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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

As Winter Approaches

As I look out at the gloomy sky, I know that this anomaly of no snow in southern Maine at the end of November will soon come to an end.  It's inevitable that the current temperature of 55 degrees will be replaced by temps between 30 and minus 10; the pine needles and leaves covering our lawn will be replaced by inches, if not feet (!) of the fluffy and sometimes not so fluffy white stuff.

So, I day dream of warmer climates and a home on the beach.


I could tolerate a few months in this Palm Beach 22,000 sq. ft. mansion with an 8 car garage, 2 ponds, a tennis court, and a swimming pool with a waterfall.


Or maybe this little $16.6 million dollar compound.....the rent couldn't be too bad for a couple of months or so, could it?


Of course the view is rather lovely from the deck of this modest 4 bedroom crib in Maui, with 100 feet of private beach frontage.

I'm not keen on flying, so maybe Maui is out.  But this little number in Rockport, Texas with it's multilevel pool and swim up bar wouldn't be too shabby...and I could drive there!

Sitting on the deck over-looking the Pacific in Malibu, California, would be tolerable....

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Of course, I wouldn't want to get TOO much sun, so perhaps this Caribbean estate in St. Croix would be a better choice.  I could enjoy the views from the shade if I chose.


Of course, if I really want to be ON the water, this modest cottage in Charleston, South Carolina might be more to my taste.


Or maybe these digs in Bal Harbor, Florida, would suit me better?


Ah, who am I trying to kid?   I haven't won the lottery, so I might as well get used to the fact that this will be what I'm looking at this winter!


It is what it is!   No warm beaches in exclusive resorts for me!  More likely I'll be sitting in my recliner under my snuggie, waiting for spring!

If you would like to drool over more of the beach properties show above, click here, to go to the Forbes Beach Properties to Cure the Winter Blues Website.

EVA

24 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Northeastern winters are no joke!! Stay warm under that Snuggie, lol!! Hugs!

Ruth said...

We just lost the 50s in Iowa. I'm not ready for snow either.

River said...

I love those beach properties! Especially the ones in Jamaica and Maui, the first 22,000 sq ft mansion is pretty good too.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Those island/beach getaways are perfect for late January/early February when there isn't much going on. By the time you return home, winter is almost over.

Brian Miller said...

wow these are amazing...this is supposed to be the week our weather turns here...might listen to some jimmy buffet today and dream a bit...smiles.

Deb said...

All those places are great...for about 2 weeks. I'd miss the snow. I just hope we get snow and not cold rain/ice/sleet which often happens on the coast. Come February, March and geeze, even April, I'd like to park my butt on one of those lounge chairs you show, toes in the water, some fruity rummy drink with an umbrella while being fanned with a palm frond that some handsome... damn. I have once again lost touch with reality.

Terri Sonoda said...

You would miss the snow and all those cool places to go eat on Sundays. But for a week or two, any or all of those beach homes sound heavenly!

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

You and me both! I want a crazy pool (or any pool) in a warm climate. And while I lived in Costa Rica for a while, I am now stuck in the northeast for the foreseeable future. And that future holds snow. Lots of snow, I hear. *sigh*

P.S. - Thanks for stopping by and saying hi on my SITS Day!

Kristina P. said...

Ugh, me too! I need sun and sand!

rosaria said...

I understand you can get a condo in Ecuador for peanuts. Nah, that requires flying and learning a new language at the same time.
50's?
Somehow it feels like a joke is being played on everyone with these funny readings all over the map!

Sue said...

Our weather has turned cold this week, too. I keep trying to remind myself that's appropriate for Christmas...

;)

My Traveling Troop said...

What gorgeous beach properties! I will definitely day dream about them as a chilly winter approaches.

Cheers,
Kristina

Kitty Moore said...

I'm hoping it's a white christmas in London this year! Thank you for your lovely comment - it feels good to be back!

schererart said...

Beautiful place! As is your blog.

KAM said...

Hi, Eva! Thanks for stopping by today. My mom is retiring this month. She is so excited. I think she's dreaming of those warm, sunny days too. Who am I kidding? We all are! :)

Al Penwasser said...

When I lived in Maine, I bemoaned the fact that it never got warm there.
Then, I moved to Iceland.
All kidding aside (no, really), I loved Maine summer nights. They were usually always cool enough that you sometimes needed a sweatshirt (but NEVER an air-conditioner).
That was worth frozen boogers, snow on Good Friday, and the Mud Season.

Eva Gallant said...

Deb: You can have the snow. I don't think I'd miss it!

Terri: See above: I wouldn't miss the snow!

Travelin: Me, too!

injaynesworld said...

I'm in California and even I dream of having a beach house. Mine would be in Cabo San Lucas.

Jen said...

I would take any of these.......fulltime!!!!!

Eva Gallant said...

Jayne: We can dream!

Jen: No you wouldn't; you'd miss me! lol

The Frisky Virgin said...

You know what? As beautiful as all of those beach homes are, the last picture holds all the magic. *hugs*

Kaylen said...

Oh, how nice that you featured my little beach house in St. Croix! It is such a treasure to us! :)

Eva Gallant said...

schererat: Thank you!

Frisky: That's only because you don't have to shovel it! Or freeze your butt off in the process!

Grams said...

I say go for the one in Rockport, Texas. It's about 30 minutes from my house and I'll be happy to come sit by the pool with you. I'll bring the wine and the coffee. We'll need both.