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Sun Country Styles: 175 Designs from Coastal Cottages to Stunning Southwesterns
Bask in the warmth of the homes from the Sun Country. From the Mediterranean manors of Florida to the practical and attractive subtlety of the stucco designs of the Southwest, if sunny is what you seek, you'll find it here.
Bring a bit of sunshine into any part of the country, with homes that create dreams of warm beaches and tropical breezes no matter where you are.
Open floor plans and extensive outdoor living spaces enable you to make the most of the Sun Country lifestyle.
From traditional Texas Ranches to the Southwest Contemporaries, these homes provide a great overview of the most popular designs under the sun.
If your dreams are of clear skies and wide-open spaces, Sun Country Styles is the book for you
Nature's Bounties...from Kerala, Land of Coconut Trees
These colorful coconut trees are different from the regular green ones. They are more used as a decorative and ornamental purposes than for yield as its leaves are used to decorate festivities or celebrations. This variety of coconuts have sweeter nectar and used more for drinking when they are tender before ripening fully.
Kerala, a southern state of India on its western coast got its name from the Coconut tree ("Keram" in local language).. The land is fringed with unending rows of coconut trees along its coastal plains spread between its numerous backwaters and other water bodies which is beautiful sight. With coconut trees filled all around along its paddy fields and other water bodies, Kerala looks so green and beautiful whole year round. Coconut trees are said to be so valuable as no part of it is wasted.
Apart from the nuts used for extracting oil or for cooking, the husk of the nuts are the raw material for coir which is used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes, mattresses etc .. Its leaves were dried n woven which were widely used on roofing homes until recently ( even now in low income housings)are the favorite food of elephants (wild or tamed). Coconut tree;s wood is used to make furniture or buildings, and the dry leaves are still used at village homes for cooking...
So for Keralites, Coconut trees are not just a thing of beauty, but much more that .. Hence they were a stable main source of income for farmers and landowners and are considered very valuable trees. One coconut tree may survive three or four generations of humans....
Steamboat NANTUCKET c.1895, Scale Model -Detail
An up close view of the decorated paddleboxes "that made large. rhythmic and beautiful half-circles on the sides".
-Vineyard Gazette c.1961
The machinery of the walking beam engine which is hidden behind the foiled handpainted flags is constructed of wood. One hundred and fifty-six pieces make up this item. On many of my steamboat models of this vintage, approximately the same numbered pieces of wood are used.
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