829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind

Monday, April 19, 2010

Our house, in the middle of our street

When in doubt, give 'em driveway chalk.
Kids love to map out neighborhoods,
find their inner graffiti artists,
be goofy. Go figure.
P.S.- Could you tell I was wearing shorts?

There's no place like home..........

CSI Lawrenceville.
I always think of Bert the chimney sweep
when I see my kids' chalk drawings,
and when it rained on all of his sidewalk art.

Love goes where my rosemary grows.

We got the table top replaced.
Luckily at about half the price expected.
We had to soften the round plastic umbrella
ring in boiling water before inserting it in the
umbrella hole. Kinda like molding your kids'
mouthpieces for field hockey and lacrosse.

The trees were all cleaned up.
Thank you neighbors. Alot.

Check out the long late-day shadow of the chalk pail.
The peace sign points almost dead north,
just about the same bearing where I find the
north star off the rim of the big dipper's bucket
every night when I take the dog out to do her thing.


  1. "There's always something happening and it's usually quite loud."

    Love the pavement graffiti. Very creative!

  2. And with today's thunderstorm, she has a clean slate on which to create!

  3. Dave - you may have come up with the reason why our boat was named "Rosemary". Love goes... The man who owned the boat loved to sail and would be the right age for liking/knowing the song. Hmmmmmm!!! We never thought of this possibility. Sung by "Edison Lighthouse". Hmmmmm!!! Wonder if he was from Edison.

  4. MillieMac: Who's Dave? And where's Edison?

  5. It made me so happy when you mentioned Bert the chimney sweep. He was my favorite character in Mary Poppins as a kid. I love your kid's chalk drawings!