Monday, March 03, 2008



Nothing beats the end-of-winter blues better than a change of scenery.

Just a couple weeks ago we were viewing the eagles along the frozen Illinois river. Last week we escaped to St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The tropical colors are fantastic and lift your spirits. As you know, I'm always drawn to old structures in their various stages of sucumbing to wind and weather.

This is the old barrel house at Fort Christiansted, the original Danish fort. The Danes certainly didn't attempt to camouflage their fortresses. In addtion the this fort painted a bright ochre yellow, the fort at Frederiksted is painted a tomatoe red.


Lori said...

I absolutely love this. It almost looks like a painting.

Oh, to be there now, on this cold and blustery day...

pablo said...

Hey, I've been there! I loved the island, though the way is so easy going there that if I lived there, I'd probably be drunk all of the time.

Cote de Texas said...

Spring fever is striking everyone! Thanks for the comment, I never had heard of that hotel before, I'll check it out.


LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I'm deeply immersed in cabin fever myself.......bring on the Spring!

Great pic....looks like a postcard.



pottermom said...


rebecca homecca said...

In response to your questions at home - I think you should definately get that framed. I loved it when I saw it on your blog and thought, I sure would like to have that photo, in a frame, on my wall.
So there you go.

homespun living said...

Very wonderful scenery indeed! We recently 'escaped' to Florida ~ a nice break from the cold and two feet of snow that fell at home!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Gorgeous! St. Croix sounds much more soothing and relaxing than NYC!!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oooohh...sigh...! Beautiful!!!
Sounds like a perfect escape to rejuvenate the heart and spirit..oh for the warm sun and a little sand between our toes!!

We hope you have a blessed Good Friday.

kari & kijsa

Felicia said...

What beautiful architecture. And the colors are vivid enough to chase away the winter blues.