86: Introducing…

(Bundled up for the cold.  Self portrait.)

…  Me.  🙂

I know.  Some of you already know me.  But there are some who may be visiting today who don’t know me or didn’t know me until today.  You see, I was honored to have been asked to do a guest blog post over at Kathy’s blog, Lake Superior Spirit.  If you’ve been a regular visitor to Life in the Bogs you might recognize Kathy as the person who inspired me to commit to stepping outside every single day for a whole year.

Now that we have an appreciable amount of snow and plenty of cold to go with it, I’m not sure if I should thank Kathy for inspiring me to such craziness or not.  I’m kidding.  Of course I am thankful to her.  Each day has been an adventure of some sort and I have now gotten to the point where I look forward to stepping outside, even in the cold.

Go on over to Kathy’s place and Meet Robin! While you’re there, look around.  Meet Kathy, too.   (Take your time.  I’ll wait.)

(Porter Furniture.)

Today’s self portrait was taken at Porter Furniture which is:

Unique is a great word for it.  M and I visited Porter Furniture on our last trip.  The man who owned it spent 65 years collecting all sorts of things and filling up this old cigar factory with the things he collected.  I’m sure he sold much of what he collected over the years which is, obviously, what kept him in business.  Mr. Porter has died and his sons are now trying to get rid of everything (4 floors worth of stuff) by the end of this month.

Porter Furniture is the interesting store I mentioned in this post.  If there isn’t one of everything ever made in that store, I’ll be amazed.  It was packed with all sorts of things from fire place mantels to trunks to wringer washing machines.

Oh, and this:

How cool is that??  There were actually two knights in the store, one guarding an exit door.  I’ll show him to you sometime this weekend.

There was no heat in the store, hence all the bundling up in the self portrait.  The lighting was interesting and I took a bunch of photos.  I’m still sorting through them and hope to bring you more soon.

Today’s walk

Today’s weather has been a mix of clouds, a little sunshine, and snow flurries.  They say the flurries won’t amount to much in terms of accumulation.  Maybe a quarter of an inch or so.  It’s another balmy, 26-degree day.

I did not take the camera with me today.  The snow was flurrying when I went out and it’s best to give the camera a break when it’s like that.  Plus I need to sort through the photos I’ve taken since the trip to San Diego, including some from San Diego.  That’s how far behind I’ve gotten.

There’s not much to say about today’s outdoor experience.  It’s cloudy.  It snowed.  The birds are loving the food I put out.

Life is good.  🙂

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7 Comments on “86: Introducing…”

  1. Marianne says:

    Robin, that was a great guest post on Kathy’s blog.

    I love the knight in shinning armour. I think I need one of those, if there are any left.

  2. Oh wow, that’s my kind of furniture store! So many treasures just waiting to be discovered….

    I loved your guest post with Kathy. It’s been great learning more about you and your life. 🙂

  3. My mouth is drooling at the thought of spending a day and money wandering through this magnificent store , my mind can imagine the treasures to be uncovered in all the nooks and crannys ,thanks for sharing this post and the pics
    Ian aka Emu

  4. Kathy says:

    I love your guest blog over at Kathy’s too. Thanks so much for writing such a wonderful blog! Your friend, Kathy

    P.S. This store looks really interesting. What a find!

  5. penpusherpen says:

    Righto, been to Kathy’s place and back again…nice to ‘see’ you… 😉
    I want that suit of Armour…I do so want it!!…Oh my…what a marvellous store…I’d be camped inside there for ages…they’d have to throw me out!!! (picture mad woman hiding inside armour then trying to ..um..hurriedly make a clanking run for it… !!) …. and I felt so cold reading that, no wonder if there’s no heating in the store…I WAS THERE!! not here, minus whatever, strewth, It’s so cold…Off to hug the radiator again!!
    and I am so glad….that life is good I mean, …Hugs to you…from a red nosed Pen..x

  6. Anna says:

    Wonderful post “Meet Robin!” over at Kathy’s! What a wonderful place Porter Furniture is! I wonder if the Pickers heard about it! Imagine collecting like that! My daughter would oh so love to do this and have a collector’s place like that. I enjoyed this post! 🙂

  7. Robin says:

    Thank you so much everyone! 🙂


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