses was born.

Look at all the campaign buttons from the wars General Grant gave his service.

Trunk Ulysses Grant took with him to West Point.  It was also made by his father, a tanner.  He packed light.

Jeeze Louise, I never got into the little frame home.
 Have a Happy, Safe, Beautiful 4th of July. 

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Pssss ~ Flat George has been a little flat lately ~
Help Flat George get moving!!!!

Pssssssssssss ~ We have another new friend Pearl Adventures ~
Please go and say Hi, they would like to meet you!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Funky in My Town + My Zentangle

I am eight miles from home and whose steps am I sitting on??
I feel something staring at me! There are multiple eyes looking and to whom do they belong?
The Mushroom House, also known as the Tree House, is an ornately fanciful home built by architect Terry Brown in the Oakley/Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.  It was built between 1992 and 2006 and served as the architect's secondary residence until his untimely death in 2008. Standing on the busy corner of Erie and Tarpis Ave, it is a prominent Cincinnati landmark..  The house remained in the family with his wife owning the property till now.  Rumor has it is up for sale for $349,000.  Five rooms, one bedroom, one bath, 1,260 square feet. Ya think you want to buy?
For inside pictures go here. It is something to see. REALLY YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS ONE REALLY!!!!!!

Using more than 35 former students from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, where Mr. Brown was an adjunct assistant professor, they helped build circular steel steps, deck rails of wood shingles, stained glass windows, tiled ceilings. Using a variety of materials, wood, colored glass, shell, ceramics, and various metals.
I won this over at Reilly & Denny Cowspotdogblog.  Bree does the most wonderful work. Thank You Bree for my picture it is truly a work of art and love. 

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Psssssssssss ~ We have new friends, they are  Prescott & Joules at Fear the Beards.  Please go and visit them.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Real Deal

Well I tricked you in my last postie saying those were my flowers. Now I want to show you some of Lee's and my true flowers that are blooming now.
Our Hydrangea is beautiful. I hide in here and become a Will-o'-the-Wisp with supernatural powers to spy on my neighbors. I watch for forbidden, illegal, illicit actions.
Our Daylilies and Russian Purple Sage are at full bloom. I keep watch so the deer stay away. For the last three years the deer have eaten the Daylilies. Lee planted the Russian Purple Sage last year after being told it was a deer deterrent. Well the deer have left us alone this year. I think I, Sweet William The Scot, am the deterrent ya think?  Lee thinks it is the Sage that is keeping the deer away.

Now look at the flowers behind me. They say a tree grows in Brooklyn. Well a Prickly Pear Cactus grows in Cincinnati. Last year our low was -6 degrees, we had a mild winter. Yet our cactus grows and it is one of the largest in the area.
Kylascott out there in Arizona I challenge you to show me a cactus with more flowers. Over seven hundred blooms. Yes, I counted them myself last year.
Next time I will show you what I got from Reilly and Denny over at Cowspotblog.  And a big thanks to Basset Momma for giving us The Lovely Blog Award.  That is our to do list.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot
Pssssssss ~ It took us 57 hours to get our music back up.  The server we used was not nice and took our tune away.  We had to find another way to get our music back.  We did not want the music to die.