Sunday, December 19, 2010

winter escape



Cal and I packed the truck tuesday , loaded with tons of art supplies including  Scooter , Peanut , Cal's golf  clubs ,  good reading  books, the 4th  season of Dexter  and headed for a special  winter get away for 5 weeks in the old mining town turned artistic  enclave of Bisbee Arizona . I had never heard of this place but Cal had and he has a special eye for finding wonderful places to visit. I am smitten!!! The climate is  perfect so far , sixties  during the day and perfectly cool  at night  for warm fires .The town is  charmingly nestled in a deep canyon high in the mountains ( 6000 feet) .It resembles  a European village,  the homes are built just about anywhere they can safely perch one  .Long  Staircases  and   winding  roads  connect  owners  to  their homes. The style is Victorian/ bungalow/ cottage early last  century in style . So much charm and not much change except  for a  bright coat of paint  here and there. In it's  hey day the town   was a bustling  copper mine  town of 20 thousand . Now it boast about 6000. Which is much better then most mining towns   can say  these days . I hope to post many  pictures in the next weeks to  give each of you a feel and hopefully the bug to visit this enduring little bit of history.


 Oh the color!!!
Give me a hammer and some paint.....

....then  just add a  little  lace in the windows 
and I am in love,

Scooty and Peanut are a perfect fit .


Love  the local wild life .

Getting exercise is not a problem here.....
 
and treasure  hunting is at a premium !!
This fence rail was  just leaning on an
 old  abandoned building of which there seems to be many . 





15 comments:

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Friend, friend, friend! This is the best! Oh, I hope it a respite that will lead to the sweetest memories and relaxation time. You deserve many rays of sunshine and I send you holiday greetings of love and kindness. I wish you joy. Blessings.

Terri Kahrs said...

OMG! You must be in Heaven!!! Of these pics are just a little taste of things to come, I can't wait!!!

Enjoy your vacation, Julie! And warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas filled with peace and joy and a New Year that's filled with good health, happiness and LOTS of art and opportunities!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Julie, what a great idea for a vacation. True peace.
enjoy those fires.....
xx

John said...

Sounds and looks amazing. Hope you all have a great time.

Denise S. said...

Julie have a wonderful winter vacation and Happy Holidays to you and Cal

Georgina said...

Haven't been to Bissbee in a few years, but yes, it's a really great little town. The Southwest is full of lovely little towns like that and so full of charm...not to mention the people are pretty friendly too!!

Have a great vacation, Julie and enjoy. Thanks for the heads up on "Dexter." My honey and I love that show!! LOL

xxoo,
Georgina

Jingle said...

What a neat place!!!! And how fun!

Lisa said...

Wow! Have a wonderful time!

Are you curious about me? said...

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.

Happy holidays, enjoy the sunshine, wishing I was with you as it's -8 here in the UK.

~ Julie

karen said...

My heart started to pound so fast when I saw the fence rail! What a treasure! You must be having a ball. And the stairway up the mountain, what a work out!
Enjoy your vacation!
xoxox
karen

Lorie said...

Hey girlie, please check your email. I need one little piece of info from you ASAP. THANKS!!

In the meantime, I'm going to see if we have the address of the place we rented for a long weekend in Bisbee. It was totally artsy-fartsy. You would love to see the front of the house. If I can find the address, I'll send it to you for you and Cal to walk by and take a look. GREAT PLACE to relax and renew.

xox Lorie

Charlene said...

Please put me in your suitcase!!!!!!!!!!! OMG it looks like HEAVEN! And your there for 5 weeks???? LUCKY YOU! But, you deserve it. How's Mom? I almost hate to ask. HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS SWEET FRIEND! Hugs!
Charlene

Charlene said...

Keep the photos coming! Charlene

The Backporch Artessa said...

Oh how creative souls need sunshine and color and REST from the daily grind! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Shirley said...

Wow, beautiful photos, Julie! I thank you for your wonderful visits to my blog and wish you a fantastic holiday and new year's ahead!