Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Boom-Boom Goes to the Beach: Part 2

As promised here is the second installment of pictures.  First off, the new "cottage."  Uh, yeah, not exactly a cottage.  It may not have a larger footprint than the old place but it's got three levels whereas the old place only had one.  It's got a very pretty spiral staircase which is highlighted in what the family refers to as the penis window there on the side.




The neighbor's van.  Totally groovy!  I dig it!



Playing around with portraiture...here's my stepmom.




And Dad...who Isaac describes as "the scary guy who doesn't wear shirts."  He was less than thrilled when I aimed Boom-Boom in his direction but he managed to not grimace.



At least Dad sat still.  I had to chase the bee all over the tops of the flowers.




These were down near the beach.  I dunno what they are.  We'll call them Beachicus Orangium Trumpetia.  I read a Latin primer while I was at the beach.  Yes, I have weird ideas about how to relax.  I'm sure I didn't decline any of that made of botanical name even remotely correctly so clearly I absorbed little from the primer.  I say fake it till ya make it. 




Here is Twinicus Vinum.  (The secret is to say it with confidence.)




The other side of the neighbor's van sums up my whole last year pretty well, dontcha think?

13 comments:

Susan in the Boonies said...

NICE cottage. Wish you'd never named that window! LOL! It WOULD have been a nice cottage, anyway...

Beach Bum said...

I really dig the van, always wanted one of those when I was a kid.

Suldog said...

Any family that names a window in that way is twisted (and also alright by me.) Love the porches!

Craig said...

Heh-heh. . . you said 'penis'. . .

Groovy van, tho; I dig it. . .

I'm giving some serious thought to becoming a 'scary guy who doesn't wear shirts' when I retire. . .

And. . . your beach reading was a Latin primer? It would seem that you fit right in with the shirtless penis-window people. . . ;)

Pax vobiscum. . .

S said...

omg it is a penis window!
Cute cottage, and I see where your hippie roots come from....



of course I love that van too!

haphazardlife said...

Penis window? I love your family.

Bijoux said...

Totally awesome van, man!

Craig said...

Yer step-mom looks like a real sweetie, by the way. . . (altho, gathering from what you've said in the past, she'd almost have to be, right?)

;)

snowelf said...

I do like the van too. The art is so fun!!
Fake it till you make it is my motto too. ;)

--snow

Mother Theresa said...

Nice cottage, penis window and all. Lovely photos, and the new Latin just cracks me up. That van certainly is groovy...and what about its owners? Are they groovy too? Did Boom-Boom get any pictures of them?

coopernicus said...

kewl van...i'd drive it.
no uncle shots???

~Tim said...

Whodathunk the hit of your photo shoot would be your neighbor's van? Groovy.

secret agent woman said...

That van is a hoot - looks like it rolled right out of the early 70's.