I'll show you mine/you show me yours - Su 2/16

Annie Deighnaugh

Letter of the day is "P" as in peacock.

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Annie Deighnaugh


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Summer

Person painting a pumpkin



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Summer

Peacock orchid


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ravencajun Zone 8b TX


My Poinsettia is still pretty.

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DawnInCal

Passion Flowers:



Pink Lady:




If you'd like to see the inside of this beautiful Victorian, click on the link provided below:


Pink Lady Interior Real Estate Listing

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OklaMoni

Pink hat I knitted for myself




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caflowerluver

Peony - Karl Rosenfield


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roy4me

Pismo Pier

Punk posey.

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roy4me

Pink...not punk.

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arcy_gw

Pearl Harbor

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sweet_betsy No AL Z7

prickly pear cactus

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pegasus101

puzzle

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nhbaskets

Panda at the National Zoo

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lgmd_gaz

Pregnant pepper


Prized pins


Perfect puzzle pieces


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Uptown Gal

Parade



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maire_cate

My grandmother’s Pearl chocker.


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jim_1 (Zone 9A)

Ponte Vecchio spans the Arno River in Florence, Italy.

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Michael


Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)


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stacey_mb

Path to the lake.


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adellabedella_usa

Pink petals




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Jasdip

Pests on the puzzle



Problem solved


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nicole___

A pair of Avocets

Collecting pollen

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marilyn_c

My beloved Piggy Sue. A baby feral hog I raised and had spayed. Stolen and killed. :'(

Pig Newton. Died in the flood.

Piggy Sue and her friend, Piggy Lee. Lee also died in the flood.

Rest in peace, sweet babies.

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Sisters in faith

Pawpaw


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murraysmom Zone 6a OH

Pink Irish front doors


Pink icing


Pretty Pink Rose


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Lars

L.A. County Arboretum

Parrot - Panajachel, Guatemala

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norar_il

Pencils



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sjerin

These are especially good today! Jasdip, yours is hilarious, and Marilyn, yours is so sad.

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susanwv

PINK


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dedtired

Marilyn, so cute and so sad.

Here are Protesters (not me!) and a Playbill.




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Fun2BHere

I don't know the name of this plant, but it has pretty pink buds right now.



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glenda_al

There is PINK in this beautiful pic somewhere. RV resort friends live in during the winter months in Florida. This was taken after a storm passed thru the area.

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Elmer J Fudd

I've seen the pink Victorian in Eureka in Dawn's contribution. I had no idea the inside was so rough. The photos and the fact that the asking price now is $40K more than the owner paid for it for FIFTEEN YEARS AGO suggest that it needs a massive amount of work. It appears some of what has been done wasn't done very well (ie, fiberglass shower) and would need to be redone too.

The market in that small town likely wouldn't support support a return on the dollars needed to be invested, at resale. That house in a more populous area would be worth 5 times more, or more. Very interesting to see the listing and the details.

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Ava

Thank you for the link Dawn. I have wondered what the ladies were like inside.

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DawnInCal

Yes, the Pink Lady does need some work, especially kitchen and bathroom updates. Personally, I'm not a fan of claw foot tubs (or tubs in general, although I do understand that the claw foot tub is authentic to the period), so I'd be replacing that with a beautiful granite or marble large shower unit.

Considering, it's 130 years old, the rest of it seems to be in pretty good shape. Part of it's charm is that it shows the wear and tear of families living in it all this time. It also has some amazing details both inside and out which I'd definitely preserve if it was mine.

I think part of what makes the house seem rough is that part of it appears to be empty and unfinished. From the photos that appears to be a separate living unit (perhaps servants quarters or a carriage house at one time?) that has been neglected. That area also needs repairs, remodeling and updating.

The house also has an interesting history. The gigantic, gray Victorian that can be seen from the window in some photos is The Carson Mansion. It was owned by William Carson, one of the first lumber barons of Northern California and is one of the most widely photographed and written about Victorians in California and perhaps the United States. The link below is to a Wikepedia article:


Carson Mansion

Anyway, back to the Pink Lady. William Carson had the Pink Lady built for his son (although some sources say the house was a gift to his daughter) as a wedding gift. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is now a vacation rental that is listed on Airbnb and VRBO. For some reason, I find that rather sad - I like to picture a family who loves the house living in it and filling it with life and laughter.

While the house is not my style; I prefer clean lines and something less elaborate, I have a great appreciation for the craftsmanship and details of the house. What i wouldn't mind having is one of those corner turrets scaled down a bit; that could make for a nice bit of personal space such as a reading room or just a place to sit and reflect on things.

My apologies for the hijack - back to 'P' photos!

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DawnInCal

My pleasure, Ava! :-)

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caflowerluver

RE: Pink Lady. Many years ago took a driving vacation from Santa Cruz up to OR and stopped along the way and saw this house. Also the Carson mansion across the way. Nice Victorian houses there and in Ferndale. Expensive price tags though.

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Elmer J Fudd

" Expensive price tags though."

That's all relative, location, location, location. I think you've said you live in the Santa Cruz mountains. Not far from you to the north, that $1.3 asking price would get you a standard condo or maybe a 1200 sq ft, 40+ year old tract house needing work. Maybe.

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sealavender

Parakeet!


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