Friday, May 21, 2021

paradise summer place


I was thinking about The Barn even before I got home, how dark the wood was before it all got whitewashed, the exposed beams in the top of the playroom, how it smelled good even if a bit musty. Playing cribbage and bocce, walks to the rocky beach and the adults' cocktail parties are wonderful childhood memories, even remembering ants in the kitchen makes me smile.  My grandparents were warm hosts, and the way everyone felt about being there in the summer made The Barn a favorite destination. The painting was done by my Grammie Hazel, and it's a beautiful likeness to the actual home.