Monday, April 13, 2020

Welcome to Pook's E-News!

Pook Bellini 
Arizona Best Real Estate
                       Attention to Detail
           Dedication to Exceptional Service
Mobile: 480-628-7377
Pook's E-News contains up-to-date articles and information about real estate and other topics of interest. It is sent out as an email to those on my mailing list and then posted to this site.  If you would like to receive Pook's E-News and are not currently on my email list, please contact me. Also, please know that your feedback is both welcome and deeply appreciated!  Feel free to leave comments or email me directly.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Where the Wildflowers Are

Be sure to visit the Desert Botanical Garden website for up-to-date information on where to find beautiful wildflowers this season.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I'm now licensed in South Carolina!


I'm delighted to share the news that I am now licensed in both Arizona and South Carolina!

My SC license is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Carolinas Realty and my office is located in the Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, North Carolina, which is just north of the SC border.  Note that while I am licensed in South Carolina, my office services both North and South Carolina and my colleagues can help with any sales or purchases in North Carolina.  

Please check out my new BHHS website and be sure to get this awesome app that is the ultimate tool for mobile searching:

If you or anyone you know is looking to make a move to this beautiful part of the country, please give me a call! And remember that through a great referral network I can still help you with your real estate needs anywhere in the country - I'm LOCAL and I'm GLOBAL!

All the best!
Pook Bellini, REALTOR®, ABR, CMRS, CNE, e-PRO, SFR
Attention to Detail and Dedication to Exceptional
Mobile:  480-628-7377

Great Small Garden Ideas

Only have a small space, but wanting to create a lush garden?  From a vertical veggie garden to a mini orchard, check out these awesome ways to pack the most garden into the smallest space. Here are some great ideas from

Saturday, March 7, 2015

What a difference an hour makes...

Courtesy of Keep Current Matters/the KCM Blog
After living in Arizona for 38 years, where we always remained on Mountain Standard time, my husband and I get to "Spring Forward" this year.  So looking forward to an extra hour of daylight!  (Not so much losing an hour of sleep tonight.)

BTW, when did DST start happening so early??  

Here's the explanation from WEBEXHIBITS.ORG...

In the early 1960s, observance of Daylight Saving Time was quite inconsistent, with a hodgepodge of time observances, and no agreement about when to change clocks. The Interstate Commerce Commission, the nation's timekeeper, was immobilized, and the matter remained deadlocked. Many business interests were supportive of standardization, although it became a bitter fight between the indoor and outdoor theater industries. The farmers, however, were opposed to such uniformity. State and local governments were a mixed bag, depending on local conditions.

Efforts at standardization were encouraged by a transportation industry organization, the Committee for Time Uniformity. They surveyed the entire nation, through questioning telephone operators as to local time observances, and found the situation was quite confusing. Next, the Committee's goal was a strong supportive story on the front page of the New York Times. Having rallied the general public's support, the Time Uniformity Committee's goal was accomplished, but only after discovering and disclosing that on the 35-mile stretch of highway (Route 2) between Moundsville, W.V., and Steubenville, Ohio, every bus driver and his passengers had to endure seven time changes!

The Uniform Time Act

By 1966, some 100 million Americans were observing Daylight Saving Time based on their local laws and customs. Congress decided to step in and end the confusion, and to establish one pattern across the country. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S. Code Section 260a) [see law], signed into Public Law 89-387 on April 12, 1966, by President Lyndon Johnson, created Daylight Saving Time to begin on the last Sunday of April and to end on the last Sunday of October. Any State that wanted to be exempt from Daylight Saving Time could do so by passing a state law.

The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established a system of uniform (within each time zone) Daylight Saving Time throughout the U.S. and its possessions, exempting only those states in which the legislatures voted to keep the entire state on standard time.

In 1972
, Congress revised the law to provide that, if a state was in two or more time zones, the state could exempt the part of the state that was in one time zone while providing that the part of the state in a different time zone would observe Daylight Saving Time. The Federal law was amended in 1986 to begin Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in April.

Under legislation enacted in 1986, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. began at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of April and ended at 2:00 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. beginning in 2007, though Congress retained the right to revert to the 1986 law should the change prove unpopular or if energy savings are not significant. Going from 2007 forward, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.

    begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and
    ends at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Would you like to buy a cave?

Source:  CBS Sunday Morning
Published on May 18, 2014
For the past 25 years, Ra Paulette has been carving out man-made caves from the sandstone hills of New Mexico, and then sculpting these spaces into works of art he calls wilderness shrines. Lee Cowan has the story of an artist who does his best work underground.

This cave digger is a master artist!  His work is beyond description.  And, just in case you'd like to buy one of these amazing caves, there may still be a couple for sale.