Greetings from the eastern tip of Long Island - the North Fork, where I hear the sounds of the birds on the deck next to me, and the sea below. I've gone from one house on the sea to another. We're leaving soon for the city (NY, that is) then going straight on to Tranquility NJ to see our dear dear friends the Kissanes. Can't wait. But before I leave, I'm trying to get up a post that I'd started in Cabrera, but hadn't had a chance to post.
Meet Lola, the black dog. She's the one on the right. Ninja, also a female, is on the left. Apparently the females are abandoned more often because they're more trouble: they breed puppies.
As I wrote then: "Typing this as fast as I can from a fab internet cafe in Cabrera, Dominican Republic, sipping cafe con leche and listening to soothing muzak in Spanish. I CAN'T BELIEVE how gorgeous it is here, how much we've packed into such a short time. Annie's gone to pick up the boys from baseball practice, and I just have to let you know what kind of generous spirit is my friend Annie: these two dogs were abandoned for the summer so she's taken them in. She's also taming them and especially as she's also adopted a tiny kitten, she's trying to keep everyone friends."
And because the colours tie together - it's so in keeping with the architecture and flora and fauna of this amazing world - this is a shot of our lovely cat, Tigger, who I call Pooh Reincarnated, who is home in London with Mr. Dot. He saw me packing to leave for the DR, and pulled down the towels and managed to wrap himself in this shot, as if to say 'what kind of monster are you, to leave one so adorable.'
There's just too much to show you. The view from this house - the water is everywhere, the scene below our bedroom windows, the living room.. porches and decks.. it's just heaven. On earth."
As I pack once again for a few days away, trying to pack light for a heat wave, I'm inspired by the colours of the DR: tropical colours, neturals, browns, caramels. I'm going to keep this colour scheme thru winter and fall: the pop of brights against the browns that will be so much in vogue (speaking of, it IS in Vogue: I've had my sneak preview copy of August with me on this trip).
Mr. Dot is here with me now on the North Fork, our reincarnated cat is back in London, Lola and Ninja, the dogs, back with Nina the rescue kitten at the magic house near the sea in Cabrera. Now I'm here, soon I'll be gone. Different house, different sea. Still heaven, on earth.
Wishing you all a heavenly weekend, wherever on this earth you may be. Thank you for visiting, and leaving your comments. I'm reading them all, even if I don't have the luxury of replying. Sunglasses by the way, from Fabris Lane.