there’s no place like home

Posted: November 16, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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the real estate agent is doing the half yearly house inspection this morning
we tidied up a bit so please come in and have a look around
Fiona Dempster’s Imagine Peace weathergram
afternoon sun in the lounge room
the crepe myrtle branch seasoning for the dream
studio space with xmas card in production
the stairs with Mia Illuzia’s 7 hag stones and Barry Smith’s water buffalo horn talisman for peace and love
Old Man Crow working on a new song in his music room
afternoon sun through the wrought iron on the front verandah
the Jacaranda from two doors up purpling the view from the bedroom window with two species of Brugmansia, the garden has grown a lot in 9 years
Fiona’s Imagine Peace weathergram at the back door
Hoya flower
the Gardenias are flowering madly, the scent is divine
x fingers we’ll be here for a good while yet!

  1. you are like a pair of Bower Birds

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Grace))) in two weeks we will have lived here for 9 years, that’s the longest time I have ever lived anywhere in my 62 years on the planet! a few houses ago, we were there for 7 & 1/2 years so a lot of stuff needed to go when we moved from a 3 bedroom freestanding home with a double garage to a two bedroom railway terrace, we took 8 vanloads to the rubbish tip, 2 vanloads of glass & tiles to Reverse Garbage (a wonderful resource for recycling stuff), excess books and clothes to the op shop (US thift shop) & left lots of plants and pots with a sign free to a good home along with my windsurfer and a huge armchair that wouldn’t fit through the front door of the new place & had to do more streamlining for the next house which was a one bedroom railway terrace, a friend from Amsterdam was visiting that one and we worked out her canal boat was wider and longer, our next place may well be a houseboat, a lot of this stuff has to be turned into art so it can go!

      • Valerianna says:

        Wow, that’s impressive – are you naturally nomadic or was just circumstance?
        Love, LoVE seeing into people’s lives through their spaces, your home is a wonderful visual journal 🙂

        • Mo Crow says:

          (((Valerianna))) my family moved around a lot, I was born in Tulsa, moved to Baltimore at 2 then back to Tulsa at 3, a year in Houston, a couple in Peru, 6 months in Canada at my grandmother’s house in Quebec, waiting for my Dad’s next transfer, then on to Melbourne in 69, Sydney in 71 (the folks moved back to the US after 9 years in 78) I left home at 18 in 73, hitchhiked around Australia then lived in a lot of share houses over the years, even helped build a wooden house out in the bush, all up just over 50 houses in 62 years & this old lady of a house is the favourite, we both feel so at home here and part of the local community, having Madeleine from Artsite Gallery only a two minute walk away is magic, she has been contributing all sorts of amazing things inherited from her mother to be transformed into art for the Braille for the Soul show in March 2019 so we have our fingers x-ed that we will get to stay here til then!

  2. coloremartine says:

    Such a happy home, Cant imagine you ever get tired of it but if………..there’s lots of cosy houseboats in my country…………

  3. Liz A says:

    This picture walk through your home is like visiting a museum … love the shells and bells imagining peace … the Brass Key, Back Door flying over the couch … suns and moons … stars and hearts … flowers and Old Man Crow … all bathed in spring-light full of promise

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) these house inspections keep us almost civilized, we would never get round to cleaning the windows or getting the dust out of the neglected corners, those dust bunnies under the bed get big!

  4. Hazel says:

    What a treasure and peace filled space. I’d love to come and sit on your sunshine bathed couch for a spell.

  5. dinahmow says:

    I love your house, with all its vignettes of life

  6. Louise Watson says:

    Thank you for letting us visit. A good antidote to gloomy November days here! Ooh Gardenias! I can almost smell them. It is always lovely to see artists work spaces, they buzz with creativity.

  7. shemann says:

    what a wonderful place to live, so many interesting things! Just checking to be sure our flags aren’t due until 2018? or 2017?

  8. Margaret Johnson says:

    Lovely to have a wander through your house Mo And Ron……OXO

  9. Margaret Johnson says:

    WOOPS!!!!!…. I mean RoD.. the ol’ grey mare ain’t wot she used to be!!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marg))) good to see you, the house inspection went well, the new real estate agent is a savvy young man who was boggled by the state of our old lady of a house and amazed with what we have done to hold her together, we’ll be here a good while yet !

  10. Susan says:

    Sweet Mo…wow, I feel like a kid in a candy store! So many wonderful things to take in. My husband and I were talking about finding your haven – for us, it is our home. From my soul, I feel everyone needs a haven – a safe, serene and calming spot. Blessings friend.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Susan))) we love this old house so much & funny how knowing that it’s not forever, we will have to move on in the not too faraway with the pressures of gentrification in the inner city makes it even more of a rare treasure, this is a golden time!

  11. fiona says:

    So glad you have made it thru another inspection Mo – I know what you mean about incentives to clean/tidy! I realise I do it best when we have visitors/guests – for just us we let it flow a bit a more 😉
    You can feel the comfort and ease and peace ooze out of these photos – a sanctuary and refuge; and a place of making and creating. Amazing. And the gardenias. When my mum died we all planted gardenias for her and the scent is stunning at the moment – and lots of beautiful memories.

  12. I always love the little bits and pieces we see as the house inspection comes….and as for visiting the netherlands…Martine and me and more…we make you a party you never forget…but that can be in the mind too….

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